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Ammonite

Griffith, Nicola (Book - 2002 )
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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 themselves 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-and realizes that not only has she found a home on Jeep, but that she alone carries the seeds of its destruction. . . . Ammonite is an unforgettable novel that questions the very meanings of gender and humanity. As readers share in Marghe's journey through an alien world, they too embark on a parallel journey of fascinating self-exploration.
Authors: Griffith, Nicola
Title: Ammonite
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2002
Edition: 1st Del Rey trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 397 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nicola Griffith
Notes: "A Del Rey book."
Awards & Distinctions: Lambda Literary Award, 1992
ISBN: 0345452380
9780345452382
Branch Call Number: SF GRIFFITH 2002
Subject Headings: Viruses Fiction Women anthropologists Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Lesbian fiction
Topical Term: Viruses
Women anthropologists
LCCN: 2002101340
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Centuries ago a virus shattered the colony of Gershom's Planet (or 'Jeep'), killing the men and forever altering the few surviving women. Generations later the colony has lost touch with the rest of humanity, until a company arrives to exploit Jeep.


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