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Mammoth (2005)

por John Varley

Outros autores: Matt Stawicki (Artista da capa)

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"Multibillionaire Howard Christian is one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - men in the country. Not content with investing his fortune and watching it grow, he buys rare cars that he actually drives, acquires collectible toys that he actually plays with, and builds buildings that defy the imagination. But now his restless mind has turned to a new obsession: cloning a mammoth." "In a barren province of Canada, a mammoth hunter financed by Christian has made the discovery of a lifetime: an intact frozen woolly mammoth. But what he finds during the painstaking process of excavating the huge creature baffles the mind. Huddled next to the mammoth is the mummified body of a Stone Age man around 12,000 years old. And he is wearing a wristwatch."--BOOK JACKET.… (mais)
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Now THIS is well-written time-travel fiction! PLUS amazing action scenes that leave your heart pounding.

What if a frozen mammoth were found up north -- with a frozen man huddled up against him, sitting on a BRIEFCASE? This sci-fi thriller combines time travel and cloning with plot twists and love. The only reason I don't give it five stars is that the relationships develop a bit too quickly -- but they have to, to keep up with the plot. A great read from a master of action sci-fi, John Varley. ( )
  stephkaye | Dec 14, 2020 |
John Varley has taken some time off from his Eight Worlds series of late. It's been rumored by Mr. Varley's fans that the wonderful Steel Beach and it's sequel The Golden Globe will have a sequel called Iron Town Blues. But this book will have to wait.

This time-travel tale brings a mammoth child into the 21st century. Due in part to the efforts of a physicist, Matt Wright, who is continually plagued by being unable to articulate his theories (conveniently for technobabble-worn readers), and an elephant trainer, Susan Morgan, Fuzzy ends up performing in the circus of wealthy businessman and collector, Howard Christian.

The scenes of theme park extravaganza are the most appealing and memorable in the book. Christian is the most interesting character, and the others, particularly Matt, are somewhat weak. The character of Fuzzy is a pleasant surprise, and there are plot twists in abundance. It's easy to forget that the story happens within the framework of a typical time-travel plot. When the mammoth is brought into the present... I'll not spoil that for you. But it's a delightful scene.

Even a very weak John Varley's novel (which this is not) would be quite good. Mammoth, while not Mr. Varley's masterful best, is a credible, thoughtful novel that does not disappoint. ( )
  neilneil | Dec 7, 2020 |
I like time travel stories and have read many. This one is pretty good though the method of travel is never satisfactorily explained. I did feel the exploitation of the results of the travel was cheesy. A rich guy getting richer and not seeing the problem. There is a twist at the end which is a little predictable if you're paying attention. A good read for time travel fans. ( )
  jldarden | Nov 22, 2020 |
A couple of people mysteriously go back in time and then mysteriously come back to the present...with Mammoths in tow! Sounds weird? It is. But that's what makes good sci-fi.

Must admit, the first half of the novel did have some tedious reading but the plot made it interesting enough for me to keep reading. Must say, I was not disappointed. Good, unexpected ending! ( )
  atdCross | Jan 27, 2018 |
This one grabbed me from page one . . fast-paced, funny (in spots) and full of surprises!! It's the first of John Varley's books I've read; it won't be the last! Well worth the read!! ( )
  idajo | May 8, 2016 |
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This book is dedicated to John and Doris Varley


My father, John E Varley, died on Jan 13, 2005, at the age of 79, in Big Spring, Tx


He was a very good man who led a good life adn raised two good daughters and me.
He hated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the New York Yankees, adn the Texas A&M Aggies

And loved most other Texas teams.

He lived to see the Red Sox humiliate the Yankees, and a lot of people didn't.
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Once upon a time in what would one day come to be known as the month of August, many, many years ago, in a place that would one day be known as Manitoba, a herd of mammoths came over the low hills to the south and into a gentle green valley rich with the scent of water.
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"Multibillionaire Howard Christian is one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - men in the country. Not content with investing his fortune and watching it grow, he buys rare cars that he actually drives, acquires collectible toys that he actually plays with, and builds buildings that defy the imagination. But now his restless mind has turned to a new obsession: cloning a mammoth." "In a barren province of Canada, a mammoth hunter financed by Christian has made the discovery of a lifetime: an intact frozen woolly mammoth. But what he finds during the painstaking process of excavating the huge creature baffles the mind. Huddled next to the mammoth is the mummified body of a Stone Age man around 12,000 years old. And he is wearing a wristwatch."--BOOK JACKET.

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