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Silverhair
by Stephen Baxter | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by vashq of St. Ives, Cornwall United Kingdom on 9/25/2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by vashq from St. Ives, Cornwall United Kingdom on Monday, September 25, 2006

7 out of 10

I've just finished this Stephen Baxter story about Silverhair the Mammoth. It is the first in a trilogy, and I have the other two novels as well. I will probably read the sequel to it next.

I bought this book because I was collecting Stephen Baxter's works on Ebay, but this is not a science fiction novel like Baxter's others works, it is a more down to earth story about the handful of Mammoths that are still struggling to survive in the modern world. Although not specified, I assume that the Family were moving around an Island off the coast of Alaska - somewhere remote anyway.

Over the Great Years of the Mammoth's history on earth, their numbers have gradually dwindled until there is just one Family of Mammoths led by a brave Matriarch wandering the icy tundra. The story begins during the harsh winter, and follows through into the melting spring warmth when the last of the mammoth families stumble across the Lost (or a wandering gang of modern-day humans) together with their dangerous Fire-Sticks (guns).

I gave this book together with it's two sequels to my work colleage Kathryn on the 15th June 2007 with instructions that I didn't want it back. 


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