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Author: Griffith, Nicola

Brand: Del Rey

Color: Grey

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 416

Release Date: 30-04-2002

Details: Product Description Winner of the Lambda and Tiptree Awards • “A knockout . . . Strong, likable characters, a compelling story, and a very interesting take on gender.”—Ursula K. Le Guin Change or die. These are the only options available on planet Jeep. Centuries earlier, a deadly virus shattered the original colony, killing the men and forever altering the few surviving women. Now, generations after the colony lost touch with the rest of humanity, a company arrives to exploit Jeep—and its forces find themselves fighting for their lives. Terrified of spreading the virus, the company abandons its employees, leaving them afraid and isolated from the natives. In the face of this crisis, anthropologist Marghe Taishan arrives to test a new vaccine. As she risks death to uncover the women’s biological secret, she finds that she too is changing—and realizes that not only has she found a home on Jeep, but that she alone carries the seeds of its destruction. . . . Ammonite is an unforgettable novel that questions the very meanings of gender and humanity. As readers share in Marghe’s journey through an alien world, they too embark on a parallel journey of fascinating self-exploration. “A powerful story of connection, allegiance, and obligation. Read Nicola Griffith’s book—and keep an eye out for her name in the future.”—Vonda N. McIntyre “A marvelous blend of high adventure and mind-boggling social speculation.”—Kim Stanley Robinson Review Los Angeles Times Book Review Ammonite's story is gripping, many-layered, ever-changing. Griffith has a fine way with character and sure talent. Many passages are beautifully written; most seem to do double duty, shimmering with the many levels and complex meanings of this remarkable first novel. Washington Post Book World Uncompromisingly packed with nondogmatic feminist and queer ideologies... Griffith reveal[s] herself to be fluent in presenting realistic science and its implications, capable of cinematic clarity in her prose, insightful with emotions and character. New York Times Book Review  Pays homage to Ursula K. Le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness without inviting invidious comparisons.  Locus Ammonite represents a major, no, make that a revolutionary change...a remarkable departure from the commonplace. Interzone Nicola Griffith's first novel,  Ammonite, flies all the banners of traditional sf [but] beneath the banners, it is armed to the teeth against convention. Dorothy Allison  A serious assault on conventions so enormous that it is very much more dangerous, sometimes, than writing about lesbianism. The New York Review of Science Fiction Probably the best debut novel of the year--an accomplished, moving, intelligent, and graceful examination of gender roles, and a helluva good read. Denver Post Ammonite, by Nicola Griffith, is the first novel of a major talent. From the Inside Flap e. These are the only options available on the planet Jeep. Centuries earlier, a deadly virus shattered the original colony, killing the men and forever altering the few surviving women. Now, generations after the colony has lost touch with the rest of humanity, a company arrives to exploit Jeep–and its forces find themselves fighting for their lives. Terrified of spreading the virus, the company abandons its employees, leaving them afraid and isolated from the natives. In the face of this crisis, anthropologist Marghe Taishan arrives to test a new vaccine. As she risks death to uncover the women’s biological secret, she finds that she, too, is changing–and realizes that not only has she found a home on Jeep, but that she alone carries the seeds of its destruction. . . . Ammonite is an unforgettable novel that questions the very meanings of gender and humanity. As readers share in Marghe’s journey through an alien world, they too embark on a parallel j From the Back Cover Change or die. These are the only options available on the planet Jeep. Centuries earlier, a deadly

EAN: 9780345452382

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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