Re: McKinley: cold places!

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Date: Tue Dec 19 2000 - 06:25:29 PST

Try Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series -- the first book, The Golden Compass, takes place in an alternate-reality artic region. Lots of wolves and fur coats and stuff.

I saw Phillip Pullman read at Books of Wonder in New York on Halloween, and it was great. Apparently he does all of his first drafts longhand, which is amazing.


In a message dated Mon, 18 Dec 2000 4:37:19 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< hello! i'm trying to find good books about cold places -i mean fictional novels, not travel guides, etc. - does anyone know any good books set in cold climates such as scandinavia, siberia, newfoundland, alaska, etc., or even sci-fi-type cold places such as are found in ursula k. leguin's _left hand of darkness_?(even if a place doesn't seem especially cold to you, chances are it would to me, a southerner from virginia, where we panic if there's a half-inch of snow, so take nothing for granted:) i love science-fiction, and books set in cold places are like real-world-science-fiction to me, b/c i can't imagine living somewhere where it snows more than a foot high!:) and of course winter is the best season to read these kinds of books... some of the novels i've found so far are _smilla's sense of snow_(set in greenland and denmark), _the greenlanders_(by jane smiley), and _the shipping news_(set in newfoundland), and then of course there's _julie of the wolves_...

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