Mother of Storms

Mother of Storms

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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 Earth's 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 world's politicians and power brokers ignore the killer storm's threat until it's 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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 33.02mm | 272.15g
  • Tor Books
  • New York
  • English
  • 0765332515
  • 9780765332516
  • 606,629

About John Barnes

JOHN BARNES is the author of more than thirty science fiction novels, including "Orbital Resonance," "A Million Open Doors," "Finity," and "Directive 51." With astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels "Encounter with Tiber "and "The Return." He lives in Denver, Colorado.show more

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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""show more

Rating details

1,289 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 27% (347)
4 35% (447)
3 28% (359)
2 9% (111)
1 2% (25)

Our customer reviews

I thought it was going to be a disaster novel. OR an end of world novel. Maybe it was, I couldn't read it properly. He postulates a type of VR system where people can experience others experiences. And then proceeds to go into loads of nasty detail about the violent-porn star, the snuff./kiddie porn people and so on. How unnecessary. Totally ruined it and I threw it out before finishing it, left a nasty taste in my mind...........show more
by H Moore
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