Welcome to Paul Kieniewicz’s personal website and blog. This website features the speculative novel, Gaia’s Children, book reviews and free science fiction and fantasy stories. You’ll find articles on wolves in Scotland, the Gaia Theory, climate change, about Paul Kieniewicz’s other writings. A new story will be added every month.
GAIA’S CHILDREN, published by Troubador Books
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Aberdeenshire 2050 — In a world transformed by climate change, Scotland has become a war zone. City gangs battle homesteaders for food supplies. An unstoppable plague kills one in ten. A new race is born. Golden-eyed and wild, they reject their mothers and live apart, in a symbiotic relationship with wolves. Alienated from society, lupans are even hunted for sport.
For thirty years Linella Sienkiewicz has taken in climate refugees. She has protected lupans from captivity and death. But the Scottish government, responding to public xenophobia, plans to imprison the refugees and destroy the lupan colony. The only man who can help her is Scott Maguire, a lawyer on the run. Infected by plague he has taken shelter among the lupans. He is confronted by a society both fascinating and impenetrable, destined to take up the evolutionary torch from the human race. Even as he is healed, and transformed by living with them, he uncovers a secret that could spell salvation for humanity — but at a terrible cost.
Against impossible odds, Scott and Linella must stop the approaching army. If the lupans are destroyed the last hope for the survival of the human race will be gone.
“Gaia’s Children” is the first book in a series set in near-future Scotland. The second will be, “Song of the Earth.”