John Varley

Synopsis of Mammoth

Never afraid of risks, award-winning Author John Varley took readers and critics by storm with his previous novel, Red Thunder. Now, Varley takes another leap into the great unknown with Mammoth...

In a barren province of Canada, a mammoth hunter has made the discovery of a lifetime: an intact frozen wooly mammoth. But what he finds during the painstaking process of excavating the huge creature boggles 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.

Reviews of Mammoth


This Book exhibits Varley's many virtues in captivating form. -- Paul Di Filippo,

MAMMOTH is a terrific science fiction thriller with a fabulous final twist that will shock the audience. -- Harriet Klausner, Harriet Klausner's Review Archive

Definitely worth a trip to the Bookstore, if not the Pleistocene Epoch, to pick up a copy. -- Ernest Lilley, SFRevu