Thursday, April 29, 2021

Spotlight: Stormland by John Shirley

Author: John Shirley
Publisher : Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (April 13, 2021)
Hardcover : 368 pages

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.

About John Shirley

John Shirley is one of the original cyberpunk writers. He is the author of numerous novels, including Demons, CrawlersWetbonesCellarsBleak HistoryCity Come A-WalkinBioshock: Rapture, and the Song Called Youth trilogy. His story collections include the Bram Stoker Awardwinning Black Butterflies. He is coscreenwriter of The Crow, has written an episode of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series, as well as animation scripts. Check out the author’s WEBSITE for more info.
Review tour:
Tuesday, April 13th: Pacific Northwest Bookworm and @pnwbookworm
Wednesday, April 21st: @readerofthewrittenword
Thursday, April 22nd: @the.caffeinated. reader
Sunday, April 25th: @aimeedarsreads
Monday, April 26th: @mynovelmenagerie
Thursday, April 29th: From the TBR Pile
Saturday, May 1st: @lovelyplacebooks
Sunday, May 2nd: @djreadsbooks
Monday, May 3rd: Blunt Scissors Book Reviews and @bluntscissorsbookreviews
Wednesday, May 5th: @timeladyreads
Wednesday, May 5th:
Thursday, May 6th: @bookclubwithbite
Saturday, May 8th: She Just Loves Books and @shejustlovesbooks
Monday, May 10th: @jenguerdy
TBD: Friday, April 16th: Openly Bookish

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