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Stormland

(2021)
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They call it Stormland: a sprawling, largely abandoned region of the southeastern coast of the USA, where climate change’s extreme weather conditions have brought about a “perfect storm” of perpetual tempests; where hurricane-strength storms return day after day, 365 days a year.

The heart of Stormland is Charleston, South Carolina, a flooded ruin where hundreds of people remain for their own peculiar reasons; where thugs prey on the weak, and a strangely benevolent cult tries to keep everyone insanely sane. Here, plutocratic evil takes advantage of Stormland’s lawlessness to cultivate a weirdly puppeted theater of cruelty.

Swept into the turbulent vortex of Stormland is an unlikely duo—a former serial killer and a former US Marshal—who must work together to bring light to America’s late twenty-first century heart of darkness.

A cyberpunk detective thriller set in a maelstrom of climatic upheaval, classism, and corrupt power, Stormland paradoxically dramatizes the resilience of the human spirit.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Stormland portrays human tenacity and ingenuity within a Hobbesian universe. John Shirley has created a vivid, hurricane-soaked canvas and a cast of memorable characters...A feat of dystopian imagination, Stormland cements Shirley's voice in the upper echelon of the cyberpunk genre." - Jon Bassoff

"John Shirley's acerbic humor is a perfect match for his sense of doom and adventure. One of his best. Buckle in!" - Greg Bear

"One of our best and most singular writers. A powerhouse of ideas and imagery." - William Gibson

"A powerful and necessary story for these times." - Richard Kadrey

"Stormland is a headlong sci-fi thriller about the punk squalor of post-disaster situations. It's also got some remarkably interesting speculative technologies, so I'd say that Mr. Shirley is quite on top of his game with this one." - Bruce Sterling


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April 2021 : Hardback
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Title: Stormland
Author(s): John Shirley
ISBN: 1-09-401782-5 / 978-1-09-401782-2
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stormland
Author(s): John Shirley
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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