Jim Pearce is a geologist who worked in gold mines and on oil rigs, who now consults energy clients on how to be more sustainable and harm the planet less
Cold is a dystopian post-apocalyptic novel set in the near future, where in the world as we once knew it, the scientists and their AIs got it completely wrong.
Rising temperatures have caused fires that burn landmasses, and the ash from these fires blocks the sun out. The resulting Cold is extreme, like a nuclear winter, and was a mass extinction event world over for human beings. Electricity grids, communications and services all failed. Societies collapsed. Humanity is reduced to small group…
A great rollicking read punctuated with thought provoking themes. To the central narrative of climate destruction, Pearce seamlessly weaves in commentary about community, leadership and the nature of loyalty. A great debut novel, looking forward to more from this new voice.