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Storm by George R. Stewart
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Aug 17, 2021 | ISBN 9781681375182

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“Man versus nature, and the ability of humans to cope under environmental stress, are Stewart’s two obsessions. He is at once a chronicler of the achievements and architectures of modern civilization and an ecological fatalist. . . . In Storm, he went so far as to write what he called a biography of the weather.” —Christine Smallwood, The Nation

“Weather is here for the first time given the importance in fiction that it has in fact. . . . It is impossible to forget, anywhere in the novel, the impending weight of that mighty movement of the air. . . . Stewart with admirable ingenuity and sure craftsmanship has let us look for a moment at the mortar that holds a civilization together. A good many of his readers will never again . . . note a cloud without remembering at least momentarily that the air, not the earth, is our mortal home.” —Wallace Stegner, The Boston Globe

“The storm itself . . . becomes absorbing as few human characters, in fiction, ever are. It is a splendid job of research and design.” —Time

Storm is considered the first of its kind, paving the way for an entire genre of fiction, the eco-novel. Fans of The Overstory will be transfixed with this reissue, which follows the storm every day of its existence as we would a volatile and dramatic character, and leaves us with a renewed awareness of the interconnectedness of our mysterious and awe-inspiring world.” —Julia Hass, Lit Hub

“A massive winter storm brings destruction, peril, and death to drought-plagued California….A new introduction by Nathaniel Rich provides historical context for Stewart’s reissued classic, first published in 1941. Pure excitement for eco-fiction fans.” —Kirkus, starred review

“[Storm’s] very structure is anti-anthropocentric. Unfolding over twelve chapters, each corresponding to a different day, the novel proceeds mosaic-like. . . . Everything, both manmade and natural, is connected in Storm’s ecosystem; everything that happens has wide-ranging consequences, the butterfly effect in full force.” —Andrew Schenker, The Baffler

“Unlike anything else out there.” —Stuart Miller, The Orange County Register

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