Synopses & Reviews
It is 2028. A strike to destroy an illegal Arctic weapons cache has a catastrophic side effect. Massive amounts of energy are liberated from the polar ice, suddenly and radically warming the Earths climate.
In the middle of the Pacific, a gigantic hurricane thousands of miles across is forming, larger than any in human history. A storm with winds of supersonic speed. A storm that changes direction at whim. A storm that refuses to die. A storm so vast it spawns dozens more in its wake.
Blinded by intrigue, expedience, and greed, the worlds politicians and power brokers ignore the killer storms threat until its too late. The death toll climbs to the tens of millions as it savages the Pacific coast, and the smaller storms it spawns are wreaking havoc across the planet.
While the survivors scramble for advantage, a handful of courageous men and women undertake a desperate plan to save humanity from total destruction—a plan so visionary it may alter forever the future of the human race.
"A great big romp of a quasi-cyberpunk novel...It delivers!" --Wired
"Breathtaking...This winning blend of gripping thriller and dazzling SF should establish Barnes as one of the most able and impressive of SF's rising stars." --Publishers Weekly
"One of the best disaster novels ever." --Booklist
"With Mother of Storms, John Barnes assumes his place as a major SF writer of the 1990s." --The Washington Post
"A startling future filled with danger, challenge, and ultimately, hope." --David Brin, author of Earth
"One of the best disaster novels ever." —Booklist
"A great big romp of a quasi-cyberpunk disaster novel… It delivers!" —Wired
"Breathtaking… A winning blend of gripping thriller and dazzling SF." —Publishers Weekly
In the middle of the Pacific, a gigantic hurricane accidentally triggered by nuclear explosions spawns dozens more in its wake.
A world linked by a virtual-reality network experiences the devastation first hand, witnessing the death of civilization as we know it and the violent birth of an emerging global consciousness.
Vast in scope, yet intimate in personal detail, Mother of Storms is a visionary fusion of cutting-edge cyberspace fiction and heart-stopping storytelling in the grand tradition, filled with passion, tragedy, and the triumph of the human spirit.
The exciting novel of climate-change disaster returns in trade paperback
About the Author
is the award-winning author of Orbital Romance
, A Million Open Doors
, Mother of Storms
, Earth Made of Glass
, The Merchants of Souls
, and many other novels. With Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels Encounter with Tiber
and The Return
. He lives in Colorado.