Global Dawning:

Convergence

     Howard Gaukrodger

Global Dawning: Convergence is a climate-fiction thriller for young adults. It hurls you headlong into the animal metaverse of Lufianblid and the human world of Felacynn. Both worlds seem Utopian, but Nature is on the move. It’s about to rebel against the vice of greed.

When Sweden’s most successful robotics company suffers a black-out, one of their leading products goes missing. Designed as a small polar bear, the missing robot ends up in a duty-free store at Stockholm Airport.

At the same time, Luka, from New Zealand, emigrates to Sweden with his family. Destiny brings him together with a Swedish girl, Emma – and the missing robot. They team up and enter a competition on the effects of global warming. In doing so, they uncover a series of events the robot bear finds terrifying – not only for the human world of Felacynn, but also for his own world of Lufianblid.

The situation becomes desperate. They have to do something! Uniting their friends, they devise a plan. But lurking in the background, there are evil powers – and they have their own agenda.

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Howard Gaukrodger

Howard Gaukrodger, Author

Global Dawning: Convergence is the first book in a trilogy for young adults on the most serious threat that civilisation has ever faced - global warming.

Global Dawning: Convergence is full of drama and mystery, humour and pathos. There is tragedy in Lufianblid, and intrigue in Felacynn. And both worlds struggle with disasters caused by the changing climate. At first, there appears to be nothing anyone can do, but then the world meets Maluk.

Global Dawning: Convergence is an upbeat, dramatic and thought-provoking novel. Not only will it entertain you, but together with Books 2 and 3, the Lufianblid trilogy will grab your attention and make you see that you can actually do something - to help yourself and to help the world.

In preparing the story, my research journey took me through the dark dens of climate change deniers and self-centred, shortsighted, decision-makers. Everywhere I went, I saw how human activity was hurting our animals, our forests and oceans, jeopardising the biodiversity of the planet and the lives and cultures particularly of indigenous peoples.

"Climate fiction is a surprising source of hope."

Emma Pattee, Literary Hub, 14 Nov 2023

Howard Gaukrodger, Author

Yet, the longer my journey continued, the more I became aware of the growing number of leaders, the thousands of scientists, and the millions of ordinary citizens around the world seeking to reduce our production of greenhouse gases and to mitigate the effects of climate change. And by the time my research journey ended, I had become optimistic, for despite the devastating changes that civilisation has wrought on planet Earth in 200 years, public awareness of these changes and the will to rectify them has blossomed in just 20.

I am now filled with admiration for these progressive and caring leaders, these scientists and these ordinary citizens. The world is waking up to the threat of climate change. This is truly our ‘global dawning’.

Thank you for reading Global Dawning: Convergence. I do hope you enjoy it.
Howard Gaukrodger

Climate fiction: "Stories to save the world.” 

Claire Armitstead, The Guardian, 26 Jun 2021.

The Lufianblid trilogy continues with...

Global Dawning:

The Great Fire

The Great Fire of Lufianblid

Book 2, Global Dawning - The great fire continues the epic adventures of Maluk, the grolar bear, and his human companions, Luka and Emma. We read of alliances across the world, betrayal, climate disasters, and an extraordinary discovery.

Global Dawning:

The race is on

The Race Is On

Book 3, Global Dawning: The race is on. Luka's family has to deal with crises on several fronts. An innovation that Maluk says could solve the world's energy crisis must be delivered in record time. Alassie demonstrates hints of Artificial General Intelligence. Will their innovation and Alassie's new abilities combine in time to have a significant impact on reducing climate change? The race is on - in more ways than one.

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"The rise of climate fiction isn’t happening in order to make us care about climate change; it’s happening because we already care."

Emma Pattee, The Literary Hub, 14 November 2023

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