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Old 04-07-2011, 03:37 AM   #1
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Prehistory Novel Recommendations

Just finished the latest novel by Jean Auel and I was very disappointed. In fact it left me wanting something to read that isn't just bad. Hoping that the folks here at MR can point me toward something of a palette cleanser. This isn't a genre that I read a lot of. I only read the last of the Earths Children book because it was the final book in the series and I was hoping for a satisfying end to the story of Ayla.

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Old 04-07-2011, 07:43 AM   #2
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Isaac Asimov wrote a great short story called "The Ugly Little Boy". While googling it just now, I discovered that it was expanded into a novel in collaberation with Robert Silverberg. It is also called "The Ugly Little Boy" in the US, but called "Child of Time" in the UK.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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The first thing that came to mind is Evolution by Stephen Baxter.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:03 PM   #4
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Maybe James Michener's The Source?
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:41 AM   #5
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Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, People of the Wolf, about the people who crossed the land bridge from Asia to North America and became the first humans to settle the American continent; #1 in the First North Americans series.

Bernard Cornwell, Stonehenge , about the building of Stonehenge.
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Stephen Baxter's Longtusk is technically the 2nd book in a trilogy, but it could be read separately. It's about a mammoth in 16000 B.C.
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_The Boat of a Million Years_ by Poul Anderson starts out in pre-history and moves forward from then --- the ancient history stuff being much better done than the contemporary / science-fiction end of the novel IMO.

Some of his novels of the Time Patrol deal in pre-history as well and are lots of fun.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll check these out.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll check these out.
I'll second that! I've been terribly disappointed by books in this genre; after watching, and loving, 10,000 BC, I needed something exciting and intriguing.

Thanks fellas!
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:00 AM   #11
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Right back at ya, dude.

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