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Mother of Storms

John Barnes

Tor Books

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.

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Mother of Storms
ONEATTRACTORMARCH--JUNE 2028 
THIS IS THE good part. Hassan Sulari loves this one. When the magnetic catapult on the mothership throws his little spaceplane forward and he kicks in his scramjets, somewhere over Afghanistan, he'll sail up and away into a high suborbital trajectory over the pole. Hassan has never gotten authorized for orbit, but this is pretty close.It's his first real mission. He's carrying four cram bombs--"Compressing Radiation Antimatter" is what it stands for, and when they talk to the media they are supposed to stress that they are "mass-to-energy,
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"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

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  • John Barnes is the award-winning author of Orbital Romance, A Million Open Doors, Mother of Storms, Earth Made of Glass, The Merchants of Souls, Candle, and many other novels. With Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels Encounter with Tiber and The Return. He lives in Colorado.
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    Nebula Awards - Nominee, Hugo Award - Nominee
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