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Hoping for something better
May 29, 2018
Cyber Storm is more of a story about a group of people who band together and try to survive in an apartment building on Manhattan Island during raging snowstorms that shut down the city - literally - the loss of electricity, lack of food and water, and freezing temperatures cause chaos in the city. It doesn't take long for roving bands of individuals to begin stealing from those who have supplies. Probably the biggest detractor to survival is the lack of accurate communication. With the web down and only a few ham radios operating, the news that is shared is mostly hearsay. There are also warnings of swine flu and people dying all over. All communications cautioned people to stay indoors and wear masks, but when all supplies are gone it's either turn over and die or brave the outdoors to find more supplies.
There is speculation through the entire story as to what actually happened and who was responsible. Communicatiion is misinterpreted which cause many survivors to end their own lives. Is there an invasion? Is there still a government? Is help coming?
The story bogs down in certain spots when sharing technical IT information and then rehashing the same issues over and over again. I admit that I skimmed through many of those areas. The final 5% of the story also seemed rushed while everything was explained and solved within a few pages which left me disappointed.