Mother of Storms

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Mother of Storms
Author John Barnes
Genre science fiction
Publisher Tor
Publication date
July 1994
Media type hardcover
Pages 432
ISBN 0-312-85560-5

Mother of Storms is a 1994 science fiction novel by John Barnes. It was nominated for three major science fiction awards.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

In the early 21st century, the earth suffers from a giant hurricane spawned by the release of clathrate compounds, as the result of a nuclear explosion. While the hurricane spawns hundreds of progeny, which by novel's end kill at least 1 billion people, two massively computer augmented human intelligences, both of whom witness their organic bodies die, race to corral a comet from beyond Pluto's orbit. They use the ice from the comet to reduce earth surface temperatures, and quell the mother of storms.

Scientific ideas referenced[edit]

The clathrate gun hypothesis is the basis for the origin of the hurricane.

Award nominations[edit]


  • Romanian


  1. ^ [1]

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