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Ursus of Ultima Thule (edition 1973)

by Avram Davidson

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Title:Ursus of Ultima Thule
Authors:Avram Davidson
Info:Wildside Press (2000), Paperback
Collections:2017 Reading Project, Your library
Rating:****
Tags:fantasy, weirdfiction, animal transformation

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the closest that I've ever come to being a were-bear, or any other were-creature. Mr. Davidson's best book in a body of work that makes such comparisons hard to do. I've reread this a lot from the organized reread to the dip for several pages. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Sep 24, 2013 |
This book is along the same lines as the Vergil series in being a sort of idiosyncratic re-imagining of ancient history and legends. Like the Vergil novels it is quite strange, but rewarding. Set in the mythical far-northern land of Ultima Thule, it explores themes of animal transformation and forge mysticism. ( )
  selfnoise | Sep 14, 2005 |
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The Bear Swarthy, hairy, ostracized by others of his tribe, Arnten set off to lead a life of proud an lonely independence in his primitive world of Thule--Ultima Thule--where med huddled in animal skins against the arctic cold, and used crude clubs and spears to kill the giant prehistoric animals that roamed the land. But Arnten--"The Bear"--was quicker of body and sharper of mind than his fellow men, and he had a special destiny: a path beset with mortal dangers and evil witchery which he must overcome, to save himself, his world, his woman, and o conquer the evil one whom they called "The Wolf." Rich with weird beauty, mystery, and magic--by one of the most highly acclaimed masters of epic fantasy."Fast-moving, thrilling, believable science fiction . . . has done it beautifully . . . this is the best [SF novel] Ace has had in a long time" -- P. Schuyler Miller, Analog, July 1966 Nominated for the 1965 Nebula Award for Best Science-Fiction Novel… (more)

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