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"Cyberpunk worked when the Internet was in its hand-wound crystal radio phase, when you had to be a sort of hobbyist to do e-mail, and it all had a very steep learning curve. Those days are over."
- William Gibson

Cosmic Storm  
  A vast tempest in space!  

“Kel,” he called, in a deep grave voice, “there’s an area of cosmic storm ahead. They’re spreading out, trying to hem us against that. I think we had better double back — there’s one chance in a million — ”

“No,” said Kel Aran. “Follow the course I gave you.”

On the telescreen, the navigator showed me the storm. Against the familiar panorama of space; the velvety blackness, the hard changeless many-hued atoms of stars, the nebulous dust of silver — against that stark eternal beauty sprawled an ugly cloud. It was many-armed, like an octopus of darkness, and it flickered with a weird angry green.

“There it is,” said the Saturnian. “A condensation of matter so tenuous and vast that its gravitational energies never gathered it into a star. A true cosmic storm!” Awe deepened his voice. “Tempests of incandescent gas. Rain of molten metal. Hail of meteoric fragments. Lightning of atomic energy. — And Kel commands me to drive straight into it!”

Technovelgy from After World's End, by Jack Williamson.
Published by Marvel Science Stories in 1939
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See also the space weather map from The Storm (1943) by A.E. van Vogt for another description of a storm in space.

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