“Reza Negarestani imagines the machinations of Earth below its surface as a series of agents that humans unwittingly unleash on themselves and the rest of Earth, in a demonic parody of environmentalist nonfiction: “The surface biosphere has never been separate from the cthulhoid architecture of the nether.” Dust and wind are imagined as swirling beings that generate a “mistmare,” enveloping humans in a literal “fog of war” in which America and the Middle East haplessly wage war on behalf of cthonic agents they do not understand: weather as monster.”

Timothy Morton, "Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World"