Shaman: A Novel of the Ice Age

Author(s): Kim Stanley Robinson

Science Fiction/Fantasy

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 shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories - to teach those who would follow in his footsteps.


There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together.


There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change.


And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple - and where it may lead is never certain.


Shaman is a powerful, thrilling and heartbreaking story of one young man's journey into adulthood - and an awe-inspiring vision of how we lived thirty thousand years ago.

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Shortlisted for Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2014.

Vivid and beautiful ... Astonishing Guardian An amazing piece of recreation, vividly evoking the deprivations, animalistic beliefs and day-to-day struggles of a primitive tribe Financial Times Low-tech lives and Ice Age conditions are all superbly evoked Daily Mail Robinson's prose is rich and detailed ... Superb SFX An intelligent, and at times mesmerising novel Irish Examiner

Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. He is the author of over twenty previous books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the highly acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain. He lives in Davis, California.

General Fields

  • : 9780356500454
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Orbit Books
  • : 0.354
  • : June 2014
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • : Paperback
  • : 614
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 496