Discussion Questions for Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling

1. What does the Storm Troupe do?

2. How does the Storm Troupe creatively respond to limited rescources?

3. Is the Storm Troupe a cult?

4. Who are the Rangers? How are they different than the Minute Men?

5. Can you see the roots of present day America in his novel? How do you think the future might be different from Bruce Sterling's novel?

6. What is different about the America in Bruce Sterling's novel than the current situation?

7. What new technologies are there?

8. Did you like the characters of Jane and Alex? Did you like the ending?