The Ice Orphan (The Rewilding Report #3) (Paperback)

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This is book number 3 in the The Rewilding Report series.


Now in paperback, this third book in the Rewilding Report cli-fi series from a nationally recognized anthropologist explores a frozen future where archaic species struggle to survive an apocalyptic ice age.

It’s been 925 summers since the Jemen introduced zyme, a bioluminescent algae, into the world’s ocean and unwittingly triggered an ice age that has consumed most of the planet. All but a handful of Jemen flew to the stars, but before they left, they recreated several extinct species that had thrived in the last ice age. After almost a thousand summers, the archaic hominins that struggle along the edges of massive glaciers are dwindling. All they have to save them is a dying quantum computer called Quancee and her student, a Denisovan man named Lynx.

When the last Jemen, Vice Admiral Jorgenson, tells Lynx he’s going to dismantle Quancee and use her parts to create a new computer, Lynx is stunned. But while Lynx battles to save Quancee, the quantum computer has other priorities. Before she dies, she has to save a special boy who cannot save himself.

Meanwhile, in the lodges of the Sealion People, a sick boy on the verge of manhood hears voices, including an old woman who sings to him. When Jawbone goes on his first quest to find a spirit helper, that same old woman finds him, and his life will never be the same.

An insightful story of climate change with a basis in anthropological research, The Ice Orphan takes readers on a journey to a world at once strange and familiar.

About the Author

Kathleen O'Neal Gear has over two hundred nonfiction publications in the fields of archaeology, history, and bison conservation, and has authored or co-authored forty-seven international bestsellers. She has received numerous awards, both for her writing and for her work as an archaeologist. The United States Department of the Interior has twice awarded her a Special Achievement Award for outstanding management of America's cultural resources. In 2015, she was honored by the United States Congress with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.

Praise For…

Praise for The Ice Lion

"With this engrossing series launch, Gear conjures a vivid postapocalyptic world.... This mesmerizing adventure through a world destroyed by climate change is sure to have readers hooked." —Publishers Weekly

"Gear brings her vast knowledge of prehistoric cultures to this climate-fiction tale with beautiful and engaging worldbuilding.... A loose, beautiful tapestry of a tale." —Kirkus Reviews

"Written by both a master storyteller and scientist, it’s a chilling tale of a different climate change." —Amazing Stories

"The icy setting, with its mountains and ocean, provide a cold backdrop to the warmth of the peoples, whose lives are going to be inescapably altered when paths cross and the past is excavated." —Whiskey with my Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780756418755
ISBN-10: 0756418755
Publisher: DAW
Publication Date: November 21st, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: The Rewilding Report