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Animist

(2000)
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As predictable as it may beAa coming-of-age ramble quest through a weird world where bonded human-animal pairs battle dread black magical forcesAthis launch novel for Forward's new fantasy trilogy steps out smartly from her earlier Villains by Necessity. Upon graduation from the College of Animism, where he seems to have majored in manure shoveling, 16-year-old, five-feet-tall Alex first seeks out his Anim, an empathetic animal that will allow him to detect and elude the magicians who are bent on destroying the rational-scientific Animists, believers that all things have souls. Alex's Anim turns out to be the tiny rat Mote, one of Forward's most appealing characters, who constantly preserves Alex from blundering into annihilation. Rigged out with the customary complement of companionsATemith, a world-weary, old scholar; a glamorous Princess Celine to adore from afar; a Pattonesque giant saurian generalAAlex and Mote take on the job of freeing the Rodeni, a small rodentlike race that has been enslaved for centuries by wicked Humani. Forward is capable of some luscious descriptive passages, especially in her scenes of the gloriously intelligent Delphini rollicking through sparkling tropical seas, and she draws both her people and nonpeople with taste and sympathy, leaving plenty of room for Alex's further adventures. (June)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Animist
Author(s): Eve Forward
ISBN: 0-312-86891-X / 978-0-312-86891-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Animist
Author(s): Eve Forward
ISBN: 0-7653-4611-7 / 978-0-7653-4611-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Starscape Books
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May 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Animist
Author(s): Eve Forward
ISBN: 0-8125-7462-1 / 978-0-8125-7462-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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Kindle Editions

May 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Animist
Author(s): Eve Forward
Publisher: Tor Books
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