Stone Spring by Stephen Baxter
The Northland Trilogy

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Well done Stephen Baxter. You’ve produced an enjoyable read. What about my prejudice against stone age novels? My prejudice remains intact. This book is a modern story in prehistoric trappings. The way they talk and act, their dreams and plans for the future are all contemporary. How else could they build hundreds of dykes to keep the sea at bay?
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Praised as “one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced” (SF Site), national bestselling author Stephen Baxter presents a new saga of a world that could have become our own....

Ten thousand years ago, a vast and fertile plain existed that linked the British Isles to Europe. Home to a tribe of simple hunter-gatherers, Northland teems with nature’s bounty, but is also subject to its whims.

Fourteen-year-old Ana calls Northland home, but her world is changing. The air is warming, the ice is melting, and the seas are rising. One day Ana meets a traveler from a far-distant city called Jericho—a town that is protected by a wall. And she starts to imagine the impossible....
 

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Stephen Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Award, the John W. Campbell Award, and two Philip K. Dick Awards. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for the best alternate history novel of the year. Author website: stephen-baxter.com
 
Published November 1, 2011 by Roc. 509 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Marshall on Jan 19 2012

Well done Stephen Baxter. You’ve produced an enjoyable read. What about my prejudice against stone age novels? My prejudice remains intact. This book is a modern story in prehistoric trappings. The way they talk and act, their dreams and plans for the future are all contemporary. How else could they build hundreds of dykes to keep the sea at bay?

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