A seriously composed and compelling novel about prehistoric life...some of the most intelligent entertainment you can find.
This novel bears the markings of Robinson's consummate skill with a sort of anthropological fiction...Spectacular world building.
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.
Robinson's prose is rich and detailed . . . Superb
A thrilling journey through an age of ice and stone - one of Kim Stanley Robinson's best!
An intelligent, and at times mesmerising novel
Low-tech lives and Ice Age conditions are all superbly evoked
An amazing piece of recreation, vividly evoking the deprivations, animalistic beliefs and day-to-day struggles of a primitive tribe
Vivid and beautiful . . . Astonishing
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.