Mother of Storms

Mother of Storms
First edition
AuthorJohn Barnes
Cover artistBob Eggleton
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
Publication date
July 1994
Media typePrint (Hardcover)

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


Plot summary

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 the Earth's surface temperatures, and quell the mother of storms.

Scientific ideas referenced

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

Award nominations



  1. ^ "MOTHER OF STORMS by John Barnes" . Kirkus Reviews. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

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Categories: American science fiction novels | American post-apocalyptic novels | 1994 American novels | Climate change books | 1994 science fiction novels | Tor Books books | 1990s speculative fiction novel stubs

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