Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swashbuckling action in a post-climate change world, 4 Nov 2012
By 
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Aviator (The Burning World Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This is a fast-paced and thought-provoking look at a post-catastrophic world where climate change has led to the collapse of organised society across the globe. The well-crafted, imaginative plot has the hero, Lemmy, racing around the world in an airship looking for his missing boss. He is accompanied by his artificial intelligence computer, Jenny, who has a delightful, sensitive and amusing personality but can become quite possessive and disturbing at times. It introduces us to a host of credible characters, some appealing, and some suitably villainous. Our hero gets himself into and out of many perilous situations, has a touching romance, and finishes with an exciting Bondesque rescue of his fair maiden.

Alongside the action, the descriptions of the tragic destruction that climate change has caused are vivid and convincing, reflecting the author's renown as a climate change blogger in his native New Zealand, the setting for much of the novel. The writing style is attractive, fluent, and witty, interspersed with some Star Trek-like absurdity, and some entertaining speculation about the future direction of technology and artificial intelligence.

Great to see that there is a second book on the way - this could develop into a very successful series.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.9 out of 5 stars (7 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (6)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
£2.99
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: York

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,113,325