Bruce Sterling

"Heavy Weather"

(Reviewed by Judi Clark FEB 15 , 1998)

Heavy Weather

I read this one awhile ago and don't have a copy of this book with me (somehow I left it on the boat).  This makes it harder to write a comment, since I like to thumb through the pages and re-read parts of each book.  To help, I decided to read the comments in Amazon.com.  I think I have found the first absolutely positive and praiseworthy "Kirkus Review." Normally, Kirkus ticks me off, because they spill the whole story and then dismiss it as less than the perfect novel.  But alas, as said in their own words, Heavy Weather is "a cyberpunk winner!"

In the late 2030's, the climate is a mess in Texas, along Tornado alley. This renegade Troupe of meteorologists and computer experts, band together to hack weather as they wait for the colossal tornado, the F-6.  The technology is good, and the story line stands on its own.  If a script was made from Heavy Weather, Twister could have been a far better movie.

  • Amazon.com reader rating: from 30 reviews


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About the Author:

Bruce SterlingBruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor and critic, was born in 1954 in Brownsville, Texas. He is one of the original cyberpunk authors and the unofficial spokesperson for the genre. He was the editor of Mirrorshades the definitive document of the cyberpunk movement.  He is also the author of the non-fiction work, The Hacker Crackdown, describing law enforcement and computer crime activities that led to the start of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Sterling has written for many magazines, including Newsweek, Fortune, Harper’s, Details, Whole Earth Review, and Wired, where he has been a contributing writer since its conception.

He lives with his wife and daughter in Austin, Texas. In 2005 he is "Visionary-in-Residence" at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.

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