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Riders of the Wind


  • Lee Penney


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A warmer climate has seen an explosion of destructive typhoons, more powerful than any in history. The biggest of them ceaselessly circles the globe, flattening everything in its path, and now it’s headed for New Tokyo.

As the continent-sized storm bears down on the city, Major Tanaka must lead his squadron on another mission many of them won’t survive. The alternative is to watch his city literally be blown away.

The fabled riders are the only pilots skilled enough to fly their massively heavy aircraft into the storm with any hope of finding clear skies again, the last line of defense and the last weapon in the fight to sap the storm’s power or divert its course.

The is a novelette of ~11,000 words (31 pages)