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Copyright 2005 by John Varley

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one SOJALS point one SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point    Mediocre (2/5)

I first read this on the 31st July 2006.

Howard Christian is a multi-billionaire. What he wants, he gets. He has decided that with a frozen mammoth, and a bit of IVF, he'll be able to recreate mammoths as living breathing animals.

He is quite probably right about this. Unfortunately the unexpected appearance of a time machine, and herd of mammoths stampeding through Los Angeles, rather complicate his plans.

He knows who has caused his problems: Matt Wright, temporal scientist and his veterinarian girlfriend Susan Morgan.

He's going to make sure they do not get away with it.

Well, this is a lovely story for a teenager. It's well written, well plotted, thought-provoking at times and great fun. I enjoyed reading it but it's not the John Varley I remember. It's not an "Ophiuchi Hotline" or even a "Demon".

Loaded on the 25th January 2007.
Cover of Mammoth
Cover art by Matt Stawicki and Annette Fiore

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