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Swashbuckling action in a post-climate change world,
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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.