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Gareth Renowden is an award-winning writer, photographer and truffle grower based in the Waipara Valley, New Zealand. Gareth's most recent book, The Aviator, the first in a new series set in The Burning World, was published in 2012. His book on climate change, Hot Topic - Global Warming & The Future of New Zealand, was published by AUT Media in 2007, and shortlisted for the Royal Society of NZ's inaugural science book prize. The Truffle Book (Limestone Hills Publishing 2005) won the Special Jury Award at the 2007 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Beijing, and he was the keynote speaker at the 2007 Oregon Truffle Festival. He publishes the influential Hot Topic blog (http://hot-topic.co.nz/), covering climate change science and politics in New Zealand.
Very enjoyable sci-fi story, but all too plausible given changes in the Earth's climate. I like the characters and wanted them to succeed.Published 3 months ago by GeorgeWiman
This was an engaging, intelligent book addressing a wide range of issues connected with the future of technology and our planet's rapidly-changing climate system -- and with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark C.
A well written, engrossing story based in the near future which elegantly integrates potential future technologies into the sort of world we may be left with as the result of... Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Michael Edmonds
I agree with just about all the reviews here. This is the sort of book that ought to be topping the best seller lists!
Can't wait for the sequel. Read more
The backdrop for this story is the not-to-distant future where climate disruption has collapsed the global economy and forced various groups to splinter off while competing for the... Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Scott A. Mandia
This book is tour through what our world might be like if we don't change our ways. It's more realistic than most people will realize. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by William Ockham
I really enjoyed reading this book. A mix of sci fi and fact. It does certainly paint a possible future for our planet and I applaud Gareth Renowden for creating a good read around... Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by johnnyg