An Impact Press book

  • Published: 1 July 2019

  • ISBN: 978-1-925384-72-7

  • ISBN ePUB: 978-1-925384-71-0

  • Format: Paperback

  • AU: $29.99

  • eBook: $12.99

  • Categories: Literary fiction, climate fiction, dystopian romance

Also available as an ebook from Kobo, Apple or Amazon Kindle

About the Author

Craig Ensor is a partner at a leading commercial law firm. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children. He has published numerous short stories and The Warming is his first published novel.

The Warming

A Novel

By Craig Ensor

‘The sun was so brutal, so twisted in its brutality, it seemed to grip us by the neck and push us down into the drowning waters. And, in the end, that was our choice. By water . Or by sun.’

 The year is 2221 and the world is dying. Temperatures soar as high as fifty degrees every day. Sea levels are rising year by year. The population has fallen to below 2 billion people. The ruined cities of the north – Sydney, Brisbane and beyond – were abandoned as the rising sea and the sun’s intensity turned them to wastelands.

 In an isolated coastal town south of Sydney, young Finch Taylor is captivated by the mysterious beauty April Speare and her pianist husband William when they move into a nearby beach house with a piano and a tragic secret. Finch soon begins a lifelong love affair with music, and with April. But as he and April follow the great migration south to Tasmania, and eventually to a warming Antarctica, they must decide whether to bring children into a world without a future.

Hauntingly beautiful, The Warming depicts a nomadic existence, where love and hope are the only means of enduring a world that has turned against humanity. 


‘The Warming reads like a biography from the future.’

‘It was the most thought provoking book I have read in a long time and it will stay with me for a while.’

‘in essence, The Warming remains throughout a love story at the end of the world.’

‘I hope readers of the future are able to take some solace in the portrait of dreams, love and the downfall of hopes portrayed here. Ensor’s created an enjoyable bummer with The Warming. Whack it on your shelf next to On the Beach; the pair would make a good tandem read.’

Listen to Craig’s interview with Good Reading Magazine here

Listen to Craig’s interview with Better Reading here