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Winter in Eden (West of Eden #2)

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Harry Harrison, an acknowledged master of imaginative fiction, broke new ground with "West of Eden." He brought to vivid life the world as it might have been, where dinosaurs survived, where their intelligent descendants challenged humans for mastery of Earth, where a young hunter named Kerrick grew among the dinosaurs and rose to become their most feared enemy. Now, the a ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by iBooks (first published 1986)
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Cherie In the Dooryard
Sep 23, 2011 Cherie In the Dooryard rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is the second in the Eden series, and I admit that I'm a bit embarrassed to be seen reading them. I think it has something to do with the pulpy covers, or maybe I feel ridiculous admitting that I'm reading a book about talking dinosaurs, but the truth is that these are solid science fiction in the classic "what if" tradition. What if the dinosaurs had not died off, but continued to evolve as the dominant species type in the form of a species named Yilane? What would that mean for humans?

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Francesco
Sep 01, 2015 Francesco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
L'ucronia assoluta.
Immaginate una storia alternativa per il nostro pianeta. Ma non semplicemente una delle tante variazioni del flusso degli eventi storici, bensì qualcosa di più radicale.
Immaginate che sulla Terra si sia sviluppata una civiltà il cui progresso scientifico sia imperniato sulla manipolazione genetica di ogni forma di vita. Una civiltà in grado di costruire città con il tessuto vivente di multiformi specie arboree, di solcare il mare a bordo di grandi pesci-nave, di attaccare i su
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John Montagne
Jan 14, 2014 John Montagne rated it liked it
Much of the same sentiments held as West of Eden, but an entertaining tale - loved the paleolit fic elements. Loved that HH's Eden books can be read to a nice resting point with Winter, like the twofer because most favor or perhaps need the trilogy... refreshing. I'd perhaps read the third of Eden if I come across it naturally. In regard to the author himself, I have two others of his slated as on deck. The (recently late - was why I started reading his work - admittedly) Harry Harrison was a da ...more
Andreas
Jun 09, 2011 Andreas rated it it was ok
What if dinosaurs had not become extinct, but instead evolved sentience? These sentient dinosaurs have also developed biotech to a certain extent, using non-sentient dinosaur species for various purposes. In the trilogy, the dinosaur civilization founds a colony in America and comes into contact with Stone Age humans. This whole thing could rapidly have descended into sillyness but it is mildly entertaining and thought provoking. The three novels are:

West of Eden
Winter in Eden
Return to Eden

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Andrew
Nov 10, 2013 Andrew rated it it was ok
A good extension of the story, although the motivations of Kerrick are kind of unbelieveable. So you've spent all this time rescuing your partner, have a child, then abandon them for two years? Even though your fascination with the Yilane culture and technology as caused major rifts between you and her? Not to mention the fact that you know that your archenemy is desperate and working tirelessly to to find you and wipe out your family and your entire race?

Right.
Ieva
Nov 13, 2012 Ieva rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-english
Vai tas ir tik daudz prasīts, lai autors atceras, cik dinozauriem ir pirkstu?

Pirmā grāmata bija laba. Aizraujoša. Taču abās nākamajās tēli rīkojas stīvi un neatbilstoši viņu pagātnei. Skarbi mednieki izplūst garos savu motīvu izskaidrojumos kā telenoveļu varones, galvenais varonis mētājas savos uzskatos turpatpakaļ. Jāķeras pie labākas literatūras.
grundoon
Apr 02, 2013 grundoon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 As the trilogy continues, with very much the same central conflict, we spread out geographically and are introduced to divergent groups of both evolutionary and philosophical nature. Though this remains rather impressive speculative fiction, the shift in emphasis was greatly appreciated here... I might even say necessary to maintain my interest for another installment.
Stephen Singer
I love the idea of the Eden series, but I found this to be an exceedingly average sequel. The plot meanders around for close to four hundred pages and never gets to the point. Actually, the point is the setup for the next sequel… and in that it succeeds admirably!
William Korn
Jan 16, 2015 William Korn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
A continuation of the Eden trilogy, in which the two intelligent species on Earth (one reptilian and one mammalian) each intent on obliterating the other. It is as good as the first book, "West of Eden" (which I previously reviewed) and for the same reasons.
Peter
Jan 10, 2012 Peter rated it liked it
Not a bad read. Like the first book in the series, there are a few quirks in the plot's timeline and the characters are a bit one dimensional, but the world described is interesting and well presented
Антон
Oct 13, 2012 Антон rated it really liked it
Хорошее продолжение хорошей книге.
Мир тану и иилан был описан в предыдущей книге, и с этой точки зрения продолжение выглядит чуть слабее. Парамутаны - интересное явление, но их одних мало.
Действа при этом тоже стало как-то поменьше.
Линия Сестер Жизни - то очень хорошо, то никак.
Artem Melanich
Не плохое продолжение "Запада Эдема", но и не сказал бы что такоеже впечатляющее как первая книга.
Надеюсь продолжение будет более похоже на то что я ожидаю от истории.
Devi
Jun 01, 2011 Devi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Should probably be 3.5 starts.

The second novel of a trilogy it moves the story along well and sets the stages for the conflict to be seen in the third novel.

Simon
Sep 28, 2011 Simon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable bit of escapism from Harry Harrison. Not as good as the first part, but still quite fun. Besides who can go past dinosaurs?
Fishface
Jan 30, 2016 Fishface rated it it was amazing
Wonderful follow-up to the wonderful WEST OF EDEN. This is cavemen-vs-the-dinosaurs as you never thought about it before.
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Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey) was an American science fiction author best known for his character the The Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966), the basis for the film Soylent Green (1973). He was also (with Brian W. Aldiss) co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction G
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