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William Golding

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Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy and 2312, has, on many occasions, imagined our future. Now, in Shaman, he brings our past to life as never before.

There is Thorn, a s... More details on Shaman

This is what Thorn would say whenever he was doing something bad himself. Object to whatever it was and he would pull up his long gray braids to show the mangled red nubbins surrounding his earholes. ...
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Björn Kurtén's compelling novel gives the reader a detailed picture of life 35,000 years ago in Western Europe. One of the world's leading scholars of Ice Age fauna, Kurtén fuses extraordinary knowledge and imagination in this vivid evocation of our ... More details on Dance of the Tiger

The mammoths broke cover, soundlessly, at the place foreseen by the human mind. One by one they emerged from the forest, big animals at the head of the line, smaller ones next, and an immense bull bri...
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What do readers say about The Last Neanderthal?

it was really beautiful and moving

From the author of The Bear, the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia, but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both.

Forty thousand years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushing... More details on The Last Neanderthal

It was the warmth that Girl would remember. The night, the specific one she often thought about later, the one that turned out to be among the last they had together, had been filled with warmth. Spri...
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This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

Through Jean M. Auel's magnificent storytelling we are ... More details on The Clan of the Cave Bear

The naked child ran out of the hide-covered lean-to toward the rocky beach at the bend in the small river. It didn’t occur to her to look back. Nothing in her experience ever gave her reason to doubt ...
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What do readers say about The Year the Horses Came?

the earth song series the earthsong trilogy set 4, 000 years ago made up

Volume One of The Earthsong Trilogy evokes the moment in pre-history when marauding nomads brought horses, male gods, and war to a goddess-worshipping Europe that had known peace for thousands of years. Against this perilous backdrop, a passionate, d... More details on The Year the Horses Came

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What do readers say about Quest for Fire?

fictions based in the prehistoric age

80,000 years ago, during the Ice Age in Paleolithic Europe, after a savage atack by a rival tribe, the people of Ulam are left without the flaming branch from the fire that the tribe keeps perpetually burning.

Without knowledge of how to egnite fire ... More details on Quest for Fire

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A sweeping epic of prehistory, People of the Wolf is another compelling novel in the majestic North America's Forgotten Past series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

In the dawn of history,... More details on People of the Wolf

Wind Woman whipped across the frozen drifts, whirling wreaths of snow into the arctic night. In her fury, she blasted the mammoth-hide shelters of the People with a gust that battered the frozen skins...
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Robert Sawyer's SF novels are perennial nominees for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, or both. Clearly, he must be doing something right since each one has been something new and different. What they do have in common is imaginative originality, gre... More details on Hominids

Watching over it was Louise Benoit, twenty-eight, a statuesque postdoc from Montreal with a mane of thick brown hair stuffed, as required here, into a hair net. She kept her vigil in a cramped control...
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20,000 B.C., the peak of the last ice age-the atmosphere is heavy with dust, deserts, and glaciers span vast regions, and people, if they survive at all, exist in small, mobile groups, facing the threat of extinction.

But these people live on the bri... More details on After the Ice

This book is a history of the world between 20,000 and 5000 BC. It is written for those who like to think about the past and wish to know more about the origins of farming, towns and civilisation. It ...
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Four children embark on a quest for a new land at the dawn of human history Africa, two hundred thousand years ago: Suth and Noli were orphaned the night the murderous strangers came, speaking an unfamiliar language and bringing violence to the peace... More details on The Kin

Carefully, as if merely turning in his sleep, he rolled himself away from the rest of the Kin, who slept in a huddle for warmth from the desert night. Suth was a child, and now had no father or mother...
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