"Compulsively readable. The best disaster novel in many years. The problems of a United States falling apart at the seams as petroleum products vanish are shown at the national and local level, always through the effects on individuals. The basic idea is terribly plausible, the science spot-on, the politics totally persuasive. "Ill Wind" is a book you will read when you should be doing other things. Once you start, there is never a thought you might not continue to the last page." --Charles Sheffield, senior scientist, Earth Satellite Corporation, and award-winning author of "Cold as Ice", on "Ill Wind"
"A real winner. This book has potential to become a classic. Your grasp of the science, the technology, and the potential scene-and your ability to weave a truly engrossing fabric involving all of theme in authoritative fashion-are unique. My only worry is that you may have done to biotechnology what "The China Syndrome" did to nuclear energy-scared the hell out of the public." --Dr. D. Alan Bromley, former assistant to the President for Science and Technology, on "Ill Wind"
""Ill Wind" is a believable and fast read. It goes George Stewart's classic "Earth Abides" one better, illustrating the perils of overreacting to environmental problems and misusing technology." --Dr. Wilson K. Talley, president of the Hertz Foundation and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
""Ill Wind" is compelling reading. A clever, believable, and adventurous epic." -- Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for Rush
"I enjoyed "Ill Wind" thoroughly. Anderson and Beason have managed to take a plausible premise and turn it into a very entertaining (and also plausible) 'civilization in the aftermath' story." -- Walter S. Scott, president, Worldview Imaging Corporationshow more