Flying his hi-tech airship around a world devastated by climate change and economic collapse, the hero of The Aviator encounters the scattered and often weird remnants of our civilisation – people searching for the singularity, a rocking bishop in his flying cathedral, the last climate sceptics, deep green terrorists, billionaire libertarians in their bubble, and much, much more. Not to mention the goats, the girlfriend with bots in her head and the elixir of life (which is cheese).
Part dystopian tome ala ‘Mad Max’ meets ‘Waterworld’, part stinging indictment of the mendacious ongoing campaign to deny the threats of human-caused climate change, The Aviator delivers a winning combination of wit and insight as it depicts the perils we may bestow upon future generations if we choose not to act on the greatest threat human civilization has ever faced.
Professor Michael E Mann, climate scientist and author of The Hockey Stick & The Climate Wars.
A brilliant and wickedly satirical romp through a post-climate change world.
Sonny Whitelaw, author of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis novels.
Early reviews: At Amazon.com, Arthur Smith writes:
At times the novel reminded me of some of the ambience and free-wheeling twists and turns of Neal Stephenson’s novels – “Snow Crash” and “Anathem” particularly. [...] Renowden introduces conflicts and concerns which suggest a deep thoughtfulness about what really matters in life and in our future. The novel ends with a number of loose ends that anticipate a sequel – I’m eagerly looking forward to it!
Gavin Webber at The Greening of Gavin:
I found the story enthralling, entertaining, humorous, chilling in places, and believable. It was also a definite page-turner.
The Aviator is the first part of Gareth Renowden’s new Burning World series, and was first published as an ebook in August 2012. It is available worldwide in all major ebook formats and as a print-on-demand paperback. The opening chapters are available as a free download from all major ebook stores, or from the links in the sidebar here. The ebook is also distributed to libraries in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Ask your librarian if you’d like to borrow a copy.
How to buy The Aviator: ebook editions are priced at NZ$6.99, US$4.99, £3.50 and €4.50. The epub edition is available direct from the author at Gareth’s web store priced at NZ$6.99. The paperback edition is priced at US$15, £9.50 or €11.00.