If you have ever wanted to BE the storm, this is the book!
George R. Stewart’s STORM is getting stop-the-presses-treament.
This month, the New York Review of Books Press is re-publishing Stewart’s classic novel – the first ecological novel – and offering it as the August selection for those in the NYRB Classics Book Club. It’s available for purchase from their site (or your local bookseller).
The book has a new introduction, written by novelist and historian Nathaniel Rich. Rich joins a small, distinguished company of those who’ve written introductions for earlier editions of the novel – Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner and Ernest Callenbach.
It is as timely a read as Stewart’s FIRE, profiled here recently. Already, flash flood warnings are going up in areas still burning as recent rains rush over the now-burned-bare ground. Those dangerous conditions will continue for some time, until new ground cover and trees grow large enough to slow the speed of rain water hitting…
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