Mammoth by John Varley

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Not content with investing his fortune and watching it grow, multibillionaire Howard Christian buys rare cars that he actually drives, acquires collectible toys that he actually plays with, and builds buildings that defy the imagination. But now his restless mind has turned to a new obsession: cloning a mammoth…

In a barren province of Canada, a mammoth hunter financed by Christian has made the discovery of a lifetime: an intact frozen woolly mammoth. But what he finds during the painstaking process of excavating the huge creature baffles the mind. Huddled next to the mammoth is the mummified body of a Stone Age man around 12,000 years old. And he is wearing a wristwatch.

It looks like Howard Christian is going to get his wish—and more…


 

About John Varley

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John Varley has won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards for his work.
 
Published May 30, 2006 by Ace. 348 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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One takes a whack at a time machine—and Matt, Susan, the warehouse and the elephants arrive 12,000 years in the past!

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Meanwhile Howard hires the world's leading mathematical physicist on time theories Professor Matthew Wright to lead a team repairing a time machine that Howard possesses.

Jun 28 2005 | Read Full Review of Mammoth

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ISBN: 0441012817 FarSector.com 4 of 5 Stars "Taking center stage may be little Fuzzy, a woolly/Columbian mammoth hybrid from the stone-age who, after traveling through time and loosing his herd, becomes a circus star the likes of which we have never seen!

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