Icebones

3000 A.D Years ago, humans colonized Mars, bringing with them specimens of long extinct Earth life for regeneration on this new frontier But humankind has disappeared, and the animals have been left behind to fend for themselves Icebones, daughter of Silverhair, had been the only adult mammoth taken to Mars As such, she is now the only one of her kind who carries the a3000 A.D Years ago, humans colonized Mars, bringing with them specimens of long extinct Earth life for regeneration on this new frontier But humankind has disappeared, and the animals have been left behind to fend for themselves Icebones, daughter of Silverhair, had been the only adult mammoth taken to Mars As such, she is now the only one of her kind who carries the accumulated knowledge of mammoth history, and it is up to her to teach her fellow mammoths how to survive and thrive without their human keepers.In the grand tradition of Watership Down, Stephen Baxter has created a complex society complete with elaborate myths and legends With Icebones, he brilliantly and dramatically brings the acclaimed Mammoth trilogy to its resounding conclusion.
Icebones A D Years ago humans colonized Mars bringing with them specimens of long extinct Earth life for regeneration on this new frontier But humankind has disappeared and the animals have been left b

  • Title: Icebones
  • Author: Stephen Baxter
  • ISBN: 9780061020216
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Icebones”

    1. There is such a thing as 'over-description' and I believe that's what the most prominent flaw in Icebones and the Mammoth series is.Indeed there's nothing wrong with description. It's beautiful; it forms a painted picture within our minds as the words flow lyrically together. However when it comes to the Mammoth series the one way to overwhelm your readers' minds is to stuff description down their throats, to the point where describing mammoth dung and fertilized ground can take up an entire pag [...]

    2. "'I have nothing to offer you,' Icebones said, 'Nothing but truth and dignity.' The Ragged One snorted contempt, 'I cannot eat truth. I cannot drink dignity.'"This final instalment in the epoch-spanning, ecologically ambitious, Mammoth series brings together the relationship between humans and our rare wild relatives on this earth into a fascinating and original tale of planetary colonisation from the point of view of the animals uprooted by man and brought to their salvation among the stars.Ice [...]

    3. This book describes Icebones life and adventures on the planet Mars. How she comes to be there and how she helps the mammoths journey to a saver place. The ending is probably the best part of the book, and not because it is the ending. It gives to an idea of how the Lost ("aka humans"?) go on to use a place or thing and when they have worn it out or it is no longer useful leave for some place better. It also makes you wonder what are we doing to our planet.

    4. I picked the book for bed-time reading without knowing much about it. Icebones journey was motivating and positive. I did cry at the end for Icebones, appreciated her journey and wisdom. I felt sad that she had to make sacrifice, I felt she did not deserve it, she deserved better. Her journey made me want to know what happens next and eventually led me to finish the book. In my opinion, this is a book that one can reach to the end, but may find it difficult to finish in one go. So it was suitabl [...]

    5. Probably the best of the uniformly excellent Mammoth trilogy by Baxter. Great characterization (especially for non-humans) and the author excels at creating a realistic mind-set of a talking, thinking and feeling mammoth. I can understand why this series isn't more popular.

    6. A novel about the colonization of Mars, Icebones does not have a single human character. It has a cast of mammoths, and it is easily my favorite Baxter novel.

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