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[E–pub/E–book] Ammonite

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  • Ammonite
  • Nicola Griffith
  • English
  • 21 September 2020
  • 9780575118232

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Nicola Griffith ↠ 8 Summary characters ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Nicola Griffith Free read Ammonite Change or die These are the only options available on the planet Jeep Centuries earlier a deadly virus shattered the original colony killing the men and forever altering the few surviving women Now generations after the colony has lost touch with the rest of humanity a company arrives to exploit Jeep–and its forces find themselv. nicola griffith is one of the best writers out there and if you haven t read her books you should the only book of hers that left me cold was the third aud torvingen novel Always and the reason it left me cold is maybe similar to the reason why i found that this book Ammonite lost some steam 34 of the way through it got it back before the end let me start with saying that this is griffith s first novel it s an absolutely phenomenal first novel the writing is perfect the pacing is perfect the characters are perfect where another author might spend words explaining griffith gestures deftly with a word or a sentence and you are all set and occasionally blown away i admire this i admire the precision and focus of her work i also admire that she writes books about people who happen to be women who happen to love other women this is not women s fiction or lesbian fiction any than Mrs Dalloway is women s fiction or lesbian fiction her characters are complex and rich and tough and tender and she manages to build entire worlds in this case literally in which very real people experience the full gamut and complexity of human emotions and dramas those traditionally assigned to men and those traditionally assigned to women as a sci fi author griffith is up there with the best both Ammonite and Slow River are top notch sci fi novels from writing to story to characterization Ammonite is about a planet far off into the wide wide universe which is entirely inhabited by women there are still men on our green planet earth but they can t go to this faraway planet the earthlings call it jeep because they will contract a virus that will kill them women contract the virus too but unlike men have a chance to survive it a sinister company is dying to get its greedy paws onto the planet and its riches but until a cure for the virus is found this is a no go plan there is a little bit of gender dig in this cuz of course if women can survive the virus they can also run things for the company female earthlings it must be said consider their chances to survive the virus very very low so there s that but one cannot but perceive the company as distinctly male let me point out that the novel does not have a single male character in any role at all however tiny i don t think men are even mentioned no other author comes to mind who has tried this with such resounding success Charlotte Perkins Gilman tried something of the sort in Herland which does have a couple of entirely clueless and ridiculed guys but the novel though interesting does not reach griffithian levels of masteryi think griffith puts to sleep the uestion of whether a world run by women would be a gentler world the answer is a definite no in all respects the crux of the book is the us vs them conundrum jeep is populated by its own people some variation of early human settlers but until our heroine gets on it no contemporary earthling has even thought of entering in any sort of conversation cultural or economical with them these distinct communitiesnations are treated pretty much the way herds of bison would which is of course horribly reminiscent of the various colonial discoveries effected by europeans in the rest of the world if you haven t read Laila Lalami s The Moor s Account a sobering report by an enslaved african accompanying a spanish expedition into the west indies of the ways in which european discoverers felt that entire villages cultures and people were theirs to name pillage and dispose of this is not to say that the earthlings who are currently on the planet they are all military are abusive to the natives they simply find no reason whatsoever to start any sort of exchange with them and of course the watchful eye of the company hovers overhead the book is the story of how marghe our heroine and a linguistic anthropologist decides to get to know some of the locals it s well done and engaging and fun and brutal the last of which won t surprise you a bit if you have read any griffith at all it seems to me that griffith is at her best when she does women in danger when her troubled women get cozy and safe her writing grows slack i saw this in Always and in a small part of this book fortunately the cozy doesn t last long and we go back to true blue griffithian writing of which i for one can t get enough Galveston or die These are the The Arcanum only Lucia A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon options available Italian Fever A Novel on the planet Jeep Centuries earlier a deadly virus shattered the Consolation original colony 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Nicola Griffith ↠ 8 Summary characters ô eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Nicola Griffith Free read Ammonite Es fighting for their lives Terrified of spreading the virus the company abandons its employees leaving them afraid and isolated from the natives In the face of this crisis anthropologist Marghe Taishan arrives to test a new vaccine As she risks death to uncover the women’s biological secret she finds that she too is changing–. I really loved this book when I first read it way back when It was written in 1992 and I m happy to say that I think it stands up to the test of time While I didn t love it uite as much as I remembered I m finding very little to criticize about the original story And sometimes I wonder about my younger self when doing a re read so this was overall a very positive experience for meMarguerite Angelica Taishan is an anthropologist She studies people but doesn t really connect with them At the start of the story she has chosen to travel to the Company owned planet of GP The Company is sending her there as an SEC representative but she is also a test subject for a new vaccine GP is already populated by various female only tribes The indigenous population is why Marghe is willing to make the trip even though there is a very real possibility that she not will live long enough to return to Earth The planet itself has dangers in the form of people and weather The purpose of the vaccine is to prevent a viral infection which killed all of the men the Company sent to GP and some of the women too It may not workWorld building is important in scifi novels and I thought Griffith did a credible job There s a bit of the feminist fascination with pre industrialized societies but given that our science and technology have not yet allowed us to create a happy and sustainable co existence with the planet and its other lifeforms a bit of romanticizing the past is forgivable Most of the societal structures will be familiar to students of history There are hunters gatherers farmers herders fisherwomen traders and so on To make the story a bit otherworldly the language on GP has bits of ancient Earth languages The shows up in words like wirrel which sound like suirrel with a silent s and a Scottish accent on that later The women of the planet also have some magical abilities like advanced healing powers and the ability to community trance and access ancient memoriesThe pacing is mostly perfect Once Marghe arrives she immediately sets out on a dangerous journey largely on her own Griffith gives her some back story to justify her distrust of the Company security forces and then we are off to the races After her escape from the Echraidhe the story slows down a bit Now Griffith focuses on Marghe s psychological journey from isolated individual to someone with multiple ties to the community and other individuals My single criticism is that I felt this part dragged a bit Marghe faces some challenges but they are very anticlimactic compared to her time with the Echraidhe But fear not Marghe is gaining skills and leveling up She will need to put everything she knows in to the dramatic climax of the story in Chapter 18And it s a good climax with a very satisfying ending Griffith thinks women are people and not virtuous paragons Not only is her view realistic but you need conflict if you want a good story My electronic copy had a final section where Griffith talks about her philosophy etcThose of you who like an epilogue will appreciate the 2nd half of Chapter 18 Griffith sets all the characters on their new paths and wraps up some of the open uestions about the Company characters and the euipment surrounding the planetThere are several good secondary characters I would have liked to have learned about Commander Danner in particular grabbed my attention on this reading than on the firstFor this read I mostly listened to the audio book narration by Gabra Zachman The audio recording itself was excellent but I struggled with some of the voices Because of the language Griffith gives the women in the different tribes to use Zachman voiced them with what sounded like a Scottish accent to me And this should have been good but I found it kept pulling me out of the story Hopefully if you check out the audio version you will enjoy all the voicesI also struggled a little with the voice of Thenike She sounded considerably older than Marghe It might be because that voice was gravelly and maybe there s some ageism going on in my head But I ve checked the text and I don t think the story is written with a large age gapAnd I should mention that while this felt like a romance to me in the 1990s you should not read it today with that expectation Yes Marghe and Thenike become a couple and are having children but compared to the flirting heat and overall sexual tension in most of the romances I ve read this paring could be an arranged marriage I don t think Griffith intended for it to be an erotic story so I can t fault her for thatOverall this is a great science fiction story exploring the uestion of our place in the world both individually and in groups It has strong female characters good pacing good world building and you can listen to it while being transported to another time another place