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Ammonite - Nicola Griffith
Ammonite
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Change or die: the only options available on the Durallium Company-owned planet GP. The planet's deadly virus had killed most of the original colonists -- and changed the rest irrevocably. Centuries after the colony had lost touch with the rest of humanity, the Company returned to exploit GP, and... show more
Change or die: the only options available on the Durallium Company-owned planet GP. The planet's deadly virus had killed most of the original colonists -- and changed the rest irrevocably. Centuries after the colony had lost touch with the rest of humanity, the Company returned to exploit GP, and its forces found themselves fighting for their lives. Afraid of spreading the virus, the Company had left its remaining employees in place, afraid and isolated from the natives.Then anthropologist Marghe Taishan arrived on GP, sent to test a new vaccine against the virus. As she risked death to uncover the natives' biological secret, she found that she, too, was changing, and realized that not only had she found a home on GP -- she herself carried the seeds of its destruction . . . WINNER OF THE LAMBDA AND TIPTREE AWARDS
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780345378910 (0345378911)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
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brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it
0.0 Books of 1915 (Part Two)
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham It has been quite a few years since I read this novel, but I thought it was absolutely terrific and I remember it vividly. The story opens when the main character Philip is a lonely young boy with a club foot being raised by his aunt and uncle. As soon as he...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.0 Ammonite: Or Women are People Too
This is one of those frustrating books that is loaded with potential, but ultimately falls short of greatness. Griffith sets out to write a book portraying women as people, rather than as some sort of two-dimentional alien creatures. (I know this is her goal because she states as much in an afterwar...
Affairs of M/Men
Affairs of M/Men rated it
2.0
Griffith wrote one of my favorite books so I was disappointed when I didn't care for this. It was well written but it was too much like primitive sf which I don't care for, and the messages just felt too obvious too me which hampered my enjoyment of the story.
Datepalm
Datepalm rated it
This book utterly outwore my patience. Not much plot and lousy characters. And, of course, the politics. That women are people is fine sentiment, but I think it would take more than one real character to get that across. The main characters personal-growth-via-embracing-ancient-wisdom-of-natives sto...
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it
3.0
It's ok though maybe a bit too predictable to me. Maybe it's because I've read this author's other stuff before.
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