Hugo Award nominee Steven Barnes is a successful novelist and scriptwriter who has created episodes of The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Stargate SG-1. With Great Sky Woman, he presents a meticulous, vividly imagined vision of the Ibandi-an ancient people striving to maintain their place in the shadow of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.
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"In this prehistorical novel, the Ibandi people dwell at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, which they call Great Sky Mountain. Coming of age in this society are a nameless orphan girl and her male counterpart, a boy named Frog, both of whom possess special sensitivities that set them apart from their tribe-fellows and draw them to each other. When their territory is invaded by warring neighbors, it's up to the two youngsters to climb the mountain to ask for help from Father Sky. Narrator Patricia Floyd has an appropriately earthy contralto voice. In dialogue passages, she adopts a convincing African accent, but some aspects of her delivery are awkward. In particular, her attempts to relay the primitive quality of the tale are ultimately unsuccessful. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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