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Change or die 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 Ammoniteis 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 Ammonite

About the Author: Nicola Griffith

Nicola Griffith has won the Washington State Book Award twice, the Nebula Award, the James Tiptree, Jr Memorial Award, the World Fantasy Award, Premio Italia, six Lambda Literary Awards, and others She is also the co editor of the Bending the Landscape series of anthologies Her newest novels are Hild and So Lucky Her Aud Torvingen novels are soonn to be rereleased in new editions She lives in Seattle with her wife, writer Kelley Eskridge, where she s working on the sequel to Hild, Menewood.Series Aud Torvingen

10 thoughts on “Ammonite

  1. says:

    nicola griffith is one of the best writers out there and if you haven t read her books you should the only book of hers that left me cold was the third aud torvingen novel, Always, and the reason it left me cold is maybe similar to the reason why i found that this book, Ammonite, lost some steam 3 4 of th

  2. says:

    Damn this is a good book.It s a first novel, and it has some of the weaknesses I associate with first novels it jumps through time a lot, and those jumps aren t always telegraphed adequately some of the descriptions, while each individually quite beautiful, ended up feeling repetitive when taken as a whole B

  3. says:

    I enjoyed this from first page to last, and it s different enough for a five I like its attitudes for one, how it takes a spanner to our sacred biology Here a virus enhances our senses and by accident grants uscontrol over the body Bring it on The story is of an anthropologist who learns the wisdom to go native

  4. says:

    I thought I would like this bookthan I did it s the kind of story I normally like science fiction, feminism, what s not to like My main problem was that the main characters behave in ways that don t really seem consistent with their roles and backgrounds The anthropologist Marghe seems generally clueless about dif

  5. says:

    I really loved this book when I first read it way back when It was written in 1992 and I m happy to say that I think it stands up to the test of time While I didn t love it quite as much as I remembered, I m finding very little to criticize about the original story And sometimes I wonder about my younger self when do

  6. says:

    Exploration of a technologically regressed human society without males, with a shrouded means of procreation the central mystery of the story By the author s careful setup, the anthropologist main character is forced to take large risks, leave civilization, and step into the unknown, in order to learn about the inhabita

  7. says:

    This book started well but, for me, ran out of steam a little during the middle and never fully recovered.It was an interesting premise and I was gripped by the story for the most part An anthropologist Marghe seizes and unique opportunity to study a people on a planet that was colonised hundreds of years ago but which con

  8. says:

    Such a great concept, completely wasted on a self centered and immature protagonist I got to 70% and couldn t take anywhen the 30 something year old protagonist, after view spoiler intentionally getting herself pregnant hide spoiler , starts whining about how she s going to be view spoiler tied down because of the baby and wi

  9. says:

    So I went into thisthan a little worried that it would be an ode to essentialism, but it turns out that this is as non essentialist as a story about a planet of women who are in tune with each other and nature can be Griffith presents here the radical idea that a planet inhabited only by women would be pretty much like any other

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book It was quite different to most other SciFi Fantasy books in that all the characters are genetically female, but there is nothing in the book about gender roles No women doing men s jobs The characters are simply people of all physical types and temperaments, doing all kinds of jobs Some characters are goo

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