This novel bears the markings of Robinson's consummate skill with a sort of anthropological fiction...Spectacular world building.
A seriously composed and compelling novel about prehistoric life...some of the most intelligent entertainment you can find.
Robinson's expert world building and lyrical prose offer Jack London-esque pleasures as they depict the stark beauties of the icy landscape - it's desolation, dangers and the desperate choices it forces people to make when pushed to the edge of existence. Richly detailed.
This book proves once again that Robinson's fascination with the human condition and mankind's journey transcends easy genre labels...Despite all his previous accolades, this may be Robinson's best work to date, focused so sharply as it is on the simplest way of being human.
A thrilling journey through an age of ice and stone - one of Kim Stanley Robinson's best!