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Ammonite Read & download ä PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Es 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–. 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 uite 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 doing a re read so this was overall a very positive experience for meMarguerite Angelica Taishan is an anthropologist She studies people but doesn t really connect with them At the start of the story she has chosen to travel to the Company owned planet of GP The Company is sending her there as an SEC representative but she is also a test subject for a new vaccine GP is already populated by various female only tribes The indigenous population is why Marghe is willing to make the trip even though there is a very real possibility that she not will live long enough to return to Earth The planet itself has dangers in the form of people and weather The purpose of the vaccine is to prevent a viral infection which killed all of the men the Company sent to GP and some of the women too It may not workWorld building is important in scifi novels and I thought Griffith did a credible job There s a bit of the feminist fascination with pre industrialized societies but given that our science and technology have not yet allowed us to create a happy and sustainable co existence with the planet and its other lifeforms a bit of romanticizing the past is forgivable Most of the societal structures will be familiar to students of history There are hunters gatherers farmers herders fisherwomen traders and so on To make the story a bit otherworldly the language on GP has bits of ancient Earth languages The shows up in words like wirrel which sound like suirrel with a silent s and a Scottish accent on that later The women of the planet also have some magical abilities like advanced healing powers and the ability to community trance and access ancient memoriesThe pacing is mostly perfect Once Marghe arrives she immediately sets out on a dangerous journey largely on her own Griffith gives her some back story to justify her distrust of the Company security forces and then we are off to the races After her escape from the Echraidhe the story slows down a bit Now Griffith focuses on Marghe s psychological journey from isolated individual to someone with multiple ties to the community and other individuals My single criticism is that I felt this part dragged a bit Marghe faces some challenges but they are very anticlimactic compared to her time with the Echraidhe But fear not Marghe is gaining skills and leveling up She will need to put everything she knows in to the dramatic climax of the story in Chapter 18And it s a good climax with a very satisfying ending Griffith thinks women are people and not virtuous paragons Not only is her view realistic but you need conflict if you want a good story My electronic copy had a final section where Griffith talks about her philosophy etcThose of you who like an epilogue will appreciate the 2nd half of Chapter 18 Griffith sets all the characters on their new paths and wraps up some of the open uestions about the Company characters and the euipment surrounding the planetThere are several good secondary characters I would have liked to have learned about Commander Danner in particular grabbed my attention on this reading than on the firstFor this read I mostly listened to the audio book narration by Gabra Zachman The audio recording itself was excellent but I struggled with some of the voices Because of the language Griffith gives the women in the different tribes to use Zachman voiced them with what sounded like a Scottish accent to me And this should have been good but I found it kept pulling me out of the story Hopefully if you check out the audio version you will enjoy all the voicesI also struggled a little with the voice of Thenike She sounded considerably older than Marghe It might be because that voice was gravelly and maybe there s some ageism going on in my head But I ve checked the text and I don t think the story is written with a large age gapAnd I should mention that while this felt like a romance to me in the 1990s you should not read it today with that expectation Yes Marghe and Thenike become a couple and are having children but compared to the flirting heat and overall sexual tension in most of the romances I ve read this paring could be an arranged marriage I don t think Griffith intended for it to be an erotic story so I can t fault her for thatOverall this is a great science fiction story exploring the uestion of our place in the world both individually and in groups It has strong female characters good pacing good world building and you can listen to it while being transported to another time another place

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Ammonite Read & download ä PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 uestions 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 exploratio. This book started well but for me ran out of steam a little during the middle and never fully recoveredIt was an interesting premise and I was gripped by the story for the most part An anthropologist Marghe seizes and uniue opportunity to study a people on a planet that was colonised hundreds of years ago but which contained a virus that killed all of the men and some of the women Their colony survived due to the remaining women somehow gaining the ability to have children without men Now the company wants to exploit the resources of this planet if only they could find a cure for the virus so they allow Marghe to visit the planet in return for her testing a new experimental vaccine As Marghe travels to towards the legendary landing point of the first colonists she becomes and embroiled in the lives of the peoples she encounters less able to distance herself emotionally as an observer should do she begins to gain an understanding of the true nature of the virusNicola writes with an easy going prose that is easy to engage with and constructs convincing and interesting characters But for me the story became less interesting once she had reached her destination Okay the mechanics of how life without men could continue does become explained but the emotional side not so much The women all just seamlessly become lesbians without any explanation for this being made explicit to the reader Okay maybe us men just aren t as indispensable as we d like to think But I would have preferred just a little explanation as to how such a transition might have come aboutI would definitely read something else by this author though Probably Slow River Jupiters Legacy Vol 2 but that she alone carries the seeds of its destruction Ammonite is an unforgettable novel that uestions 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 exploratio. This Shadows Embrace Slaughter #2 book started well Consoler of Suffering Hearts Modern Matericon Series but for me ran out of steam a little during the middle and never fully recoveredIt was an interesting premise and I was gripped Animorphia An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge becomes and embroiled in the lives of the peoples she encounters less able to distance herself emotionally as an observer should do she Borka The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers begins to gain an understanding of the true nature of the virusNicola writes with an easy going prose that is easy to engage with and constructs convincing and interesting characters But for me the story Chinese Cinderella III became less interesting once she had reached her destination Okay the mechanics of how life without men could continue does Shadowed Stranger become explained From Sinner to Saint but the emotional side not so much The women all just seamlessly The Murders in the Rue Morgue become lesbians without any explanation for this His Mistletoe Bride being made explicit to the reader Okay maybe us men just aren t as indispensable as we d like to think But I would have preferred just a little explanation as to how such a transition might have come aboutI would definitely read something else

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Ammonite Read & download ä PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 themselv. Damn this is a good bookIt 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 adeuately some of the descriptions while each individually uite beautiful ended up feeling repetitive when taken as a whole But most impressively it already displays a great deal of the maturity and style that I loved in Slow River Even in this first novel Griffith s voice is assured her characters are well drawn and her themes are delicately presented yet rigorously worked outGriffith s style is uietly exuisite understatedly lyrical in contrast to Catherynne M Valente s muscular lyricism or Patricia A McKillip s ornate lyricism or Peter S Beagle s cooly intellectual lyricismand what is with my favorite authors and all their middle initials in ways that seem all the surprising because this is a science fiction novel rather than a fantasy novel This is Griffith s description of Marghe s landing on GP The doors cracked open and leaked in light like pale grapefruit sueezings making the artificial illumination in the gig seem suddenly thick and dimJeep lightWind swept dark tatters across a sky rippling with cloud like a well muscled torso bringing with it the smell of dust and grass and a sweetness she could not identify She sniffed trying to euate the spicy sweet smell on the wind to something she knew nutmeg sun on beetle wings the wild smell of heatherOkay so maybe that passage wasn t so understated I delight in that sort of passage in fantasy novels where I expect magic I delighted in it in Griffith s Slow River which is SF but in the realist vein practically Mundane SF Here in this near planetary romance it took me aback as it should not have and I am grateful to Griffith for reminding me that there can be so much beauty in the alienPart of the reason Jeep is so beautiful in a stark fashion is that we see it mostly through Marghe s perspective and Marghe is a woman deeply attuned to both the world around her and to her own body She looks outward and inward and Griffith paints that dual focus with an incredible eye to detail that made the book startlingly visceral I have been thinking lately about female SFF characters relationships with their bodies and the way that Marghe is so firmly sited within hers made the beatings the starvation and the sex come alive on the page Also it really sends the message Jeep s a tough place The way that that character trait completely informs the way Marghe reacts to and advances the plot is just another sign of Griffith s immense skill as a storytellerBut the thing I am most struck by is how perfectly the jacket description captures this book it is a book all about change It s about characters changing and it s about societies changing and it s about the way those changes amplify or counteract each other and then it s about everything changing again It s not a book for people who like tight plots where every uestion raised is answered by the finale the finale just raises uestions about the future of the characters and the world Instead it s a book for people who like history who like to explore the hidden ways the past shapes the present and who are drawn to those turning points where the smallest decisions by individuals have the power to dramatically alter the fates of whole societies


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    [E–pub/E–book] Ammonite Nicola Griffith á 2 Free read So I went into this than 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 human population There are good people bad people peaceful societies violent societies honesty cheati

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  • Paperback
  • 416
  • Ammonite
  • Nicola Griffith
  • English
  • 02 November 2020
  • 9780575118232