By John Varley
Now not content material with making an investment his fortune and gazing it develop, multibillionaire Howard Christian buys infrequent automobiles that he really drives, acquires collectible toys that he truly performs with, and builds structures that defy the mind's eye. yet now his stressed brain has became to a brand new obsession: cloning a mammoth…
In a barren province of Canada, a great hunter financed through Christian has made the invention of an entire life: an intact frozen woolly vast. yet what he reveals in the course of the painstaking strategy of excavating the massive creature baffles the brain. Huddled subsequent to the colossal is the mummified physique of a Stone Age guy round 12,000 years previous. And he's donning a wristwatch.
It appears like Howard Christian goes to get his wish—and more…
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No longer content material with making an investment his fortune and gazing it develop, multibillionaire Howard Christian buys infrequent vehicles that he truly drives, acquires collectible toys that he really performs with, and builds structures that defy the mind's eye. yet now his stressed brain has became to a brand new obsession: cloning a mammoth…In a barren province of Canada, a immense hunter financed by way of Christian has made the invention of a life-time: an intact frozen woolly giant.
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Arriving at college at the advanced age—for a prodigy—of twelve was a bit of a social handicap to a boy who hadn't had any real friends since elementary school. The philosophy of mainstreaming, both of the handicapped and of the precocious, pretending everyone had the same gifts and potentials, was then out of fashion at his school. Accelerated programs were back, and the almost equally disastrous current wisdom had become to let students proceed at their own pace, regardless of their social progress.
The other two-legs retreated to a nearby hilltop and stayed there. They watched the herd. When things had calmed down the others went to help Younger Sister, who was still struggling in the pit. It was a very nasty thing. It was not very deep, but the Clovis hunters had sharpened tree limbs and set them into the ground at the bottom of it. Younger Sister had fallen on several of the sharp points. She was struggling, and crying out in pain, and Fuzzy was frightened to see it and hear it. After a while Younger Sister struggled out of the pit.
She shook her head. " Susan laughed. "The old-fashioned way is still the only way I know. Twenty-two months. " He knew immediately who she was talking about, and grinned. "They probably think we're going to grow a mammoth in a test tube. " "And he will be... " She shook her head. " "Sure, I knew that. " "That's a question Howard asks me about three times a week. Hair, hair, hair, that's all he's interested in, that's what this is really all about. " "No, for quite a while now we've divided the African genus into savanna and jungle species.
Mammoth by John Varley