Synopses & Reviews
Shaggy herds of mammoths still roam the Great Plainsto the delight of President Thomas Jeffersonin this imaginative alternative history in which the beasts thunder over the grasslands as living symbols of the oncoming struggle between the Native peoples and the European invaders. This unforgettable saga soars from the Badlands of the Dakota Territory to the icy wastes of Siberia, from the Russian Revolution to the American Indian Movement protests of the 1960s and one womans attempt to harness DNA science to fulfill the ancient promises of her Lakota heritage. In addition, this volume includes the essay Writing During World War Three,” a politically incorrect take on multiculturalism from a science fiction point of view and an outspoken interview with the writer of some of todays edgiest and most uncompromising speculative fiction.
"Eleanor Arnason's wise and engaging stories make you question the things you take for granted. How we love, how we fight, how we live." Maureen McHugh, author, Mothers and Other Monsters
"A veteran writer of feminist SF, Arnason here creates an alternate history in which woolly mammoths coexist with Native American tribes well into modern times." The Seattle Times
"Eleanor Arnason . . . . [has] that quality which first drew me to science fiction, and that which continues to draws me back to science fiction above all other forms of literature: the ability to imagine the world in some other way." Strange Horizons
About the Author
has been short-listed for the Nebula and Hugo awards and is the author of Ring of Swords
and Woman of the Iron People,
the latter of which was awarded the first James Tiptree Jr. Award. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.