- Author : Bruce Sterling
- Year : 1994
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This was one of the first Bruce Sterling books I read–and I do not remember putting it down until I finished. This hooked me on Near-core Sci-Fi. I describe Near-core as Science Faction–something plausible and not to far from now. In this work, you can see Bruce has a good foundation of Unix. It was accurate and I loved every bit of this read. I loved the characters, the scenes, and the texture of living in the field chasing storms with hi-tech gear. The ending concept was absolutely brilliant.
I think Crichton & Martin (2 years later) may have ripped Bruce off on creating Twister, which sucked more air than the twister itself… and I have read a lot of Crichton books–some I really liked.