Del Rey Books, Paperback, 9780345452382, 414pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2002
Ammonite" is an unforgettable novel that questions the very meanings of gender and humanity. As readers share in Marghe's journey through an alien world, they too embark on a parallel journey of fascinating self-exploration.
In 1993 a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis slowed her down a bit, and she concentrated on writing: "Ammonite"(1993), "Slow River"(1995), "The Blue Place" (1998), "Stay"(2002), "Always"(2007), and "Hild" (2013). Griffith is the co-editor of the Bending the Landscape series of original short fiction. Her multimedia memoir, "And Now We Are Going to Have a Party: Liner Notes to a Writer s Early Life, " is a limited collector s edition. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in an assortment of academic texts and a variety of journals, including"Nature, New Scientist, Los Angeles Review of Books, "and "Out." She s won the Washington State Book Award, the Tiptree, Nebula, the World Fantasy Award, the Premio Italia, and the Lambda Literary Award (six times), among many others.
Now a dual U.S./U.K. citizen, Nicola Griffith is married to writer Kelley Eskridge. They live in Seattle, where Griffith is currently lost in the seventh century, emerging occasionally to drink just the right amount of beerand take enormous delight in everything."
“A knockout . . . Strong, likeable characters, a compelling story, and a very interesting take on gender.”
–URSULA K. LE GUIN
“A POWERFUL STORY OF CONNECTION, ALLEGIANCE, AND OBLIGATION. Read Nicola Griffith’s book–and keep an eye out for her name in the future.”
–VONDA N. MCINTYRE