Ivory: A Legend of Past and Future
In the year 6303, when earth is bare of anything larger than an insect or a mouse and most people have left for the stars, Duncan Rojas receives a most unusual visitor. His name is Bukoba Mandaka, and he is the last of the Maasai.
Mandaka wants Rojas, senior researcher for Braxton's Records of Big Game, to find the tusks of the Kilimanjaro Elephant, tusks that weigh over 200 lb. each. Why? Mandaka will not say, but he will pay enormous sums for them. And Rojas cannot resist the challenge of tracing something lost for 3000 years.
Back and forth through time, in card games, wars, and rivalries, Rojas searches. But as he begins to glimpse the elusive, lost power of ancient Africa, he is seduced, and before long the quest has become his own.
With Ivory, Mike Resnick has created a powerful novel spanning worlds and centuries, an exploration of the nature of history and legend, and a riveting parable for our times.
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Review: Ivory (Birthright #14)User Review - Jared - Goodreads
An odd, moving little book that is not about what you think it's about. One of the truest books I've ever read about inevitability of not only colonialism, but the future of the human race. Melancholy and complex that goes by in a flash. Read full review
Review: Ivory (Birthright #14)User Review - Scott - Goodreads
This is one of those books I picked up while simply browsing through the Sci-Fi section. I read the description on the back and became quite curious. The book was a bit slow at first and worried me a ... Read full review
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