Stormland

John Shirley
science fiction > cyberpunk, thriller
Stormland - John Shirley

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.

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Release date: April 13, 2021
Genres: science fictioncyberpunk, thriller
Expectation rating: 7.50/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated: August 25, 2021