Mammoth Dawn

Mammoth Dawn

by Gregory Benford, Kevin J. Anderson

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Overview

Extinction is not permanent. Not anymore.
Multi-millionaire researcher Alex Pierce has developed cutting-edge genetic techniques to extract viable DNA from preserved samples of breathtaking species that humans have erased from the Earth. From passenger pigeons and Tasmanian tigers, to Pleistocene dire wolves and sabretooths...even the humble dodo.

The cornerstone of Alex's dream is to resurrect the woolly mammoth. Majestic and massive, these creatures no longer roam the world, driven to extinction by ancient hunters. At his isolated Pleistocene Ranch in the wilds of Montana, Alex has actually bred the very first mammoth to walk the Earth in 10,000 years.

But there are those who believe what is extinct should remain extinct, and that any tampering goes against the laws of nature. And their fervor may be far stronger than Alex's dreams.

Mammoth Dawn is the original acclaimed novella written by New York Times bestseller and Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Kevin J. Anderson and multiple Hugo and Nebula winner Gregory Benford; this volume also includes their detailed chapter-by-chapter treatment of the full novel the two authors originally envisioned, as well as a non-fiction overview of current scientific attempts to clone mammoths--a reality that may be much closer than you think.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151071963
Publisher: WordFire Press
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 173
File size: 537 KB

About the Author

Gregory Benford has published over forty books, mostly novels. Nearly all remain in print, some after a quarter of a century. His fiction has won many awards, including the Nebula Award for his novel Timescape. A winner of the United Nations Medal for Literature, he is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, was Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, and in 1995 received the Lord Prize for contributions to science. He won the Japan Seiun Award for Dramatic Presentation with his 7-hour series, A Galactic Odyssey. In 2007 he won the Asimov Award for science writing. In 2006 he co-founded Genescient, a biotech company devoted to extending human longevity.
His 1999 analysis of what endures, Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates Across Millennia, has been widely read. A fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, he continues his research in both astrophysics and plasma physics and biotech. Time allowing, he continues to write both fiction and nonfiction.

Kevin J. Anderson has published 130 books, 54 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has over 23 million copies in print in thirty languages. He is best known for writing numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as a steampunk fantasy novel, Clockwork Angels, with legendary rock group Rush.
His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI.
He has written comics for DC, Marvel, IDW, Topps, BOOM!, and Wildstorm. He edited numerous anthologies, including the Five by Five and Blood Lite series. He produced two rock albums from the super-group Roswell Six, featuring stars from legendary groups Kansas, Dream Theater, Saga and Asia, with lyrics written together with his wife Rebecca Moesta. He and Rebecca are the publishers of WordFire Press, with over 200 titles in print and eBook format, from 35 different authors.
Kevin has climbed all 54 mountain peaks in Colorado over 14,000 ft and he just completed hiking the 500 miles of the Colorado Trail. And he also enjoys Colorado microbrews.

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