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Ammonite (S.F. MASTERWORKS) Kindle Edition
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A LETHAL VIRUS: A BIOLOGICAL ENIGMA
MARGHE: Xenobiologist and linguist, must return to the Company she fears if she is to use her skills for the last time to solve the biological puzzle of the planet Jeep – a mystery with deadly and far reaching implications.
DANNER: Security commander of Jeep, thrust into position by the virus that pervades the planet – the same virus that may imprison her on Jeep forever.
JEEP: Out of the diversity of its people and culture comes a mad Messiah, sweeping down from the icy north in a storm of violence that threatens to overwhelm Marghe, Danner and the peoples of Jeep.
“A wonderful science fiction novel, with a host of weird and outlandish developments that are nonetheless convincing and compelling – Nicola Griffith really puts you in the action, and you quickly find yourself believing it all, living it all”
“Read Nicola Griffith’s book – and keep an eye out for her name in the future”
VONDA N. McINTYRE
- File size : 1041 KB
- Print length : 417 pages
- Publisher : Gateway; 1st edition (29 September 2011)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B005HRT9QM
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: 159,925 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However, my main frustration was it could have been so much more! Where was the male point of view? Ok maybe "The Company" represents male oppression/exploitation but it wasn't explored except shallowly.
The other aspect that frustrated was that the "virus", what should have been a major character and motivator, was reduced to spooky woowoo.
This novel could have been a seminal exploration of an all female society from a woman's perspective, and hence of major interest to this particular bloke, but felt truncated intellectually.
The author should find a suitable male co-author and write a sequel, that would be really interesting. I'd read that and watch the hit TV series.
So glad to have discovered this gem and have already bought another of her books.
The story itself is just brilliant, wonderful! I can hardly believe this was the author's first book! Nicola Griffith is such a talented writer, she always blows my mind. I love all the knowledge she puts behind her stories and the way she can describe a world, make you live in it. While Slow River remains my favourite among her books, Ammonite is another masterpiece, I absolutely loved it!