Mammoth (Mammoth #1)
For fifty thousand springs, Silverhair and her kind, the last of the woolly mammoths, have lived in a remote tundra, rimmed by ice and sea and mountain. Soon to be a mother, Silverhair looks to th...more
Alas, for me this read was a hard slog, requiring a lot of set-aside time over a period of six months. And although I pu...more
From the first sentence I was drawn into this world of mammoths: and indeed, Stephen Baxter perfectly captures the personality of all the characters and writes a moving piece of Science Fiction that will grasp your attention. The ending left me with tears pricking my ey...more
This is not just a talking animals story; it's definitely science fiction, and the start of a series, but...more
Mammals appeared at about the same time as dinosaurs, and lost the initial contest at the start of the Jurassic. They coexisted as small mouse-like creatures but had probably differentiated into some of the major modern mammal groups long before the Great Extinction.
The idea of mammoths as personalities just didn't take for me. And the 'twist' fell flat.
Unfortunatley I bought the other 2 books in the series so I guess I gotta give them a read.