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BSFA Review: The Last Storm by Tim Lebbon

16/10/2023 08:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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The Last Storm by Tim Lebbon

(Titan Books, 2022)

Reviewed by John Dodds

In the realm of post-apocalyptic novels, of those I have read, at any rate, I would argue that The Last Storm stands head and shoulders above many of them with its original ideas, crystalline prose, clever fantastical ideas that are both plausible and questionable. I say “questionable” in a positive way, because of the superficially technical elements (the rainmaking machine) and the mystical (the otherworldly powers needed make said machines work) combine in a way that makes for a highly original premise, though also of course requiring a willing suspension of disbelief.

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