Stormland by John Shirley

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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I love a good post-apocalyptic story, and I completely got one in Stormland! I loved that the story made me feel the danger from the weather, from the travel, and from the people. It created a heart racing, edge-of-your-seat roller-coaster ride that I didn’t want to get off of.

I really enjoyed the characters. They fill the story out. The storm is always there, it might get quiet for a bit, but it always comes back, and I felt like I could rely on that throughout the story. The characters though, there was so much surprise, change, and growth, it complimented the steadiness of the roaring weather really well.

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I think that readers that enjoy a sci-fi post-apocalyptic story will really enjoy this one! It perfect if you enjoy heart-racing moments, great characters, and unstable conditions!

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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.

Just the Facts:

Stormland by John Shirley
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Count: 300 
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Pub Date: April 13, 2021

Banner with open book titled "About the Author"

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.


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2 thoughts on “Stormland by John Shirley

  1. This sounds like a great book to get me back into the sci-fi/fantasy genre- thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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