BRISBANE, Australia – A series of tornadoes have hit local author and radio personality John Birmingham, causing minor injury.
“This is perfectly normal for this time of year,” said Nick Perriam, Director of the University of Queensland Meteorological Institute in Sydney. “Every January inclement weather sneaks up on and thumps authors as far south as Melbourne, especially those writers demonstrating a history of meteorological defamation,” Perriam explained.
Birmingham went afoul of the elements when he described bad global weather conditions in Without Warning, a novel based in a world where a mysterious force kills virtually all American citizens.
“Bloody weather,” Birmingham complained from the relative safety of his front porch.