Home   Main List   Title Index   Chronological Index   Author Index   Languages   Bulletin Board

Prehistoric Fiction Bibliography

English Titles   All   French Titles
1406 titles

pure »book: story: graphic:
mixed »book: story: graphic:
reference»   book: article: (adult, young, juvenile)
Click codes shown in boxes (or images) to view at Amazon...
Click on images with heavy borders to enlarge.

A B -  C D E -  F G H I -  J K L M -  N O P R -  S T U V W Y Z   Top   Indexes   Home



Abadi, Aharon. 1954. Ga Eino Yare. Hebrew. (Ga Does Not Fear). Tel Aviv.
Prehistoric man and his discovery of fire.
Abbott, Charles T.. 1899. The Cliff Dweller's Daughter; or, How He Loved Her. An Indian Romance of Prehistoric Times. 299 pp. 20 cm, New York & London. F.Tennyson Neely.´

Achermann, Franz Heinrich [1881-1946]. 1918. Die Jäger von Thursee. Roman aus den Wildnissen der Steinzeit. German. (The hunters of Thursee). 299 pp. Olten. O. Walter. (1920) ´

_____. 1919. Auf der Fährte des Höhlenlöwen. Roman aus den Wildnissen der Eiszeit. German. (On the trail of the cave-lion). 238 pp. Olten. O. Walter. (1935) ´

_____. 1920. Kanibalen der Eiszeit. Prähistorischer Roman aus den Tagen der Sintflut. German. (Cannibals of the ice age). illustrated by Willy Planck. 200 pp. Olten. O. Walter. (1924, 1935) ´

_____. 1920. Der Schatz der Pfahlbauers. German. (The Treasure of the pole-houses). 238 pp. Olten. O. Walter. (1918?) ´

_____. 1927. Dämonentänzer der Urzeit. Roman aus der Wildnissen 2. Eisenzeit. Roman aus den Wildnissen der zweiten Eisenzeit. German. (Demon-dancers of the primeval. A novel of the wilderness 2. The Iron age). illustrated by Willy Planck. 240 pp. Olten. O. Walter. (1933, 1935) ´

_____. 1928. Der Totenrufer von Halodin. Roman aus der ersten Eisenzeit. German. (The Death-callers of Halodin). 541 pp. Olten. O. Walter. (1940, 1961, Arena; 1986 Walter) ´

Adamek, André-Marcel. 2011. Randah, la fille aux cheveux rouges. French. 140 pp. Romans, Mijade (20 janvier 2011). ISBN: 978-2874230547.
Je suis née en cette saison où les arbres changent de couleur avant l'arrivée des neiges. Je m'appelle Randah, ce qui signifie fille aux cheveux rouges. Les hommes de ma tribu chassent, cueillent et pèchent. Parfois, des hordes envahissent notre territoire et la sauvagerie s'empare des guerriers. La nature aussi se révèle cruelle et nous force sans cesse à fuir. Depuis peu, un sentiment nouveau habite mon coeur : j'aime Bankah, celui qui fend la rivière à la recherche de poissons lumineux.
Aderca, Felix [1891-1962]. 1955. În valea marelui fluviu. Romanian. (Along the Great River's Valley). 215 pp. 20 cm, col. Cutezatorii, Bucharest. Editura Tineretului.

life of tribes in the vicinity of the Danube 4-5000 years ago
Adkin, James Harry Knight [1878–1948]. 1905. The Woman-Stealers: tales of the house of the otter. see Knight-Adkin, James Harry.
Aidans, Edouard [1930-]. 1961-. Tounga. French. (Tounga).

Tounga apparaît dans "Tintin". Imaginé par Edouard Aidans, cet homme de la pierre vit dans la tribu des Ghmours avec Nooun le boiteux, la belle Ohama et son tigre apprivoisé Aramh, à une époque où la vie sauvage n'était pas vraiment propice au développement d'un quelconque embryon de civilisation.

Tounga appeared in "Tintin". Created by Edouard Aidans, this man of stone lives in the tribe of the Ghmours with Nooun the lame, the beautiful Ohama, and his tame tiger Aramh, at a time when the savage life was not very auspicious to the development of any embryo of civilization.

bibliography, Tounga in Tintin 1961-1976, Albums 1964-1973, 1974-2004, 2002-2007

Aldiss, Brian Wilson [1925-]. 1969. Neanderthal Planet. (with 3 other stories, Danger: Religion! / Intangibles Inc. / Since the Assassination). (192) 56 pp. New York. Avon. ISBN: 0380541971.*

A science fiction story of a future Earth "ruled" by automatons, and a man who wrote a story explaining how the Neanderthal / Cro-Magnon split of the human brain could fully develop... if man were removed from his place of origin...

_____. 1970. Un pizzico di Neandertal. Italian. translated from the English Neanderthal Planet by Vittorio Curtoni. in: Anonima Intangibili (Intangibles, Inc. and Other Stories, [1969] 1970). illustrated by Ferruccio Alessandri (cover). 158(2) pp. 18.4 cm. Galassia 130, Piacenza. Casa Editrice La Tribuna.

Alexandre, Robert. 1975. Sandrinhar. French. illustrated by Pierre Joubert. 216 pp. Nouveau Signe de Piste n° 6, Editions Alsatia/Epi.
Coeurs sensibles s'abstenir...Sur les flans de l a montagne enneigée, les rescapés du clan des Oyacks, hommes, femmes, enfants, s'enfuient vers un destin misérable. La bataille contre les hommes noirs des hauts-plateaux leur a été fatale. Le plus valide d'entre eux, le jeune Skiorg, tire au bout d'une corde un petit esclave entravé. Partagé entre la colère et la pitié, devene-t-il que ce gamin de quatroze ans, blessé, famélique, à bout de forces, va modifier le destin de tous les siens ?
Au coeur de toute l'aventure, dans le combat qui oppose les meilleurs aux puissances de haine et de destruction que symbolisent Gaurh le brutal et Fawlik, le sorcier :un garçon blond, Sandrinhar?Sandrinar et son frère d'âge, Kthir. Deux garçons torturés, martyrisés par le destin... et qui finalement l'emportent par le coeur et l'intelligence sur les forces du mal.

_____. 1977. Tiguir. French. illustrated by Frédéric Argès. 218 pp. Nouveau Signe de Piste n° 42, Editions de l'Epi. ISBN: 2704500274 (978-2704500277). (1992 Fleurus (21 février 1992))

Après Sandrinhar, voici Tiguir. Deux garçons de la même époque, mais qui ne se ressemblent guère. Sandrinhar, c'était la douceur et la résignation. Tiguir, c'est l'impatience et la force. Générosité, justice, amitié ne signifient plus rien pour lui. Jusqu'au jour où Nalki, sauvé d'une mort affreuse...
Allain, Marcel [1885-1969]. nd (ca. 1942). Les Vainqueurs de la mort. French. (The Conquerors of Death). illustrated by Robert Dansler. 64 pp. 15 cm, pbk, series "Œil de Faucon", Paris. S.F.E.P.I.
Two young men and a girl discover a strange subterranean race: a real prehistoric tribe, rather agressive.

"Margaret Allan" — W.T. "Bill" Quick — has a web page at www.iw3p.com/quick.shtml.
Allan, Margaret (pseudonym for W.T. "Bill" Quick). 1993. The Mammoth Stone. 391 pp. 18 cm, New York. Signet. ISBN: 0451174976 (pbk.).*
The People of the Mammoth have wandered the world for thousands of years, surviving starvation and predators, fleeing the ever encroaching ice, following the mammoth herds for life and sustenance. It is now 18,000 BC, in North America, and they arrive at the place of prophecy, where a girl is born with the mark of the Great Mother, and the time of their wandering is at an end. Maya is treated as an outcast by all but Magic, the shaman, and Berry, the elder who takes the role of her mother. Scorned even by her own father, she is most hated by the demented Ghost, who longs for her death and that of Magic, and the time when he alone will wield power. Tricked into losing the Mammoth Stone talisman, Maya unwittingly causes Magic's death, and with Ghost's ascendency, the near devastation of the people. As Maya flees bloody and mindless, searching for her own death, she is found by the People of the Bison, and takes up a new life, having lost all memory of her previous one. But a final great confrontation is forced between the two peoples, and the power of the Mammoth Stone is put to the test.

_____. 1994. Keeper of the Stone. 431 pp. 18 cm, New York. Signet. ISBN: 0451181328 (pbk.).*

A beautiful outcast woman in a passionate epic of prehistoric America--the sequel to The Mammoth Stone. The legend of the powers of the mammoth stone continues with the torrid ostracizing of Maya, the Shaman and keeper of the stone. An intensely dramatic and highly erotic story set in the prehistoric American Southwest.

_____. 1995. The Last Mammoth. 396 pp. 18 cm, New York. Signet. ISBN: 0451184637 (pbk.).*

The People of the Mammoth had reached the edge of doom. The Great Maya had left the world of the living. The sacred Mammoth Stone had shattered. No longer did the People have safe have in the fertile Green Valley. But only the Shaman Gotha knew how close they were to extinction. And even he did not know that their sole hope lay in the youth Rising Sun, as yet unaware of his divine birthright and sacred mission... and the passionately rebellious girl Running Deer, who vowed to be worthy of her ancestor, the Great Maya herself.
Together these two, and the apprentice, Moon Face, had to journey to the ends of the world... through jungles of terror and spiritual wastelands... to the abandoned thrones of the Gods... to the yawning darkness where the halves of the lost Mammoth Stone waited to be rejoined... to a searing, all-encompassing struggle against nameless, faceless evil that would decide their yoked fates and the fate of all humankind...

_____. 1998. Spirits Walking Woman. 416 pp. pbk, New York. Onyx Books. ISBN: 0451190394.*

Thousands of years ago, at the dawn of history, a young girl grows to womanhood in a land torn by greed, brutality and war. She is Spirits Walking Woman, worshipped by her people and possessed of the divine gift of prophecy that sets her apart. Now, as the mate of a mighty warrior king, she is expected to take her place in the vast empire he ruthlessly rules. But another fate calls to Spirits Walking Woman. It is a destiny that will take her far from the intrigues of the royal court and the dangerous plotting of a woman bound to her by blood... a destiny that will set her on the path to peace and enlightenment... and draw her to a proud, noble stranger who offers a passion as powerful as it is forbidden.

_____. 1999. Sister of the Sky. 384 pp. pbk, New York. Onyx Books. ISBN: 0451190408.*

Twenty-five thousand years ago, in the land that would one day be known as Mexico, a woman's destiny was harsh and uncertain, her life at the mercy of brutal Gods and customs. But the young and resourceful Green Eyes Blue was blessed with a special gift — the mysterious eyes of a Goddess — and her fate would prove to be as extraordinary as her beauty.
In a forest near her native village, she discovers a sacred jade knife while hunting game, but is kidnapped by bandits and taken away to be sold into slavery. Using the knife in a struggle to free herself, Green Eyes Blue badly injures the most savage of the bandits. He is a fierce enemy whose wrath she can never hope to escape — even after she is sold to Lord Golden Hand and carried off to the capital city of Tollan. There, as wife and mother, she must forge a new life — and fight for her kingdom and her home. For the enemies of her past, the worshippers of the Dark Gods, are trying to steal away her only chance for happiness. A destiny that, only through the strength and will of her own heart, will shine forever.

Roger MacBride Allen's home page is at www.sff.net/people/Roger.Allen/.
Allen, Roger MacBride [1957-]. 1988. Orphan of Creation: contact with the human past. 345 pp. New York. Baen Books, dist. by Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0671653563.*
A black anthropologists finds evidence of australopithecines in the US while studying slavery.
On the day after tomorrow, on a backwoods farm in Mississippi, a paleontologist unearths the bones of a creature that could never have lived in that time or place. The incredible find brings its discoverers to the deepest forests of western Africa, and face to face with a miracle older than Man.

_____. 1998. Waisen der Schöpfung. German. translated from the English Orphan of Creation by Walter Brumm. 446 pp. München. Heyne. ISBN: 3453139984.

Wie jedes Jahr feiert die Paläoanthropologin Barbara Marchando das Erntedankfest in Gowrie House, dem geräumigen Landsitz der Familie. Beim Stöbern auf dem staubigen Dachboden zieht sie die alte verschlossene Truhe ihres schon längst verstorbenen Ururgroßvaters magisch an. Während unten die letzten Teller des Festtagsessens in den Fächern des Geschirrschrankes klappern, beschließt sie, die Kiste zu öffnen, an die sie sich weder in der Kindheit noch in den späteren Jahren herangewagt hatte. Von nun an ist es mit der beschaulichen Feiertagsruhe vorbei. more...
Almqvist, Bertil [1902-1972]. 1948. Barna Hedenhös. Swedish. (The Stone Age Kids). Stockholm. A. Bonnier.

series titles include:
Barna Hedenhös besöker England
Barna Hedenhös blir kungliga och Sverige för sin första regering (1954)
Barna Hedenhös hittar hem
Barna Hedenhös i världsrymden
Barna Hedenhös på Mallorca (1969)
Barna Hedenhös på vinterresa i Sverige (1951)
Barna Hedenhös resan till Stockholmen
Barna Hedenhös reser till Egypten
Barna Hedenhös reser till Ryssland
Barna Hedenhös upptäcker Amerika (1950)
Den stora boken om barna Hedenhös

_____. 1949. Die Steinzeitkinder in Ägypten. Ihre abenteuerliche Reise und glückliche Heimkehr. German. translated from the Swedish Barna Hedenhös. 20 pp. Staling-Bilderbuch Nr. 127. (1955)

_____. 1958. La Famille Mironton. French. translated from the Swedish Barna Hedenhös. 24 pp. 27 cm, "Préhistoire... de rire", Albon, Levallois-Perret.

series titles include:

La Famille Mironton (1958)
La Famille Mironton découvre l'amérique (1958)
La Famille Mironton dans l'espace (1958)

_____. 1962. The Stone Age Kids Discover America. translated from the Swedish Barna Hedenhös upptäcker Amerika by Gerry Bothmer. comic, col. ill. 24 pp. 28 cm, New York. Macmillan Co.

series titles include:
The Stones explore Britain, tr Hugh Young. London, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1975.

_____. 1975. La Familia Milenios. Spanish. translated from the Swedish Barna Hedenhös by Patricia Mathews & Maria del Carmen Muina. [24] pp. 26 cm, Barcelona. Editorial Juventud. ISBN: 8426157351.
series titles include:
La Familia Milenios descubre América (1955, 1975)
= Expedicion Ant-Tiki o la familia Milenios descubre América
La Familia Milenios en el escacio (1975)
La Familia Milenios viaja a Egipto (1975)

Ames, Gerald and Rose Wyler. 1958. The First People in the World. illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. 48 pp. New York. Harper & Row. (London: Blackie, 1961. 1st Br.)
"Superb introduction to the imaginary story of mankind, and young readers will find it both thrilling and fascinating to imagine themselves among the first chldren on earth. Imagine a band of people wandering through strange country in search of food. Speech is still new to them and their vocabulary is about that of a 3 year old child today. But they are human beings who can think, plan, laugh and cry. They are far removed from the animals around them. The wonderful story of man's growth and development is presented here in a brilliant and lively panorama. The glorious, light-filled pictures and the clear simplicity of the words give the reader a sensitive and scientific portrayal of the life of early man."
Amplaing, Max d' (pseudonym for J. M. Farge). 1949. Zingh l'homme des cavernes. French. (Zing the Caveman). illustrated by E. Carrière. 128 pp. 18 cm, pbk, S.T.A.E.L., «Junior» n° 48.
Andaloussy, Haytam. 2013. Sur la Terre des Orchidées. French. 300 pp. Editions L'Harmattan (11 janvier 2013). ISBN: 978-2336008479.
Ce roman est un chant qui raconte comment des hordes de chasseurs-cueilleurs de la préhistoire se mettent un jour à pratiquer l'élevage, puis se sédentarisent pour devenir agriculteurs, et comment ils finissent par se réunir pour bâtir des cités. Un voyage épique à travers le temps où l'homme élève, durant les dernières phases de son "hominisation", son statut dans la nature.
Anderson, Mary [1872-1964]. 1893. A Son of Noah. London. Digby, Long. (3rd ed, Digby, Long & Co., Publishers. 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C. 318pp, nd; 4th ed., nd.) *
John Clute writes of A Son of Noah in the Encyclopedia of Science-Fiction (1995), "...features many of the conventions of prehistoric sf with the added spice of pterodactyl-worship on the part of a speciously advanced race. But the Flood will soon clear the air." It is not included in Brian Stableford's ESF article, "Origin of Man," a succinct survey of the prehistoric genre, nor in Angenot and Khouri's International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction (1981). But David Pringle mentions it in his Introduction to the 1999 Pulp Fictions edition of Henry Rider Haggard's Allan and the Ice Gods...
Anderson, Poul (William) [1926-2001]. 1957. The Long Remembering. in: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November, 1957. (1975: Homeward and Beyond, Doubleday; 1977: Trips in Time, Nelson; 1987: Silverberg et al, eds. Neanderthals, pp 91-105) *
A graduate student volunteers to go back in time, where he lives briefly as his Cro-Magnon ancestor of the Old Stone Age, more than 20,000 years before. He "relives" his recapturing of his wife, Evavy, from the Neanderthals.

_____. 1957. Souvenir lointain. French. translated from the English The Long Remembering by Francis Carsac. in: Fiction 56, July, 1958. (1975: in "Histoires de voyages dans le temps," Livre de poche 3772, ISBN 2-253-00769-2)

_____. 1958. Il ricordo. Italian. translated from the English The Long Remembering by Giorgio Monicelli. in: Visto Anno VII n. 31, 2 ago 1958, p.34. illustrated by L. Jeva. Milano.

× _____. 1990. The Shield of Time. 359 pp. 25 cm, 1st edition, New York. Tor. ISBN: 0312850883 (pbk 0812510003.*

Not prehistoric man. Manse Everard is a man with a mission. As an Unattached Agent of the Time Patrol, he's to go anyplace - and anytime! - where humanity's transcendent future is threatened by the alteration of the past. This is Manse's profession, and his burden: for how much suffering, throughout human history, can he bear to "preserve"?
Wanda Tamberley is a Patrol member in search of her mission. Recruited from sunny California in the late 20th century, she'd rather serve as a scientist in the research branch, exploring Earth's flora and fauna in epochs long past. But as hints accumulate from the Patrol's mysterious leaders uptime, it's beginning to look as if a lot of human history depends on her personal decisions - and Manse's.
Meanwhile the Exaltationists are on the loose, determined to revise human history and rule Time forever... and Manse Everard is sworn to stop them, no matter what the heartbreaking cost!
Andrews, J.S.. 1970. The Man from the Sea. 154 pp. 1st edition, London. The Bodley Head. ISBN: 0525345302. (New York, E.P. Dutton, 1st US, 1971) *

Bodley Head

When Euan found a shipwrecked stranger on the rocks near his village one windy dawn, his first feeling was one of anger that this dark man with the beautiful woven wool tunic was not his own father, lost at sea with all the other men of the primitive little fishing community some weeks before. Now the women and children who remained were on the verge of starvation, and lived in dread of enslavement by neighbouring peoples. more...

Claude Anet (Jean Schopfer) [1868-1931]

Jean Schopfer was born in Switzerland in 1868 and educated at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre in Paris. In addition to his talents as a writer, Schopfer in 1892 won the tennis championship of France. He wrote the first of his many books in 1899. For most of his travel books and novels he used the pen name, Claude Anet. During the first World War a Paris journal sent him to Russia, and that trip resulted in his four-volume work, La Révolution Russe. A playwright as well, his Mayerling is perhaps his best known work of that type. Schopfer died in 1931.

(at: www.library.cornell.edu/Reps/DOCS/schopfer.htm.)
Anet, Claude [1868-1931] (pseudonym for Jean Schopfer). 1925. La Fin d'un monde. French. (The end of a world). 274 pp. Paris. B. Grasset.´

_____. 1927. The End of a World. translated from the French La Fin d'un monde by Jeffery E. Jeffery (pseud. Jeffery Eardley Marston [1887-]). [3],3-268, illus. 1 pp. 20 cm, New York, London. A.A. Knopf.´*

The story of the last days of the People of the Bear, at the end of the Reindeer Age, when the reindeer that had formed the center of their lives for uncountable generations failed to return, and the round-heads with their packs of tame dogs appeared, and they were unable to stop them from settling around them...
Anfosso, Fabrice. 2007. Là où la Terre touche le Ciel. French. 168 pp. Mémoires Millénaires Editions (25 novembre 2007). ISBN: 978-2952664714.
Au début de l âge du Bronze, il y a plus de 4000 ans, des générations d hommes sont venues graver des messages pour leurs dieux au pied du mont Bégo (Alpes-Maritimes). Puis, après plusieurs siècles, nos ancêtres ont soudain cessé de s y rendre. Pourquoi ? Que s est-il passé ? Ce roman vous invite à revivre toute la magie d un lieu exceptionnel, l une des plus formidables énigmes de notre histoire. Découvrez, en préambule de l'ouvrage, une présentation détaillée du site et des grandes civilisations méditerannéennes de l âge du Bronze ainsi que les interviews exclusives des principaux spécialistes (y compris celle du professeur Henry de Lumley).
Angeletti, Roberta [1964-]. 1999. The cave painter of Lascaux (A Journey Through Time). (Ages 9-12) see Lascaux, la préhistoire merveilleuse. 32 pp. 29 cm, New York. Oxford University Press Children's Books. ISBN: 0195215583.
Cecilia is on a school trip to the Lascaux caves in southern France--a mysterious place with well-preserved prehistoric paintings on the walls. These are believed to have been created by our primitive ancestors several hundred thousand years ago. The little girl notices some strange footprints on the ground. Following them, she walks away from the other children and arrives in a dark, wide hall. She is about to turn on her flashlight, when suddenly ... Flash! Her camera flash goes off and lights up the paintings of deer and hunters on the walls. The flash goes off again and she sees more animals chiseled in the walls.
In the dark, she feels someone trying to pull the camera off her neck. Frightened, she turns around and sees a primitive man. He gestures to her that he is the painter of the walls. Leading her out of the cave, he tries to start a fire by striking two sticks against each other. Cecilia has to get back, because her school bus is leaving, but she leaves the primitive man a box of matches as a farewell gift. Three pages at the end of the story explain how prehistoric people lived, what tools they used, how they painted, and how they hunted.
Angenot, Marc and Nadia Khouri. 1981. An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction. in: Science-Fiction Studies #23 (Vol. 8, Part 1), March 1981. (see: Chamberlain, Gordon A.: Additions, Corrections, and Comment). *

"There appeared from 1860 to our day, in practically all the European cultures and in the US, hundreds of narratives that one may loosely group under the label "prehistoric fiction." Their superficial traits seem to be easily recognizable: these tales center around characters belonging to prehistory, and they relate events occurring in periods preceding recorded history, in those eras referred to collectively as the Stone Age, or those identified by the first palaeontologists as the Age of the Reindeer, or that of the Mammoth, or else in the Tertiary Era, since a number of scientists confidently assigned the origin of man to such pristine times..."
anon. nd (ca. 1945). La conquête du feu. French. (The conquest of fire). 4 pp. 25 cm, "Collection 13", Editions Paris-Solde.

page 2 text

page 3 text

page 4 text

Hi Piers, the Official Home Page of Piers Anthony and Xanth.
The Compleat Piers Anthony, a fan site dedicated to the works of author Piers Anthony....
Dani Zweig's Unnumbered Reviews #8: Piers Anthony (which doesn't include these prehistorics).
Anthony, Piers [1934-]. 1991. Tatham Mound. 522 pp. 25 cm, 1st edition, New York. Morrow. ISBN: 0-380-71309-8.*
They inhabit the unspoiled swamplands, mountain plains and verdant forests of the vast North American continent -- warriors, shamans, hunters and farmers of sundry tribes and cultures. And one man travels among them -- a speaker of many tongues born "Hotfoot" but renamed "Throat Shot" as a cruel consequence of a hunting raid. From the burial mound of his ancestors, the spirits set him on his life's path -- impelling the young brave through war and hardship, through magical wonder and passionate love, on a mystical quest to deliver his people from the devastation that bears relentlessly down on them from afar... the first European invasions.

_____. 1993. Isle of Woman (Geodyssey Vol 1). 448 pp. 24 cm, First Edition, New York. Tor Books. ISBN: 5551963438 (0-312-85564-8).*

The story of a man and woman born at the dawn of human history, separated by fate, yet united by an unquenchable passion that even time could not conquer: Blaze, the fireworker who raised his kind out of savagery, and Ember, the beautiful green-eyed woman who forever haunted his dreams.
Through their eyes, and those of their descendants, we witness humanity's odyssey from savagery to civilization as they are reborn again and again throughout history. We share with these two eternal lovers an unforgettble odyssey of triumph, tragedy, and discovery that takes them from the African savannah to the ancient Middle East, from the South Pacific to the caves of Northern Europe, from the court of Imperial China to India during the British Raj, ending in a stunning reunion in an America in ruins only a few short years from now.

_____. 1994. Shame of Man (Geodyssey; vol. 2). Sequel to Isle of Woman. 380 pp. 24 cm, New York. TOR (A Tom Doherty Associates book). ISBN: 0-312-85811-6 (hardcover).*

The story of two lovers born throughout history -- Hugh, a dreamer and musician, and his beloved Ann, a beautiful dancer -- as they struggle to preserve their family and their way of life during some of the most turbulent periods of our svage past -- and our troubled future. Through their eyes we experience humanity's greatest achievements, and witness its greatest shame, the relentless exploitation of nature that now threatens our very survival.

_____. 1998. Hope of Earth (Geodyssey; vol 3). 640 pp. New York. Tor Books. ISBN: 0812571118.

...from our ancient beginnings in Africa's Great Rift Valley to the windswept Andes a century from now, and including some of history's most fascinating figures.

_____. 1999. Muse of Art (Geodyssey Vol 4). 445 pp. 24 cm, First Edition, New York. Tor Books.*

From the mists of prehistory to a terrifyingly plausible near future, Muse of Art explores the special talents that have inspired and motivated us since the earliest days of our existence: curiosity and creativity, seduction and survival, destruction and healing. We view some of the most explosive eras in human history through the eyes of three remarkable women: Avalanche, Melee, and Talena...
Arcelin, Adrien [1838-1904]. 1872. Solutré, ou les chasseurs de rennes de la France centrale. Histoire préhistorique. see under pseudonym: Adrien Cranile.
Ariste, Jean-Paul. 1931. Neolithis. roman néo-moderne. French. 259 pp. Paris. Nouvelles Editions Argo.´
Armitage, Muriel. 1937. Sarllog The Brenn. A Historical Romance. Preface by Charles Williams. London. Stockwell.
A pre-historic novel set in South Wales.
Arnon, Jean-Marie. 1997. Coeurs de silex. le premier sitcom préhistorique. French. (Hearts of Flint). bandes dessinnées. 59 pp. "L'écho des savanes", Albin Michel. ISBN: 2226094679.
BD pour adultes. Comment aborder la question de l'adultère sans armoire où cacher l'amant, sans mouchoir à laisser tomber à terre, sans billet doux à glisser sous les portes... Les scènes de ménage il y a 35 000 ans, Arnon les imagine à sa façon ! La préhistoire n'est plus l'apanage des curés ou des instituteurs de village depuis longtemps, et de toute évidence, certains auteurs l'appréhendent désormais de façon beaucoup plus légère, avec des Vénus vraiment très impudiques. Voici le premier "sitcom" préhistorique, un peu grivois, à ne pas mettre entre toutes les mains. Eric Lulé, Musée départemental de Préhistoire du Pas-de-Calais


_____. 2004. Totems - Idoles oubliées de Xaintrie. with Jean Depelley (rédacteur). French. (Totems - forgotten idols of Xaintrie). 40 pp. Mégalithes Productions.

« Totems » n’est pas un album de BD, mais un livre étrange composé d’illustrations, de photos et de textes. Vous y découvrirez les légendes des peuplades préhistoriques de Xaintrie, région dont est originaire l’auteur, et où il a longtemps exercé son activité de bûcheron – une contrée perdue, magnifique et sauvage, aux confins du Limousin, de l’Auvergne et du Quercy. Son comparse Jean Depelley a imaginé des contes primordiaux foisonnants, histoires d’amour et de guerre entre hommes, bêtes et dieux, à dévorer d’une traite, mais avec une attention soutenue, afin de ne pas perdre le fil de ces généalogies labyrinthiques. Les illustrations d’Arnon, assez éloignées de son travail en BD, sont complétées par les photos de ses sculptures sur bois, sous forte influence arts premiers, culture tiki et sculpture romane...
Arrou-Vignod, Jean-Philippe [1958-]. 2000. Naoum, la musique de la préhistoire. French. (Naoum, the music of prehistory). illustrated by Philippe Poirier. illustrations couleur. with audio CD. 33 pp. 25 cm, Musique De Tous Les Temps, Gallimard. ISBN: 2070543862.
Arsuaga, Juan Luis [1954-]. 2005. Al otro lado de la niebla : las aventuras de un hombre en la Edad de Piedra. Spanish. (Across the mist: the adventures of a man in the Stone Age). 299 pp. 25 cm, Madrid. Suma de Letras. ISBN: 8496463168.
Un hombre que hizo historia en la prehistoria. Hace muchos miles de años, en un mundo que poco tiene que ver con el actual pero que también era el nuestro, un muchacho sin nombre al que llaman Piojo y que sólo ha conocido la crueldad del hombre que le cuida desde que quedara huérfano, decide emprender por sí mismo la lucha por la existencia. De manera fortuita, el joven se cruzará en su camino con los hombres-águila, entre los que encontrará a su primer amigo, el orgulloso Viento del Norte, y a su amor verdadero, la inolvidable Gata. Serán precisamente la amistad traicionada y el amor perdido los que impulsen a Piojo a una terrible aventura entre los caníbales del Desierto de los Demonios Danzantes y a una vida solitaria y errante. Capaz de ver el mundo que le rodea con la luz y la mirada del artista y de arrostrar los peligros que se le presentan con la serenidad de los auténticos héroes, Piojo sabrá hacer caso de sus sueños y conseguirá por fin un nombre y un lugar en su mundo… y en el nuestro. Tras el éxito alcanzado con La especie elegida y El collar del Neandertal, el reconocido paleontólogo Juan Luis Arsuaga, codirector de las excavaciones de Atapuerca, realiza su primera incursión en la novela, y lo hace con la voluntad declarada de aunar su enorme caudal de conocimientos científicos con las evocadoras leyendas de los hombres sabios de todas las partes del mundo, incluida nuestra propia tierra. El resultado es una historia de resonancias míticas, en la que casi todo lo que se cuenta es verdad y en la que sin duda sabrá reconocerse el hombre prehistórico que se esconde en todos nosotros.
Asimov, Isaac [1920-1992]. 1958. The Ugly Little Boy. in: Galaxy magazine as "Last Born" Sept, 1958. 60 pp. pbk, Tor Book, Galaxy Publishing Corp. ISBN: 0812559738. (Read, October 5, 1977; Nine Tomorrows, 1959; 1987: Silverberg et al, eds. Neanderthals, pp. 39-90) *

Story of a Neandertal boy taken from his time to the present to be studied by scientists and the media. A TV version was made, and it was expanded to novel length by Silverberg as "Child of Time" (1991) with an added parallel story of the child's family in prehistoric times.

_____. (1958) 1978. L'affreux petit garçon. French. translated from the English The Ugly Little Boy. in: L'Avenir commence demain . pbk, Pocket (5034). (L'enfant recréé, Galaxie première série, #60, Novembre 1958; Le petit garçon très laid dans Le robot qui rêvait, Editions J'ai Lu, 1988)

_____. 1988. Der haessliche kleine Junge. German. translated from the English The Ugly Little Boy by Ursula Schulz-Thoneick. 43 pp.

_____. 1958. L'ultimo nato. Italian. translated from the English Last Born. in: Galaxy Anno I-N. 6, nov 1958, p.60. illustrated by [W.] Wood. 128 pp. 18.4 cm. Milano. Editrice Due Mondi.

Asimov, Isaac [1920-1992] and Robert Silverberg [1935-]. 1991. Child of Time (The Ugly Little Boy). Based in part on the short story "The Ugly Little Boy" by Asimov. 290 pp. 25 cm, London. Gollancz. ISBN: 0385263430. (1st US edition 1992: Doubleday "The Ugly Little Boy" 290pp; Bantam Books pbk, 1993) *

from the dustjacket by Wayne McLoughlin:
First published in Galaxy magazine in 1958, Isaac Asimov's short story "The Ugly Little Boy" is a science fiction classic. Now, in the second collaboration between the late, great Isaac Asimov and award-winning author Robert Silverberg, we have The Ugly Little Boy, the novel, a remarkably moving and chilling tale of what happens when past and present collide.

_____. 1991. Hijo del Tiempo. Spanish. translated from the English Child of Time.

Hijo del Tiempo, cuyo titulo original era El niño feo,es la historia de un niño de 40.000 años, que es traído de la prehistoria hasta nuestros días, por los científicos de Estasis, para ser estudiado, pero un niño no puede estar solo necesita que lo cuiden, para lo que contratan a la enfermera Edith Fellowes, que se acaba encariñando con él, de las relaciones de estos personajes nacerá la novela, ya que los experimentos no duran eternamente.
La novela esta estructurada como dos historias paralelas por un lado, la prehistoria y la relaci"n de los neandertales con los Otros, y por otro lado la actualidad con el Doctor Hoskins, jefe del proyecto y la enfermera Fellows.
Está novela es una de las que una vez escrita por Asimov, fue revisada posteriormente por Robert Silverberg, sin que en mi opini"n está revisión incorpore nada destacable.

_____. 1991. Il figlio del Tempo. Italian. translated from the English Child of Time by Gino Scatasta. 398 pp. 23 cm, Milano. Bompiani.

_____. 1992. L'enfant du temps. French. translated from the English Child of Time by Arnaud Mousnier-Lompré. 270 pp. 24 cm, Paris. O. Orban. ISBN: 2-85565-745-8. (1995 Pocket, 285pp 18cm ISBN 2-266-00503-0)

Timmie n'a pas tout à fait quatre ans quand commence cette histoire. Et il n'est pas tout a fait abandonné : Edith Fellowes, l'infirmière, a été engagée pour s'occuper de lui. Elle a vite compris : comment méconnaître la solitude et la terreur d'un petit garçon perdu dans un monde étrange ? La première chose à faire, c'est de le protéger. Et de l'aimer... more...
Asimov, Janet [1926-] and Isaac Asimov [1920-1992]. 1989. Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure. 100 pp. 22 cm, New York. Walker. ISBN: 0802768938, 0802768946 (lib. Bdg.). (1991: Ace Books pbk)

When Jeff and his robot Norby accompany Admiral Yobo to prehistoric times so the admiral can do family research, the trip turns into a dangerous adventure.
Atkinson, Mary Jourdan [1898-1981]. 1957. When the World was Young. [n.p.]. 23 cm, San Antonio, TX. The Naylor Company.´
Attanasio, A(lfred) A(ngelo) [1951-]. 1991. Hunting the Ghost Dancer. xxviii, 371 pp. 24 cm, 1st ed., New York. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 0060179090.*
Long ago... in a world of fog-laced primeval forests and bottomless glacial gorges, during a dark age steeped in mystery and magic, a desperate quest is launched by two young survivors of a doomed coastal tribe. Together, Timov and Hamr hunt the ghost dancer. Cunning, inhuman, mystical, its savage appetite is uncontrollable... its ancient power elemental... its fate thunderous. Timov and Hamr fearfully stalk the vast unknown to quell its haunting terror... and, ultimately, to face the choice of the ages.
Aubriot, Gérard and Sylvie Aubriot. 2000. L'homme de la Combe d'Arc, ou, Le peintre de la Grotte Chauvet. French. 319 pp. La Mirandole. ISBN: 2909282643 (978-2909282640).
Dans la caverne où nul rayon de soleil ne pénètre, le temps s'est arrêté. Sans doute au-dehors fait-il déjà noir Ici, seuls comptent ces animaux qui peu à peu apparaissent tels des rayons de ténèbres déposés sur la roche éclaircie.Dans ce monde paléolithique concrètement recréé, j'ai particulièrement apprécié le talent avec lequel les auteurs nous font percevoir certaines de ses constantes majeures. Pour nous, lecteurs passionnés, un monde révolu revit, avec ses catastrophes et ses joies, ses jalousies et ses amours. (...) nous voilà revenus dans la Combe d'Arc, au moment où l'un des plus grands artistes de tous les temps va y créer ses oeuvres, pour aider à la vie des membres de sa tribu, à la fois dans ce monde-ci et dans l'au-delà.(Jean Clottes (Président du Comité International d'Art Rupestre) )
Aubriot, Sylvie. 1997. Ocre rouge et charbon de bois. French. 206 pp. La Mirandole. ISBN: 978-2909282473.
Lucile et Ludovic passent leurs vacances à répertorier les grottes dans les gorges de l'Ardèche. Mais l'accueil peu cordial du propriétaire d'un terrain où se trouve l'entrée d'un aven pique leur curiosité et les pousse à l'investir davantage, soupçonnant que celui-ci doit cacher quelque mystère. Sylvie Aubriot nous entraîne à la découverte des richesses artistiques du milieu souterrain par une intrigue captivante.

Jean Auel [1936- ]

photos from the dustjackets of the first four books
Book Five, The Shelters of Stone, was published in April, 2002.

from the jacket of the final book of the series (2011)

There were many Jean Auel sites on the web, likeThe Auel Page… -or ecfans.com

Auel, Jean M. [1936-]. 1980. The Clan of the Cave Bear. (Earth's Children 1). 468 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0553250426 (0517542021).*

jacket painting by Hiroko

A natural disaster has left young Ayla alone, wandering, fending for herself in an unfamiliar land. One day, she is discovered by the Clan of the Cave bear, men and women far different from her own people. Tall, blond, blue-eyed Ayla is a mysterious stranger to the Clan and at first they mistrust her and cast her out... more...

_____. (1980) 1994. Le clan d'ours des cavernes. French. translated from the English The Clan of the Cave Bear. (Les enfants de la Terre 1). 536 pp. Pocket. ISBN: 2258059321. (1994, Presses de la Cité, 373 pp, Philippe Rouard, tr.)

_____. (1980) 1991. Les enfants de la Terre. French. translated from the English The Clan of the Cave Bear, 1st three volumes. (Les enfants de la Terre 1-3). 1470 pp. Paris. Presses de la Cité. ISBN: 2258034965.

_____. (1980). Ayla und der Clan des Bären. German. translated from the English The Clan of the Cave Bear. (Die Kinder der Erde 1). 604 pp. Taschenbuch, Mchn. Heyne. ISBN: 3453023366.

Dies ist die Geschichte der Erdenkinder, die vor 30 000 Jahren begannen, die Welt zu begreifenund zu erobern. Es ist die Geschichte des jungen Mädchens Ayla, das mutterseelenallein durch die vorzeitliche Wildnis irrt. Besinnungslos wird sie schließlich von vorbeiziehenden Erdlingenaufgefunden, vom "Clan des Bären", in dem sie dann als Fremde, als Außenseiterin aufwöchst. Eine hinreißende Mödchengestalt, eine phantastische Sage vom überleben in grauer Vorzeit, ein einmaliges Lese-Abenteuer!

_____. (1980). Shevet Dov-Hamearot. Hebrew. translated from the English The Clan of the Cave Bear. Israel. Hagay Toledano.

_____. (1980). Hulebjørnens klan. Norwegian. translated from the English The Clan of the Cave Bear by Helge Simonsen. Norway.

Cro Magnon-jenta Ayla er blitt adoptert av neandertalere etter å ha blitt skilt fra sitt eget folk etter et jordskjelv. Hennes evne til å tenke og handle raskt fører etter hvert til at hun kommer i konflikt med klanens tradisjonsbundne levevis. Hun blir en trussel mot deres eksistens.

_____. 1981. Ayla figlia della Terra. Italian. translated from the English The Clan of the Cave Bear by Silvia Stefani. illustrated by Gabriella Gallerani (cover). 496 pp. 22 cm, Omnibus, Milano. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. (1988: La Gaja Scienza 242 88-304-0825-5; 1991: TEADue 73 Editori Associati, Milano 88-7819-233-3; 1997: SuperPocket 33 R.L. Libri, Milano 88-462-0032-2)

_____. 1982. Valley of the Horses. (Earth's Children 2). 502 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0553250531 (051754489X).*

jacket painting by Hiroko

Cruelly cast out by the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla now travels alone in a land of glacial cold and terrifying beasts. She is searching for the Others, a race as tall, blond, and blue-eyed as she. But Ayla finds only a hidden valley, where a herd of hardy steppe horses roams. Here, she is granted a unique kinship with animals, enabling her to learn the secrets of fire and raw survival -- but still, her need for human companionship and love remains unfulfilled. Then fate brings her a stranger, handsome Jondolar, and Ayla is torn between fear and hope -- and carried to an awakening of desire that would shape the future of mankind. more...

_____. (1982) 1991. La Vallée des chevaux. French. translated from the English Valley of the Horses. (Les enfants de la Terre 2). 699 pp. 18 cm, Pocket (3261). ISBN: 2266004115. (1994, Presses de la Cité, 480 pp ill. Catherine Pageard, tr.; G.P. Super-bibliothèque, 381 pp, Sabine Boulongne, tr.)

Passé la surprise et l'émerveillement suscités par Ayla, la jeune étrangère aux cheveux blonds qu'ils ont recueille, les hommes du "Clan de l'Ours" ont pris peur de ses dons extraordinaires. Parce qu'elle sait rire et pleurer, éprouve des sentiments inconnus d'eux, parce qu'elle voudrait garder son enfant pour elle seule enfin, Ayla sera maudite et exilée. "Pars à la recherche de ton peuple, lui a dit Iza la guérisseuse. Va vers Nord, retrouve ton clan et un compagnon." Un long voyage solitaire commence, au bout duquel Ayla rencontre deux jeunes gens insouciants et aventureux. L'un d'eux est Jondalar. Comme elle, il est blond et ses yeux sont bleus.

_____. (1982). Das Tal der Pferde. German. translated from the English Valley of the Horses. (Die Kinder der Erde 2). 601 pp. Taschenbuch, Mchn. Heyne. ISBN: 3453022548.

Dies ist die Geschichte von Ayla und Jondalar, eine Geschichte vom überleben und von einergroßen Liebe. Es ist die Geschichte der Erdenkinder, die vor 30 000 Jahren die Welt begriffen und begannen, sie zu erobern. Ayla ist eine unvergeßliche Frauengestalt, die - allein im Tal der Pferde lebend - in einer feindlichen Umwelt zu überleben lernt. Als Geföhrten hat sie ein junges Wildpferfohlen und ein Höhlenlöwenjunges, das von seiner Mutter zurückgelassen wurde. Jondalar, der zu den "Anderen" gehsrt, ist ein kundiger Werkzeugmacher, der an der Quelle desgroß;en Mutter Flusses, der Donau, lebt, bis er zu seiner abenteuerlichen Reise aufbricht. Als Ayla und Jondalar einander begegnen, enden ihre Einzelschicksale und ihr gemeinsames Leben beginnt, das Leben der Menschen, die unsere Vorfahren sind.

_____. (1982). Emek Hasusim. Hebrew. translated from the English Valley of the Horses. Israel. Hagay Toledano.

_____. (1982). Hestenes dal. Norwegian. translated from the English Valley of the Horses by Helge Simonsen. Norway.

Ayla leter etter sitt eget folk og finner den unge Jondalar. For Ayla blir dette en oppvåkning til et nytt liv - og til en fremtid som bærer både frykt og håp i seg.

_____. 1986. La valle dei cavalli. Italian. translated from the English Valley of the Horses by Paola Campioli. illustrated by Ferenc Pintér (cover). 504 pp. 20.5 cm, La Gaja Scienza 165, Milano. Longanesi & C. ISBN: 88-304-0648-1. (1988: La Gaja Scienza 244 88-304-0827-1; 1990: TEADue 44 Editori Associati, Milano 88-7819-169-8)

_____. 1985. The Mammoth Hunters. (Earth's Children 3). ix, 645 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, New York. Crown Publishers. ISBN: 0553280945 (0517556278).*

jacket painting by Hiroko

Now, with her devoted Jondalar, Ayla boldly sets forth into the land of the Mamutoi — the Mammoth Hunters, the Others she has been seeking. Though Ayla must learn their strange customs and language, it is because of her uncanny hunting and healing skills that she is adopted into the Mammoth Hearth. Here Ayla finds her first women friends, and painful memories of the Clan she left behind. Here, too, is Ranec, the dark-skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory tusks to whom Ayla is irresistibly drawn — setting Jondalar on fire with jealousy. more...

_____. (1985) 1985. Mammutjäger. German. translated from the English The Mammoth Hunters. (Die Kinder der Erde 3). 789 pp. Taschenbuch, Mchn. Heyne. ISBN: 3453025849.

Kein anderer Romanzyklus der letzten Jahrzehnte war international ein so überwëltigender Erfolgwie die bewegende Saga der Erdenkinder, die vor 30 000 Jahren begannen, die Welt zu begreifenund zu erobern. Ein grandioses Epos aus mythischer Zeit über Liebe, Abenteuer und den Kampfgegen unerbittliche Naturgewalten - eine atemberaubende Reise in die Vergangenheit, die schonMillionen Leser in aller Welt begeistert hat.

_____. (1985). Tsayadey Hamamutot. Hebrew. translated from the English The Mammoth Hunters. Israel. Hagay Toledano.

_____. (1985). Mammutjegerne. Norwegian. translated from the English The Mammoth Hunters by Karin Henderson. Norway.

Ayla og Jondalar er blitt tatt vel imot i mammutjegernes leir. Ayla føler seg likevel ikke helt trygg blant dem. Hun blir imidlertid fascinert av den mørkhudete Ranec og dras mellom ham og den høye, vakre, men sjalu og usikre Jondalar. Men det er først etter den store mammutjakten hun foretar det avgjørende valget.

_____. 1987. Gli eletti di Mut. Italian. translated from the English The Mammoth Hunters by Annita Biasi. illustrated by Sergio Quaranta (cover). 596(4) pp. 23.5 cm, La Gaja Scienza 211, Milano. Longanesi & C. ISBN: 88-304-0765-8. (1992: TEADue 100 Editori Associati, Milano 88-7819-318-6)

_____. (1985) 1994. Les Chasseurs de mammouths. French. translated from the English The Mammoth Hunters. (Les enfants de la Terre 3). 914 pp. Pocket. ISBN: 2266122142. (1994, Presses de la Cité, 630 pp, Renée Tesnière, tr.)

Pendant plusieurs saisons, Ayla et son compagnon Jondalar ont tout partagé. Ils ont taillé le silex, entretenu le feu, chassé le renne et le cerf, construit des abris et des bateaux. Ensemble ils ont eu peur et froid, et vécu dans une intimité du corps et de l'esprit qui a fait naître en eux un sentiment troublant et inconnu. Le clan remuant des "Chasseurs de mammouths" qui les accueille est stupéfait par ce couple de géants blonds aux yeux bleus qui savent monter à cheval et apprivoiser le loup. Parmi eux, Ranec le sculpteur est ému par Ayla. Le combat immémorial de l'amour et de la jalousie s'est déclenché.

_____. 2002. Los cazadores de mamuts. Spanish. translated from the English The Mammoth Hunters. 672 pp. 1a ed. Simon & Schuster Libros en Espanol 2002 (10/22), Fireside. ISBN: 0743236041 (978-0743236041).

_____. 1990. The Plains of Passage. (Earth's Children 4). 760 pp. 23.5 cm, 1st, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0553289411 (0517580497).*

jacket painting by Hiroko

With her companion, Jondolar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey — away from the welcoming hearth of the Mammoth Hunters, and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the bold pair among strangers. Some will become friends, intrigued by Ayla's ways of taming wild horses and wolves. Others will become fierce enemies, threatened by what they cannot understand... more...

_____. (1990) 1992. Ayla und das Tal der großen Mutter. German. translated from the English The Plains of Passage. (Die Kinder der Erde 4). 953 pp. Taschenbuch, Mchn. Heyne. ISBN: 3453056884.

Vor 30 000 Jahren, zur Zeit der letzten Eiszeit, unternimmt die wunderschöne Ayla zusammen mit ihrem Geliebten Jondalar eine abenteuerliche Reise vom Schwarzen Meer zum Tal der Großen Mutter, dem Quellgebiet der Donau. Ayla beherrscht alle zum Überleben notwendige Fertigkeiten: Sie ist eine exzellente Jägerin, ist in der Lage, Pferde und Wölfe zu zähmen, kennt die heilenden Kräfte der Kräuter und beherrscht die Sprache der primitiven Höhlenbewohner. Im Kampf gegen ihre Feinde beweist sie große Überlegenheit... Dies ist der vierte Teil eines großangelegten Romanzyklus'.

_____. (1990). Arvot Hamaavar. Hebrew. translated from the English The Plains of Passage. Israel. Hagay Toledano.

_____. (1990). Steppevandringen. Norwegian. translated from the English The Plains of Passage by Anne-Marie Smith. Norway.

Ayla og Jondalar er på vandring tilbake til Jondalars eget folk. Det blir en uforglemmelig reise der de møter mange utfordringer, både fra naturen og fra mennesker som føler deres nærvær som en trussel.

_____. (1990) 1991. Le Grand voyage. French. translated from the English The Plains of Passage. (Les enfants de la Terre 4a). 538 pp. Pocket. ISBN: 2266122150. (1996, Presses de la Cité, 655 pp)

Ayla et Jondalar, son compagnon, poursuivant leur traversée des steppes immenses du continent européen. La femme aux cheveux d'or et le géant blond suscitent le trouble et l'effroi sur leur passage. Les peuples rudes qu'ils rencontrent vivent de la chasse et de la cueillette mais n'ont jamais vu d'animaux domestiques. Or, ce couple étrange se déplace à cheval, en compagnie d'un loup apprivoisé. D'où tient-il donc ces pouvoirs? En quète d'un lieu qui deviendrait le foyer de leur union, Ayla et Jondalar affrontent les mille périls qui menaçaient nos ancêtres il y a 35 000 ans, entre Lascaux et Néanderthal, et nous font assister à l'éveil de la pensée humaine.

_____. (1990) 1994. Le Retour d'Ayla. French. translated from the English The Plains of Passage. (Les enfants de la Terre 4b). 438 pp. Pocket. ISBN: 2266122169.

Jondalar a cru perdre Ayla dans la tempête, au cours de la traversée d'une rivière en furie. Après quelques jours de repos, de chasse et d'amour, le couple se remet en marche dans des contrées de plus en plus dangereuses. Avec l'aide de la Grande Terre Mère, qui régit l'ordre du monde, le jeune tailleur de silex a décidé de retrouver ceux de son clan et de présenter sa compagne au chef Delanar, son père.Mais échappera-t-il au supplice que lui prépare la "Femme Qui Ordonne", la reine lubrique et cruelle entourée de se chasseresses? Aux pièges des glaciers et à la charge des aurochs? Et s'ils survivent tous deux, Ayla reverra-t-elle un jour la terre de son enfance, promesse de paix et de bonheur?

_____. 1991. Le pianure del passaggio. Italian. translated from the English The Plains of Passage by Roberta Rambelli. illustrated by Sergio Quaranta (cover). (4)764(8) pp. 21.5 cm, La Gaja Scienza 348, Milano. Longanesi & C. ISBN: 88-304-1039-X. (1992: TEADue 144 Editori Associati, Milano 88-7819-396-8; 2002: SuperPocket 160 R.L. Libri, Milano 88-462-0221-X)

_____. 2002. The Shelters of Stone. (Earth's Children 5). 706 pp. 23.5 cm, 1st April 30, 2002, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0609610597. (Hodder & Stoughton ARC 784pp pbk) *

cover by Hiroko

The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar's people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes – formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone – are a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave (and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills.
But as Ayla and Jondalar prepare for the formal mating at the Summer Meeting, there are difficulties. more...

_____. 2002. Focolari di pietra. Italian. translated from the English The Shelters of Stone by Lidia Perria. illustrated by Larry Rostand (cover). (2)814(6) pp. 21 cm, La Gaja Scienza 662, Milano. Longanesi & C. ISBN: 88-304-1985-0.

_____. 2002. Les Refuges de pierre. French. translated from the English The Shelters of Stone. (Les enfants de la Terre 5). 646 pp. Presses de la Cité. ISBN: 2258058376.

Le long voyage d'Ayla et de Jondalar s'achève. Jondalar retrouve la Caverne des Zelandonii qui l'a vu naître et qui se réjouit de son retour. L'accueil fait à l'étrangère qui l'accompagne est plus mitigé. Cette femme parle avec un accent curieux, et surtout, elle est accompagnée d'un loup et de deux chevaux sur lesquels elle exerce un pouvoir troublant. De son côté, Ayla est prête à tous les sacrifices pour se faire accepter du peuple de l'homme qu'elle aime.

_____. 2011. The Land of Painted Caves. (Earth's Children 6). 757 pp. First edition, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0517580519.*

cover: Rob Wood
In The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel brings the ice-age epic Earth's Children® series to an extraordinary conclusion. Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and, above all, courage.
As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave a shelter of stone. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte and has embarked on the arduous task of training to become a spiritual leader. It is daunting, often perilous work that sometimes takes her away from her family. Ayla, Jondalar, and Jonayla are welcomed by the Zelandonii, but problems arise. They are faced with new challenges, not just the ordinary trials of sheer survival, but the complications posed by many groups of people who need to live and work together. The wisdom that Ayla gained from her struggles as an orphaned child, alone in a hostile environment, strengthens her as she moves closer to leadership of the Zelandonia...
Augusta, Josef [1903-1968]. 1958. An den Lagerfeuern der Altsteinzeit. German. (At the Campfires of the Stone Age). illustrated by Zdenek Burian. Prague / Leipzig. Artia / Urania.
Aus dem vagen Halbdunkel längst vergangener Zeiten erkämpfte sich der Mensch mühsam und schwer seinen Weg aus dem Dunkel der Unkenntnis; langsam aber stetig und beharrlich strebte er der besonnten Gegenwart zu und entledigte sich der Bürde eines unsagbar harten Lebens. Im Wandel der Zeiten und im ständigen Wechsel von Geburt und Tod lösten die Generationen einerander ab und jede bereicherte ihr Wissen und Erfahrungsschaft .... - Die Erzählungen führen in die Welt der Mammut- und Renjäger am Ende er Altsteinzeit (Palöolithikum), in die Welt unserer Urahnen, die vor rund 70 000 bis 20 000 Jahren eine riesige Fläche besiedelten, die sich von der atlantischen Küste im Westen über ganz Mitteleuropa bis in die ukrainischen Steppen und noch weiter nach Osten erstreckte.
Austin, Debra (pseudonym for Debra Grubb). 2009. Daughter of Kura. 320 pp. Touchstone. ISBN: 1439112665. (2010)

"At first, Snap was aware of a few background noises -- a baby cried, the fire crackled, one of the older children laughed. Eventually, the other sounds disappeared, and she heard only the ancient rhythm of the drums, the dancers' voices, and the sounds of her own feet as they beat a path to an unclear future."
On the parched African earth more than half a million years ago sits the village of Kura, a matriarchal society of Homo erectus. Snap -- a young, passionate woman of Kura -- is destined to lead her people, and this year she must select a mate for the first time. Will she choose someone different each year, or will she find one mate she wants to pick over and over again, like her mother, Whistle, the next leader of Kura? As the Bonding ceremony approaches, Snap's future remains unknown. But Whistle, when her mate doesn't return, chooses a stranger with ideas far more dangerous than the lions that kill with a single slash.
When Snap challenges the stranger's growing power one too many times, she is brutally cast out to survive or perish. Abandoned and alone, she risks her life -- and the future of her people -- to stand up against an unthinkable evil. Unknown to her, the same danger threatens other villages as well. Soon, Snap and a new band of outcasts will face a force more terrifying -- and deadly -- than any of Africa's natural threats.

_____. 2010. La Hija de la Tribu. Spanish. translated from the English. (The Daughter of the Tribe). 336 pp. Ediciones B. ISBN: 8466643346 (978-8466643344).

En el arido suelo africano, hace mas de medio millon de anos, se asienta la tribu de los Kura, una sociedad matriarcal de homo erectus. Snap -una joven y apasionada mujer de la tribu-esta destinada a liderar a su gente, y este ano debera elegir un companero por primera vez. ¿Elegira a alguien diferente cada ano, o preferira un macho con quien aparearse siempre, como hizo su madre, Whistle, la proxima lider de la tribu? A medida que se acerca la ceremonia del Enlace, el futuro de Snap permanece incierto. Pero Whistle, al ver que su companero no regresa, elegira a un extranjero con ideas mucho mas peligrosas que los leones que matan de un solo zarpazo Cuando Snap reta el poder del extranjero, es expulsada violentamente de la tribu. Abandonada a su suerte, arriesgara su vida -y el futuro de su gente-para enfrentarse a un mal inconcebible. Sin que ella lo sepa ese mismo peligro amenaza a otras tribus. Pronto, Snap y su nueva banda de desterrados se enfrentaran a una fuerza mas terrorifica y mortal que cualquiera de las amenaza natural que Africa haya visto hasta entonces. Tan imaginativa como verosimil, La hija de la tribu da vida a un tiempo ancestral y salvaje. Austin ha creado un personaje inolvidable en la piel de esta heroina indomita que alcanzara la madurez en un apasionante historia de valentia, lealtad y pasion.
Austin, F(rederick) Britten [1885-1941]. 1927. When Mankind was Young. 282 pp. first, New York. Doubleday, Page & Co. ISBN: 0836935683. (Short Story Index Reprint Series - Ayer Co.) ´
A series of stories from cave men to the Vikings... Contents: The taming of the brute; Where Paris is; In the days of the mammoth An idyll of the Neolithic In the land of Osiris; The covered wagon --2, 000 B.C.; Midsummer at Stonehenge; Ariadne; Rome begins; A saga of the Vikings. Ten short historical fictions with various settings and periods, including Neolithic Europe, pharaonic Egypt, druidic Stonehenge, classical Greece, republican Rome.

_____. 1930. Tomorrow. illustrated by William Kermode. xi, 395 pp. London. Eyre & Spottiswoode.´
12 Studies summarising the social progress of mankind from remote beginnings until today.
"...The story Isis of the Stone Age effectively dramatizes the 'accidental' discovery of agricultrue by placing it in a plausible human context." Nicholas Ruddick, The Fire in the Stone

Azéma, Marc. 2015. La caverne du Pont d'Arc. French. illustrated by Gilles Tosello. 68 pp. Impression : quadri - Façonnage : dos carré, cousu-collé (2015), Passé Simple édition. ISBN: 979-1095077008.
Bande dessinée en français et en anglais L'album BD « La Caverne du Pont d'Arc » (tome 1) est un événement. Fruit de la collaboration entre deux artistes également archéologues, Marc Azéma et Gilles Tosello, cet album a pour toile de fond un des sites préhistoriques les plus précieux et les plus inaccessibles au monde : la célèbre grotte Chauvet-Pont d'Arc en Ardèche. Les premières chroniques de cet album vous entrainent 36 000 ans avant notre époque, un temps où nos ancêtres les Aurignaciens dominent l'Ancien Monde. Ils ont dessiné sur les parois des cavernes, notamment celle de Chauvet-Pont d'Arc. Grâce aux auteurs, vous aurez le privilège de parcourir ses obscures galeries et percer le mystère de La Caverne du Pont d'Arc au terme d'une trilogie dont cet album constitue le premier volet. Ils vous garantissent un voyage peuplé d'action et de rebondissements, où le fantastique est fréquemment invité. L'action grandira avec l'âge des principaux protagonistes, en particulier l'héroïne. Ce premier album regroupe deux chroniques de déroulant à quelques années de distance dans le canyon de l'Ardèche, alors balayé par des vents glacés et peuplés d'un bestiaire aujourd'hui disparu... Dans « Le Géant pétrifié », nous découvrons le clan de la Caverne du Pont d'Arc. Ces chasseurs vivent paisiblement sur ce territoire depuis plusieurs générations. Ce jour d'automne d'il y a 36 000 ans, un événement terrible survient : un être gigantesque veut anéantir leur campement... Dans « Bouche d'ombre », le récit se concentre sur une jeune aurignacienne qui a entendu le récit des précédentes chroniques de la bouche de son grand père, lorsqu'elle était enfant. En compagnie de son fidèle compagnon, un loup domestiqué, elle va tenter d'explorer une caverne située dans la falaise dominant son campement... Un cahier de six pages complètera les chroniques en images permettant de présenter les sources du récit.

A B -  C D E -  F G H I -  J K L M -  N O P R -  S T U V W Y Z   Top   Indexes   Home



Bacchelli, Riccardo [1891-1985]. 1980. In grotta e in valle. Romanzo preistorico ; Date : di tempo, more, poesia : liriche. Italian. (In cave and in valley). 140 pp. 21 cm, Varia classic, Milano. A. Mondadori.

Badel, Ronan [1972-]. 2005. Petit Sapiens, Tome 1 : La vie de famille. French. illustrated by Laetitia Gendre. 44 pp. Onomatopée, Lito (29 août 2005). ISBN: 978-2244497150.
C est la préhistoire. Une famille d'homo sapiens quitte la plaine en quête d un nouveau territoire plus hospitalier. Petit Sapiens, le cadet du clan, nous raconte son quotidien : la chasse avec papa, le chef du clan, la cueillette avec maman, les jeux avec sa soeur, les veillées avec pépé, et mémé qui n arrête pas de se perdre... Petit Sapiens est le témoin de sa famille qui s'est sédentarisée. Avec son regard d'enfant et poussé par sa curiosité, il s'imprègne de son environnement. Un portrait de famille, brossé en 4 histoires, avec tendresse, humour et justesse. Ronan Badel nous présente à travers le personnage de Petit Sapiens toute une famille préhistorique aux préoccupations étonnamment contemporaines.

_____. 2006. Petit Sapiens, Tome 2 : Derrière la montagne. French. illustrated by Mauro Mazzari. 48 pp. Onomatopée, Lito (1 octobre 2006). ISBN: 978-2244497167.

C'est la préhistoire. Petit Sapiens préfère toujours peindre les mammouths plutôt que les chasser. Au grand désespoir de son père, il se lie d amitié avec un petit de la tribu des prognathes. Petit Sapiens se fait appeler Tirex et le petit prognathe se baptise Tigror. Un matin, à l'insu de leurs aînés, ils décident de partir à l'aventure : ils franchissent la limite connue de leur territoire et vont derrière la montagne qui ressemble à Pépé de profil. Leur but ? Capturer un Australopithèque dont Pépé parle si souvent pendant les veillées. C'est une forêt tropicale qu ils découvrent derrière la montagne, habitée par d étranges créatures. Alors qu ils pensent avoir découvert le fameux monstre, ils rencontrent en fait une famille de gorilles... De retour sur leur territoire, Tigror est invité à dîner par la famille de Tirex : la rencontre s annonce aussi « musclée » qu'avec les gorilles de la forêt. Ronan Badel nous présente, à travers le personnage de Petit Sapiens, toute une famille préhistorique aux préoccupations étonnamment contemporaines.

_____. 2008. Petit Sapiens, Tome 3 : Une tête bien faite. French. illustrated by Mauro Mazzari. 48 pp. BANDE DESSINEE, Lito (1 juillet 2008). ISBN: 978-2244497211.

C est la préhistoire. Petit Sapiens, au grand désespoir de son père, est plus que jamais copain avec Tigror, le petit prognathe. Pourtant, une fois n'est pas coutume, la famille Sapiens décide de tenter de nouer des relations amicales avec la famille prognathe. Mais, lors du dîner entre voisins, rien ne se passe comme prévu et les paternels des deux clans se lancent un défi : capturer un mammouth pour assurer le prochain repas entre voisins ! Commence alors une chasse au mammouth plutôt chaotique... Laissant les adultes à leur construction de pièges, petit Sapiens et Tigror le prognathe partent pour une leçon de natation qui se transformera en lutte acharnée avec le fleuve pour se terminer par une rencontre émouvante entre petit Sapiens et le chef des mammouths. Petit Sapiens découvre l'amitié, la peur mais aussi Lune, une petite Sapiens, à qui il pense pour chasser ses mauvais rêves et ça marche !!!

_____. 2011. Petit Sapiens, Tome 4 : Mademoiselle Lune - Dès 7 ans. French. illustrated by Mauro Mazzari. 48 pp. BANDE DESSINEE, Lito (2 janvier 2011). ISBN: 978-2244497259.

C'est la préhistoire. Petit Sapiens, du haut d'un arbre, a cru apercevoir deux yeux malicieux qui le regardaient ! Ah, l'amour ! À moins que ce ne soit que le reflet du soleil... ? Petit Sapiens se lance alors à la quête de ces deux petits yeux et parfait son apprentissage de l'amour auprès de son pépé : comment pépé a-t-il fait pour rencontrer mémé ? - un vrai mystère ! - et auprès de son copain le mammouth ! Survient alors l incroyable : LA rencontre. Car ces petits yeux appartiennent à une certaine Sapiens prénommée Lune... qui non seulement est ma-gni-fi-que mais qui en plus sait nager. Commence alors une série de leçons de natation, où Petit Sapiens va particulièrement faire parler de lui... Heureusement le destin est là et la famille de Lune, qui s'installe à côté des Sapiens, organise la fête des voisins qui plonge maman Sapiens dans une hystérie proche de notre époque et papa Sapiens dans une contrariété proche de la jalousie préhistorique. Mais c est l'attaque d un troupeau de bisons qui aura raison de ce repas et qui en dévastant tout sur son passage permettra à Petit Sapiens de se réfugier dans les bras de la jolie Lune, à moins que ce ne soit que le reflet du soleil...
Baird, Mark. 2009. The Cave Man. (Volume 1). 120 pp. CreateSpace (March 11, 2009). ISBN: 1441445420 (978-1441445421).
Set over 200,000 years ago, when our ancestors Homo heidelbergensis walked the Earth, this is a story of human emotion. We follow in the footsteps of one caveman, sharing his triumphs and failures as he struggles to find his place in the brutal society of the tribe. Through many light and dark times we watch him progress from a solitary figure ultimately to the leader of the largest tribe ever seen. But there is something hiding in the background, lurking just beyond reach... it creeps up on his tribe members as they sleep, slowly destroying everything he has managed to build up. Discover the life of these creatures through the eyes of one of their own and realise that they were not that different to us...

_____. 2009. The Cave Woman. (Volume 1). 112 pp. CreateSpace (March 11, 2009). ISBN: 1441446826 (978-1441446824).

The story continues with the cave woman, who suddenly finds herself making life or death decisions. Becoming a tribe leader means getting everything she wants... but not being able to get the one thing she needs.
Baizeau, Henri-Paul. 1990 (?). "Les Robinsons de l'abîme" de Julien Mauvrac. French. (Julien Mauvrac's "Les Robinsons de l'abîme"). in: Bulletin des Amateurs d'Anticipation Ancienne. complete article.
Ballinger, Erich [1943-]. 1998. Der Gletschermann: Ein Steinzeitkrimi. German. (The Glacier Man: A Stone Age Mystery). 178 pp. 3/98, Ueberreuter Carl. ISBN: 3401023527 (978-3401023526). (2005 Arena 3/05, 205pp)


Unterwegs ins Land der Hohen Sonne findet Bal-Bes Unterschlupf bei Menschen vom Stamm Tau-Tau. Doch eines Tages ist die alte Zauberin tot. Jemand hat sie ermordet. Bal-Bes weiß, dass alle ihn, den Fremden, für den Mörder halten. Ihm bleibt nur die Flucht über die Großen Berge - und über Os, das ewige Eis. Os mit ihren kalten Tücken, mit ihren verborgenen Gletscherspalten wartet auf Opfer.Eine packende Geschichte um den wohl sensationellsten archäologischen Fund unserer Zeit: den 5000 Jahre alten Gletschertoten vom Hauslabjoch.

_____. 2004. La Horde des glaciers. French. translated from the German Der Gletschermann: Ein Steinzeitkrimi by Alexis Lemoine. illustrated by Eric Helliot. 174 pp. Milan poche Histoire 3/17/04, Milan. ISBN: 274590969X (978-2745909695).

A l'époque néolithique la tribu des Kanouk accueille Bal-Bes, un solitaire de passage. Très vite, il se lie d'amitié avc Akta et Brak, mais Mouire, la Grande Magicienne qui veille sur les vivants et sur les morts de la tribu, est assassinée. Pour tous, c'est certain, Bal-Bes est coupable. Le voilà traqué par ses anciens compagnons, obligé de fuir dans les Hautes Montagnes, avec contre lui également Laâs et Oork, déesses de la glace et de la neige. Parviendra-t-il à surmonter tous ces dangers et à survivre ?

_____. 2000. Der Höhlenmaler. German. (The Cave Painting). 204 pp. Wien. Ueberreuter. ISBN: 3800026252.

Die abenteuerliche Geschichte von Dreibein, der bei einem alten Schamanen die Kunst der Höhlenmalerei erlernt. Ein Roman über die Anfänge der Malerei - und vom faszinierenden Leben der Steinzeitmenschen.

_____. 2002. La Guerre des cavernes. French. translated from the German Der Höhlenmaler. (The War of the Caves). 250 pp. poche, Milan Jeunesse. ISBN: 2745906747.

... il réussit parfaitement à reconstituer, de façon plausible et passionnante, la vie des hommes sapiens en centrant l'action autour de quelques personnages forts et d'une thématique : la peinture rupestre. Les jeunes lecteurs découvrent ainsi les techniques et les fonctions de cet art majeur de la préhistoire : les images ont une fonction rituelle, elles servent à rétablir l'équilibre du monde lorsque les hommes tuent des bêtes pour se nourrir et se vêtir ; elles protègent aussi la tribu en lui garantissant bonne chasse et subsistance. Mais le récit n'a rien de didactique : la fiction, finement construite et pleine de rebondissements, a sa logique propre et mêle la quête initiatique et l'enquête policière.
Bandelier, Adolf Francis Alphonse [1840-1914]. 1890. The Delight Makers: A novel of prehistoric Pueblo Indians. (2nd ed., intro. by Charles F. Lummis, New York: Dodd, Mead, 1918). iv, 490 pp. 20 cm, New York. Dodd, Mead and Company. ISBN: 0156252643. (1971 HBJ edition, new introduction by Stefan Jovanovich) *
Unique in nineteenth-century American literature for its blend of historical romance and scientific observation, The Delight Makers provides in fictional form an invaluable reconstruction of prehistoric Indian culture of the Southwest. Written by an archaeologist who had spent eight years among the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, it tells the story of the ancestors of the modern Pueblos, the Queres, who are dominated by a powerful secret society called the Koshare or "Delight Makers." Rivalry between clans and a conspiracy to accuse a woman of sorcery touch off war with a neighboring tribe, the Tehuas, and lead to the destruction of the Queres settlement.
Barbeau, Philippe. 2008. Les enquêteurs du Net : Attaques à Lascaux. French. illustrated by Jérôme Brasseur. 92 pp. Hatier poche, Hatier (14 mars 2008). ISBN: 978-2218753237.
La grotte de Lascaux, environ 16 000 ans avant J.-C. Sara et Fabio suivent de jeunes Magdaléniens à la chasse aux rennes lorsqu'ils se retrouvent nez à nez avec un ours affamé. Pendant ce temps, des hommes d'une autre tribu rôdent autour du campement. Sara et Fabio vont-ils savoir faire face à toutes les attaques ?
Barbusse, Henri [1874-1935]. 1925. Les enchaînements. French. (Chains). (prehistoric parts). 282, 296 pp. 19 cm, 2 vols., Paris. Ernest Flammarion.´

_____. 1925 (1925). Chains. translated from the French Les enchaînements by Stephen Haden Guest. First UK, London. Cape. (First US: International Publishers, NY, 1929 [1925?], 2 vols.) ´

_____. 1926 (1925). Die Kette. Visionärer Roman. German. translated from the French Les enchaînements by Anna Nussbaum. 2 Bde. in 1 Bd. 505 pp. Berlin. Neuer Dt. Vlg.´

Barjavel, René [1911-1985]. 1968. La nuit des temps. French. Paris. Presses de la Cité. ISBN: 2266023039. (1989: Pocket N° 812, 380pp ISBN: 2266023039; 1995 in: Romans extraordinaires, PDLC, ISBN : 2258041066; 1999: Pocket Jeunesse (Romans Contes) n° 19, 393pp, ISBN: 2266093312)

Dans un grand paysage polaire aux teintes pastel s'agitent des taches de couleurs vives, ce sont les membres d'une mission des Expéditions Polaires françaises qui font un relevé du relief sous glaciaire...

more... and see:
René Barjavel: Vie et Oeuvre

_____. 1970 (1970). The Ice People. translated from the French La nuit des temps by Charles Lam Markmann. 205 pp. 22 cm, London. Hart Davis. (William Morrow, NY 1971; Pyramid pbk, 1973)

The story begins with an astounding discovery, a golden sphere buried deep in the Antarctic ice. Encapsulated in the sphere are the naked bodies of a man and a beautiful young woman, survivors of a civilization that had perished 900,000 years ago.
The world is staggered by the discovery and the United Nations, after a stormy debate, agrees to send an international team of scientists to the Antarctic. Eventually, Elea, the young woman, is awakened from her frozen sleep. The scientists learn that she once lived in an advanced, idyllic civilization that was destroyed in a prehistoric atomic holocaust that only students and scientists desperately tried to prevent.

_____. 1975. La notte dei tempi. Italian. translated from the French La nuit des temps by Paulette Peroni. (4)viii-260(8) pp. 19.5 cm, Cosmo. Classici della fantascienza [18], Milano. Editrice Nord. ISBN: 88-429-0315-9.

Barnes, Steven [1952-]. 2006 (2009). Great Sky Woman. 400 pp. pbk, Del Rey. ISBN: 0345459024.
This prehistorical novel set in Africa introduces readers to the Ibandi, a peaceful tribe living in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, or the Great Sky Mountain. When their lives are interrupted by invasions from a brutal neighboring tribe, it falls to two youngsters, Frog Hopping, the third son of a hunter, and T'Cori, an apprentice herb woman, to climb the Great Sky Mountain and seek help from Father Sky. Barnes does a magnificent job of thoroughly grounding his engaging characters in the practical and mystical details of daily life in ancient Africa. An adventure on a grand scale, this initial installment in a projected two-volume series cleverly sets the stage for further action and will leave readers craving more.
Margaret FlanaganCopyright c American Library Association.

_____. 2009. Shadow Valley. 272 pp. Del Rey. ISBN: 0345459032.

Readers unfamiliar with 2006's Great Sky Woman will struggle a bit with the slow opening of this stand-alone sequel, a fantasy set in Africa around 28,000 B.C., but those who stay the course will find it worth the effort. T'Cori is a young leader of her people, the Ibandi, who look to her and their holy woman Stillshadow to lead them to a new land. During the trek they encounter the bloodthirsty Mk*tk tribe, a rogue Ibandi warrior and primal threats from nature itself. A folktale rhythm proves less than effective at conveying heaps of backstory, but as the characters fill out and the wanderers fight to survive against mounting odds, their tale becomes all at once rugged and elegant in style, a mix of harsh bloodletting with a primeval close-to-the-land beauty.
(May)Copyright c Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
Barnett, Franklin. 1977. Crooked Arrow: A Novel of Southwestern Prehistoric Indians of the 13th Century. 152 pp. 21.3 cm, pbk, Beaumaris Books, 1445 West Alameda Drive, #40, Tempe AZ.*
The story of Ah-ee, mocked as "Crooked Arrow" by the girl who became his bride; his coming of age, learning the ways of a hunter, his life in the pueblos at war and peace, the ways of hunting, fighting, and family, of prehistoric Pueblo Indians...

about the author

Baroja, Ricardo [1871-1953]. 1940. La tribu del halcón. Cuento prehistorico de actualidad y el coleccionista de relámpago. Spanish. (The Falcon Tribe). 265 pp. 19 cm, Zaragoza. Libreria General.

a short adventure romance which tells of strife between two late Palaeolithic tribes....
Baronian, Jean-Baptiste [1942-]. 1985. J.-H. Rosny Aîné, visionnaire et précurseur. introduction to J.-H. Rosny Aîné - Romans Préhistoriques. French. (J.-H. Rosny Aîné, visionary and forerunner). in: J.-H. Rosny Aîné - Romans Préhistoriques, Édition préparée et présentée par Jean-Baptiste Baronian. (J.-H. Rosny the elder : Prehistoric Novels). 720 pp. Bouquins, Paris. Robert Laffont. ISBN: 2-221-04651-X. (1987, 1991)
contents: Vamireh (1892), Eyrimah (18960, La Guerre du feu (1911), Le Félin géant (1920), Helgvor du Fleuve Bleu (1930), Elem d'Asie (1896), Nomaï (1897), Les Xipehuz (1877), La Grande Énigme (1920), Les Hommes Sangliers (1929), Documents, Chronologie, Bibliographie.
Barrett, John R.. 2003. The Salt Trader's Boy; a tale of the new stone age. illustrated by Christine Clerk. 151 pp. UK. Aberdeenshire Council. ISBN: 0946449074.

_____. 2007. The Whitestone Stories: Seven Tales From The Stone Age To The Bronze Age For The Children (and Grown-ups) Of All Ages. 116 pp. UK. iUniverse.com. ISBN: 059542435X.

The Whitestone wraps herself in silence. She watches while the slow centuries slide by. The Whitestone remembers all the peoples of the long long long-ago times. She remembers the gentle hunters of the wildwood during Nature's golden age. She remembers how the first farmers came to fell the forests and sow their fields with golden corn She remembers the neglected gods and nameless kings of the age of gold. In seven magical stories that bring the distant past to life, The Whitestone remembers.
Barringer, D(aniel) Moreau [1900-1962]. 1956. And the Waters Prevailed. illustrated by P.A. Hutchison. 188 pp. 21.5 cm, New York. E.P. Dutton. (4th 1965; 5th 1967; 1972) *
"The theme of this unusual story is an exciting one... the devolopment of abstract thinking and the power to reason in a child of the Stone Age. There is a sweeping, timeless implication in the story of Andor, an undersized boy whose greatest strength was his mind, in a tribe where brutish physical prowess was considered the measure of a man. The setting is wildly majestic... that strip of land which is believed to have formed a bridge between Europe and Africa... that plain which is now inundated by the Mediterranean Sea. Andor's story is one which will fire the imagination and haunt the dreams of all who read it." more...
Barrus, Emery. 1995. Legacy of a Hunter: a novel. 253 pp. 21.5 cm, pbk, P.O. Box 1525, Santa Barbara, CA 93102. Fithian Press. ISBN: 0931832888.*
Travel to southwestern France, and you may visit La Grotte de Lascaux. You will marvel at the realistic and sensitive murals depicting the lives of the noble and intelligent people who lived there seventeen thousand years ago. Your mind will travel back in time, seventeen thousand years, and you may meet a man named Orin ....
Bate, Norman. 1963. When Cave Men Painted. illustrated by Norman Bate. [48] pp. 24 cm, New York. Scribner.*

In the cave of Lascaux in the south of France the wall paintings of prehistoric man may still be seen. They are an important key to our understanding of times long ago – when men lived in caves and believed in the power of magic.
Here is the story of one particular cave painting. It tells of a fierce wild animal that struck terror into the hearts of the hunters – and how a boy and an old man used paints and brushes and tribal magic to make the hunters bold and fearless once again. It is a tense, dramatic work of fiction for young readers. more...
Bato, Joseph [1888-1966]. 1976. The Sorcerer. Edited by Katherine Fair Donnelly. Introduction by John H. Donnelly. b&w drawings. 171 pp. New York. McKay (Random House). ISBN: 067920363X.*
from the dustjacket:
The story of Ao'h, a young boy of the Stone Age. Banished from his tribe, he lives alone in a cave, discovering and making tools, painting, barely surviving. After a difficult and solitary winter, he is discovered by three warriors from a neighboring tribe and abducted by them, to be turned over as an apprentice to the most powerful man in their tribe, the Sorcerer. Ao'h shows a special talent for painting; his depictions of beasts almost never fail to bring about a successful hunt. Before long his power surpasses even that of the old Sorcerer himself. Respected and feared alike, he soon finds that his magical powers have put his very life in danger.
Battut, Eric. 2008. Artéo l'artiste. French. 26 pp. Coup de Coeur, Vilo Jeunesse (16 octobre 2008). ISBN: 978-2719108673.
Au temps des cavernes vivaient Orac le chef, Artéo le petit et leur tribu. Les hommes pourchassaient le gibier et les femmes tendaient les peaux. Mais Artéo, trop jeune pour partir à la chasse, se cachait pour observer les aurochs et les cerfs. Il eut alors une brillante idée : pourquoi ne pas les dessiner sur les parois de sa grotte ?
Baudouy, Michel-Aimé. 1991. Le maître du salon noir. French. illustrated by Nathaële Vogel. 154 pp. Edité par Rageot.
Soleil a affronté l'ours.Il est sorti du combat vaincu, déchiré, défiguré et il ne peut oublier le goût de la défaite. Alors le jeune chasseur se met à peindre et à graver. Sur les parois de la caverne naissent les formes de l'animal redoutable, ébauches d'art. Ce deuxième combat contre l'ours s'avèrera la plus inattendue des vengeances...
Baumann, Anne-Sophie. 2009. A la chasse, Cro-Magnon ! French. illustrated by Crescence Bouvarel. 30 pp. Mondo mino, Tourbillon (22 octobre 2009). ISBN: 978-2848015026.
Le clan des Ours est en émoi : une tente du campement Cro-Magnon a été détruite ! Qui a pu faire ces drôles de traces sur le sol ? Sanso, le fils du chef, et sa cousine Mara mènent l'enquête. Place et déplace les vignettes... et taille des lames de silex, chasse en lançant une sagaie, allume un feu et dessine un bison sur la paroi de la grotte sacrée.
Baumann, Hans [1914-1988]. 1953. Die Höhlen der großen Jäger. German. illustrated by Hans Peter Renner. 107 pp. Ensslin & Laiblin (1953). ISBN: 978-3522118101. (Thienemann; Auflage: 2. (1975), 152pp.)

_____. 1954. The Caves of the Great Hunters. English. translated from the German. 158 pp. Pantheon Books; Revised Edition edition (1954).

_____. 1955. Les cavernes des grands chasseurs. Quatre enfants et un chien découvrent la préhistoire. French. translated from the German by Isabelle Nicole. 42 desseins et une carte dans le texte, 13 illustrations hors texte. Paris. Plon.

_____. 1999. Le Mystère des grottes oubliées. French. translated from the German by Isabelle Nicol. illustrated by Gérard Franquin. 238 pp. Castor poche, Flammarion; Édition : 15e éd (4 janvier 1999). ISBN: 978-2081643666.

new title for "Les cavernes des grands chasseurs".
Baxter, Stephen [1957-]. 1999. Silverhair. Mammoth Trilogy Book I. signed 1st leatherbound limited edition (1175 copies), Norwalk, CT. The Easton Press (First Editions of Science Fiction series). ISBN: 0061020206. (London, Millennium, 1999 1st UK; New York: Harper Prism, 1999. 1st US; Millenium, 1999, 2000 pbk; Eos, NY 2000 pbk)

On an island in the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia, mammoths have survived unnoticed since the last ice age. But now, reduced to a single herd, the gentle giants struggle to survive a warming climate, a dwindling gene pool, and the attentions of humanity. Though intelligent and sapient, the mammoths have no effective defense against a small party of men who've suddenly appeared on their island. Young Silverhair, the herd's future Matriarch, and her mate Lop-ear decide they need new ideas and new thinking to survive. They ask the humans for help, but they respond by shooting Lop-ear and capturing Silverhair. more...

_____. 2000. Longtusk. Mammoth Trilogy Book II. 292 pp. London. Victor Gollancz. ISBN: 0380818981. (New York: Harper Collins, 2001; Millenium 2000, 2001 pbk; Eos 2001 pbk) *

It's sixteen thousand years B.C., and woolly mammoths roam the earth, inhabiting the steppes of Beringia, the land bridge linking Asia and North America. Climactic changes have caused the steppes to recede, but humans, whom the mammoths call Fireheads, pose the greatest threat to their survival. Longtusk, whose coming-of-age story this is, must save the mammoths by spearheading an epic journey. Separated from his family, Longtusk is enslaved by the Fireheads, who make him a beast of burden. But a Dreamer (Neanderthal) woman foretells his future: Longtusk will die, along with the Dreamer who once saved his life and that of the Firehead matriarch, Crocus. more...

_____. 2002. Evolution. 592 pp. hardcover (11/21/02), UK. Gollancz. ISBN: 0575073411 (978-0575073418). (2003, 2004, 2007 - 672pp.)

...explores deep time to dramatise the story of Earth's evolving primates--from tiny shrew-like creatures dodging reptilian predators in the Cretaceous era, to humans of the 21st century and beyond.

_____. 2005. Évolution. French. translated from the English by David Camus et Dominique Haas. 724 pp. Presses de la Cité (7 avril 2005). ISBN: 978-2258063549.

Sur Terre quelque soixante-cinq millions d'années avant notre ère. Alors que les dinosaures règnent en maîtres sur le monde, une petite créature appelée Purga lutte pour survivre.Purga est un purgatorius, l'un des tout premiers mammifères, et l'ancêtre de l'humanité. Elle vit la nuit, et sa principale occupation consiste à trouver de la nourriture pour elle et ses petits. Elle aurait pu poursuivre ainsi son existence, mais la chute d'un météore va tout bouleverser. L'écosystème subit de gigantesques mutations, les dinosaures s'éteignent, et la longue marche vers ce qui, un jour, deviendra l'homme peut commencer... D'ou venons-nous ? Ou allons-nous ? En descendant, branche après branche, l'arbre généalogique de l'humanité, Stephen Baxter tente de restituer de la manière la plus exacte possible, et non sans humour, le quotidien de nos ancêtres, et d'imaginer ce que pourrait être celui de nos descendants, cinq cents millions d'années après notre ère.

_____. 2008. Évolution, Tome 1. French. translated from the English by David Camus et Dominique Haas. 455 pp. Science-fiction / fantasy, Pocket (9 janvier 2008). ISBN: 978-2266169028.

Sur Terre, il y a soixante-cinq millions d'années. Alors que les dinosaures règnent en maîtres sur le monde, un petit mammifère appelé Purga lutte pour survivre. Sa principale occupation est de trouver de la nourriture pour elle et ses petits. Cela aurait pu continuer ainsi pendant plusieurs millions d'années, mais la chute d'un météore va tout bouleverser. L'écosystème subit de grandes mutations, les dinosaures s'éteignent, l'évolution est en marche... La fabuleuse histoire de l'humanité, comme vous ne l'avez jamais lue !

_____. 2008. Évolution, Tome 2. French. translated from the English by David Camus et Dominique Haas. 545 pp. Science-fiction / fantasy, Pocket (9 janvier 2008). ISBN: 978-2266179348.

D'où venons-nous ? Où allons-nous ? En descendant, branche après branche, l'arbre généalogique de l'humanité, les rencontres se succèdent avec nos ancêtres puis avec nos descendants, jusqu'à cinq cent millions d'années après notre ère. Ce voyage à travers le temps conte le quotidien, à un moment donné de l'histoire, d'un individu et des siens, quelque part sur l'un des continents de la planète. Des récits émouvants, parfois drôles et cruels, des instantanés de la vie qui brossent un remarquable tableau de notre destinée.
- Baylor, Byrd [1924-]. 1965. One Small Blue Bead. see: Schweitzer, Byrd Baylor.
Baynes, Pauline [1923-2008]. 1985. How Dog Began. London. Methuen. ISBN: 0805000119 (0416510906). (Henry Holt, New York, first US, 1987 32pp 23x27cm)

Henry Holt edition
Prehistoric cave dwellers take in a wild canine and turn him into the world's first tame dog.
- Bazán, Emilia Pardo [1851-1921]. 1912. En las cavernas. see Pardo Bazán, Emilia.
Béchu, Jean-Pierre. 2014. La Caverne aux Esprits. French. Len (14 octobre 2014). ISBN: 978-2312025223.
Chassée de son territoire par les Têtes Rouges, la tribu de Moah s’engage dans la lutte pour sa survie. Indocile et turbulente, cette communauté va chercher son salut dans la fraternité, le dépassement de soi et la communion avec les forces étranges émanant de la Caverne aux Esprits. Un roman d’aventures où s’imbriquent la violence et la mort, l’amour et le courage. Une épopée préhistorique réservant une large place à la nature et qui introduit le lecteur dans le quotidien, les mentalités et les croyances des hommes et des femmes d’il y a 25 000 ans. L ‘auteur s’est efforcé de respecter au plus près les données actuelles de la préhistoire et de l’ethnologie.
Beck, Christopher [1868-1944] (pseudonym for Thomas Charles Bridges). 1914. The People of the Chasm. illustrated by Thomas Somerfield (8 full-page ill.). 256 pp. London. C. Arthur Pearson.ˆ
Science Fiction, Lost race. Airship travels to a warm polar depression with a Norse colony, apemen, giant insects, and huge moles.
Beecham, John Charles [1873(?)-19??]. 1914. Out of the Miocene - Part I. in: The Popular Magazine, Vol. 33, N°5, Aug. 23 (Sept. 15), 1914, pp 88-107 [12,381 words] (Part I of II). *
"The mind of a modern man travels backward through the aeons and lives again in his progenitor of the Miocene Age. One of the most striking narratives of the caveman days you have ever read." full text

_____. 1914. Out of the Miocene - Part 2. in: The Popular Magazine, Vol. 33, N°6, Sept. 7 (Oct. 1), 1914, pp 141-166, [16,428 words] (Part II of II). *

Aka, formerly Bruce Dayton, somehow now an ape-man in the Miocene, flees with Baba from Gru, the powerful leader of the tribe who appears set on vengeance. They find a group of proto-human cavemen, and stay with them a while, eventually leaving with Klo, their leader. But Klo is killed during the night, and the pair flee once more, protected by Aka's newly invented bow and arrow. They escape from various dangers, and acquire a canoe, from which Baba learns to fish. The come to a lake with sea monsters and escape again, finally confronting Gru when they come across the tribe in the sequoia forest. This time Aka's bow is more than a match for Gru's strength... full text
Begouën, Max [1893-1961]. 1925. Les bisons d'argile. French. (Bisons of clay). 253 pp. Paris. Fayard.´

_____. (1925) 1926. Bison of Clay. translated from the French Les bisons d'argile by Robert Luther Duffus [1888-1972]. 252 pp. 19 cm, New York & London. Longmans, Green and Co. (maroon cloth/grey boards, blue cloth - binding variants) ´*

There is one adventure more enthralling than to come upon a spot of earth where no man ever trod before, and that adventure Max Begouën, the author of "Bison of Clay," has had. When M. Begouën made his way into the sombre recesses of the Tuc d'Audoubert he went where, for at least twenty thousand years, no man had gone. Yet men had been there. He had crossed the veritable trail of a human race and culture long buried in the deep night of time. more...

_____. 1928. Quand le mammouth ressuscita. French. (When the mammoth revives). illustrated by H. Bouché-Leclercq. (Jules Verne award, 2nd place, 1928). cover illus. by Georges Dutriac. 167 pp. Collection Prix Jules Verne, Paris. Hachette. (First publication: in Lecture pour tous April & May 1928, Hachette, ill. by H. Bouché-Leclercq; facsimile, August 1990: Daniel Brula, "Pirates" n° 10, pbk, 21 cm.) ˆ

« Quand le mammouth ressuscita » est une pure Science-Fiction : une équipe de biologistes arrive à ranimer d'abord un mammouth gelé dans les glaces de Sibérie, ensuite des hommes paléolithiques. La seule grande invraisemblance est l'état de conservation dans lequel sont trouvés les sujets!
François Bordes: Science-Fiction et Préhistoire

_____. (1935) 1935. Il mammut ridestato. Italian. translated from the French Quand le mammouth ressuscita by Maria De Dominicis. illustrated by Giuseppe Casolaro (cover). 48 pp. 24.5 cm, I Romanzi dell'Audacia 11, Milano. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore.ˆ

_____. 1946. Tisik et Katé, aventures de deux enfants à l'époque du renne. French. (Tisik and Katé: The adventures of two children in the time of the reindeer). gd in-8°. Diderot.

Behn, Harry [1898-1973]. 1963 (1981). The Faraway Lurs. with a new intro. by Anne R. Izard. Reprint of the ed. published by World Pub. Co., Cleveland. 190 pp. 21 cm, Boston. Gregg Press. ISBN: 0839827229. (London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1964 (as: The Distant Luhrs)) *

The romance of Heather, daughter of Goodshade, chief of the forest village of Oakwood, and Wolf Stone, son of Great Elk, chief of the Sun People, warring tribes in Bronze Age Denmark 3,000 years ago...
Bence, William. 1966. People of the Bison. 186 pp. 21 cm, New York. Duell, Sloan, Pearce.´*

from the dustjacket:
Starving and alone, young Kron, once the picturemaker for his Stone Age tribe, was found by the People of the Bison after the massacre of his clan. Not so advanced, and influenced by the insidious words of Ak-ka, the Bison medicine man, the People mistrusted Kron's strange magic stone drawings. And even when he helped them find desperately needed food, the boy remained an outcast, forbidden to express himself in art.
Benhaïm, André and Michel Lantelme. 2004. Écrivains de la Préhistoire. French. 197 pp. Cribles, Presses Universitaires du Mirail (9 décembre 2004). ISBN: 978-2858167449.
Tout au long du vingtième siècle, les écrivains ont manifesté une véritable fascination pour la préhistoire et les sublimes peintures des grottes ornées. Méditation sur les origines, interrogation sur le rôle de l'art, mise en question de la notion même d'humanité ou de l'idée de progrès, réflexion postmoderne sur notre appréciation de l'Histoire : les cavernes préhistoriques ont servi de chambres de résonance aux grandes questions qui ont traversé le siècle.
Bennet, Robert Ames [1870-1954]. 1901. Thyra. A Romance of the Polar Pit. illustrated by E(rnest) L(eonard) Blumenschein [1874-1960]. 258 pp. New York. Henry Holt. (Microfiche. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Early science fiction novels; Ayer Company Publishers. LC 77-84199 New York, 190, ISBN: 0405109571 illus. $29.95) ˆ

Next to the impenetrable jungles of Africa and South America, the Poles provided the most popular location for lost race adventures around the turn of the century. For many years, THYRA, Bennet's first novel, has remained a true classic in the field, scarce and highly sought-after by collectors, both for its action-packed narrative of strange peoples and fantastic adventures and for the striking illustrations which accompany them. A party of explorers seeking the North Pole commandeer a stray balloon that takes them to a warm sub-surface land which has survived unchanged for millions of years.
more... and at Google Books
Séverac, Benoît. 2014. L'Homme-Qui-Dessine. French. 211 pp. Hors-Série, Syros Jeunesse (16 janvier 2014). ISBN: 978-2748514445.
L'Homme-qui-dessine a été chargé par les siens de parcourir le monde pour mieux le connaître. Au cours de son voyage, il est fait prisonnier par une tribu d'Hommes-qui-savent dont les membres sont inexplicablement assassinés. L'Homme-qui-dessine a sept nuits, jusqu'à la prochaine lune, pour prouver son innocence...
Bertherat, Marie [1963-]. 2000. L'Animal lumineux. French. (The radiant animal). in: L'Animal lumineux (six histoires de préhistoire) Fleurus, Paris, "Z'azimut" n° 11, ill., ISBN: 2-215-05162-0. ISBN: 2215051620 (978-2215051626).
Faire jaillir le feu de la pointe d'un silex et utiliser son pouvoir pour conquérir sa belle, ressouder le clan menacé par un mystérieux assassin, suivre, le temps d'un rêve, les aventures rocambolesques d'un gars du Choukoutien, affronter le Mage du Soleil noir ou survivre aux attaques de scorpions géants des âges post-historiques... Tout devient possible avec Z'azimut ! Dans ce livre : - Six histoires courtes autour d'une passion, la préhistoire - Six genres pour passer du rire à l'angoisse humour sentiments policier histoire vécue fantastique science-fiction - Des auteurs confirmés qui entraînent le lecteur dans des aventures palpitantes : Patrick Cappelli, Barbara Castello et Pascal Deloche, Mari Bertherat, Emile Desfeux, Isabelle Tepper, Emmanuel Viau.
Bertherat, Marie, Emile Desfeux, Patrick Cappelli, and Pascal Deloche. 2013. Cinq histoires de préhistoire. French. 146 pp. Z'azimut, Fleurus (13 juin 2013). ISBN: 978-2215108108.
Cinq histoires courtes pour découvrir le mystère de " l'animal lumineux tombé du ciel ", utiliser le pouvoir du feu pour conquérir sa belle, ressouder le clan menacé par un mystérieux assassin, suivre les aventures rocambolesques d'un " gars du Choukoutien ", survivre aux attaques de scorpions géants des âges post - historiques... Tout devient possible avec Z'azimut !
Berthet, Élie (Bertrand) [1818-1891]. 1876. Romans préhistoriques: le monde inconnu. French. (Prehistoric stories: the unknown world). illustrated by Ed. YON. 432 pp. Paris. Illustration de Ed. YON Édouard DENTU, 1876. (& 1885 as Paris avant l'histoire) ´

_____. 1879. The Pre-Historic World. translated from the French Romans préhistoriques: le monde inconnu by Mary J. Safford. 6 plates. 310 pp. Philadelphia. Porter & Coates. (John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia [no plates]) ´*

THERE is an epoch in the life of humanity which, as its name indicates, could have no history; it is that long period of ages which elapsed between the moment when man first appeared on earth and the time when oral tradition and writing began to establish the acts of his existence.
more... and... a book review from 1880.

_____. 1883. Un rêve. French. (A Dream: Prehistoric Man). in: La Nouvelle Revue, XX, 26, 399-414, February 1, 1883. Paris.*

_____. 1885 (nd). Paris avant l'histoire. Un rêve. Les Parisiens à l'âge de la pierre. La cité lacustre. La fondation de Paris. French. (Prehistoric Paris. A Dream: Parisians of the Stone Age. The lakeside village...). illustrated by F. Bourdin, C. Bellenger, et al.. ("Paris avant l'histoire" = "Un rêve" + "Le Monde inconnu"). 352 pp. 24.5 cm, Paris. Boivin. (Librairie Furne, Jouvet & Cie. Les Ardents éditeurs (2007)) ´*

[full text online here

Berthoud, Samuel-Henri [1804-1891]. ca. 1865. L'Homme depuis cinq mille ans. French. (Man since 5,000 years ago). illustrated by Yan' Dargent [Jean Edouard Dargent (1824-1899)]. Chapter IV: Les premiers habitants de Paris [The first inhabitants of Paris]. 546 [1] pp. Paris. Garnier Frères. (1876. Nouvelle Édition revue et augmentée par l'Auteur, 551 [4] pp) ´*

After having traced incidents of paleontological excavations in his Adventures of the Bones of a Giant, Samuel-Henri Berthoud produced, in 1865, in Chapter IV of Man since 5,000 years ago, one of the earliest prehistoric narratives in literature, entitled The First Inhabitants of Paris. —Éric Lysøe
Bessette, Gérard [1920-2005]. 1977. Les Anthropoïdes. French. (The Anthropoids). 297 pp. 23 cm, Montreal. Les Éditions La Presse, Saint-Léonard: distributeur, Nouvelles messageries int'l.´
Dans les temps préhistoriques, la horde anthropoïde des Kalahoumes vit à la limite de la mer-de-sable. Guito, jeune mâle, subit la phase finale de l'initiation, qui fera de lui le «paroleur» de la horde. Il répète intérieurement sa performance publique, retraçant l'histoire de la horde qui s'éloigne lentement de l'animalité.

In prehistoric times, the anthropoid horde of Kalahoumes lives on the edge of the sea-of-sand. Guito, a young male, is undergoing the final phase of his initiation, which will make him the horde's "story-teller". He goes over his public performance in his mind, tracing the history of the horde's slow journey up from animality.

Bierbower, Austin [1844-1913]. 1894. From Monkey to Man, or Society in the Tertiary Age: A Story of the Missing Link showing the First Steps in Industry... 231 pp. Chicago. Dibble Pub. Co. (reprint: Chicago, Ingersoll, Beacon. Co., 1906) ´
"suggests the Ice Age as the effective cause of the Missing Link's expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and struggles with snakes as the basis for the symbol of the serpent as Evil." [JC, ESF]
Bishop, Michael [1945-]. 1982. No Enemy but Time: A Novel. 397 pp. 22 cm, New York. Timescape (Simon & Schuster). ISBN: 0553281879 (0671835769, 0671449737). (Bantam Spectra, 1989) *

"...won a NEBULA, intensified the movement of [Bishop's] imagination to a local habitat, and for the first time introduced a protagonist of sufficient racial (and mental) complexity to carry a story line immured in the particular and haunted by the exotic. In this case, dogged by dreams of the Pleistocene, the new protagonist -- who is not dissimilar to the Habiline who later featured in the less successful and overextended tale of Atlanta and Haiti, Ancient of Days-- is enlisted into a time-travel project, returns to the Africa of his vision, fathers a child in the dawn of time, and returns with her to the battering world." John Clute, ESF.

When I was a youngster, I read London's Before Adam and Crump's "Og" books. I've been enthralled ever since by tales of pre-Homo sapiens. No Enemy But Time is the best fictional re-creation of these I've come across. It makes a glowing reality of the dry bones of this field. -Philip Jose Farmer

_____. 1984. Il tempo è il solo nemico. Italian. translated from the English No Enemy But Time by Roberta Rambelli. illustrated by Giorgio Turino (cover). (2)iv-346 pp. 19.5 cm, SF Narrativa d'Anticipazione 43, Milano. Editrice Nord. ISBN: 88-429-0648-4.

_____. 1983. Her Habiline Husband. in: Universe #13, 1983. 1983 Nebula nominee.

_____. 1987. Marito Habilis. Italian. translated from the English Her Habiline Husband by Stefano Carducci. in: Nova SF a. III (XXI) n. 12 (54), p.185. illustrated by Virgil Finlay. 272 pp. 20.4 cm. Bologna. Perseo Libri.

_____. 1985. Ancient of Days. Expansion of the novella "Her Habiline Husband," a 1983 Nebula nominee. 354 pp. 24 cm, New York. Arbor House. ISBN: 0812531973 (087795724X alk. paper).*

The story of a prehistoric man found wandering in a Georgia orchard, whose honesty and deep spirituality bring him into conflict with the modern world. "Adam is a hairy, 4 1/2 foot tall gargoyle with an underslung jaw, curling lip and beady black eyes. The last surviving example of Homo habilis, an African protohuman species believed extinct for 2,000,000 years. Adam is found, naked and trembling, in a pecan grove in Beulah Fork, Georgia. Adam is an artist, a poet, relentlessly literate, and determined to resolve theological conflicts surrounding the metaphysical essence of the immortal soul. But Adam is in love with a human woman. Society isn't ready for that..."

Review by Steven H. Silver

Bitter, Maurice. 1982. Les Robinsons du temps dans la préhistoire. French. (The Robinsons of Time in Prehistory). illustrated by Alain Trebern. 210 pp. LF roman, La Farandole (11 février 1982). ISBN: 2-7047-0268-3 (978-2704702688).
Ils sont quatre. Quatre lycééns aimant le cinéma, la pop et la vie au grand air. Ils partent faire du camping mais ne savent pas qu'ils ont installé leur tente sur le terrain d'un inventeur. C'est là que tout bascule... et le temps avec. Les Robinsons se retrouvent ainsi dans la préhistoire où ils doivent affronter un monde sauvage. Ils y rencontrent aussi d'autres êtres humains, si proches, si lointans...
Blue Wolf (pseudonym for Robert Scott). 1921 (1910?). Dwifa's Curse. A Tale of the Stone Age. 253, [4] pp. London. Robert Scott, Roxburghe House, 7 Paternoster Row, E.C.´*

Tharg of the Bison Clan, young and strong, is out hunting. Having killed a stag without a weapon, by breaking its neck, he is resting on the dead animal when he is attacked by Dwifa of the Beaver Clan. Avoiding Dwifa's spear, Tharg chases him, managing to wound him with a stone when Dwifa escapes across a river. Returning for his stag, Tharg finds it stolen, and tracks it to the camp of a tribe of strangers, the Clan of the Wolf...


Blunck, Hans Friedrich [1888-1961]. 1926. Kampf der Gestirne. German. (Fight of the stars). 273 pp. Jena. Diederichs.´

_____. 1926. Streit mit den Göttern. German. (Dispute with the Gods). 283 pp. Jena. Diederichs.´

_____. 1933. Gewalt über das Feuer. Die Urvätersaga. Romantrilogie (The Ancients trilogy). German. (Fight over fire). 363 pp. Jena. Diederichs.´

_____. 1933. Rechtfertigung vor Freunden. Die Urvätersaga. Romantrilogie (The Ancients trilogy). German. (Justification before friends). 401 pp. Berlin. Buchgemeinschaft. (and: Hamburg, Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, 1937, 419p) ´

_____. 1934. Werdendes Volk. German. (Becoming Man). 563 pp. Munich. Langen/Müller.´

Bogoras, Waldemar [1865-1936]. 1927. Zhertvy drakona. Russian. 254 pp. Leningrad. Soykin.´

_____. (1929) 1929. Sons of the Mammoth. translated from the Russian Zhertvy drakona by Stephen Graham. 3 l., 254 pp. 20 cm, New York. Cosmopolitan Book Corporation.´*

From the dustjacket:
In the days when the world was young, Yarry, a member of the tribe that held itself to be descended from the mammoth, profaned against the tribal mysteries and was driven out to the primeval wilderness, first taking his mate out of the camp of the women.
Boitard, Pierre [1789-1859]. 1861. Etudes antédeluviennes — Paris avant les hommes. L'Homme fossile... French. (Antedeluvian Studies: Paris before Man. Fossil man...). illustrated by Boitard. in-8° broché, ill. published posthumously. 494 pp. Paris. Passard. (Paris avant les hommes, in: Musée des Familles, June 1836, November 1837) ´*

"The first Darwinian narrative, and in it the pre-historical ape-man makes his appearance" (Marc Angenot "Science Fiction in France Before Verne," Science-Fiction Studies no. 14 [Vol. 5, Part 1], March 1978: "probably the first prehistoric novel"

Introduction: "The First Prehistoric Novel"
Chapter 1 - English - French
Final Chapter - English -French

_____. 1840. Viaggio nei Pianeti del Diavolo Zoppo; Geologo ed Astronomo. Racconto fantastico di Boitard. Italian. translated from the French Paris avant les hommes by L.M.. (Voyage to the planet of the Devil Zoppo). Milano. Pirotta E.C.

Paul L. Bauch, of A Swell-Looking Book (a rare book dealer in the Chicago area), has discovered this 1840 Italian translation, predating the 1861 posthumous French edition. It is together in the same volume with Boitard's 1839 "Astronomical Studies" (in the Italian edition, "Travel to the Planets").

more here...

_____. 1865? (nd). Paris avant les hommes: L'univers avant les hommes, L'homme fossile, etc. Histoire naturelle du globe terrestre. illustrée d'après les dessins de l'auteur M. Boitard. French. (Paris before Man: The Universe before man...). illustrated by Boitard. Ouvrage illustré de 37 planches hors texte et de 2 cartes, dont une à 6 volets. 494 pp. Paris. Passard.´
[Full text online]

Bonhomme, M.. 2002. L'âge de raison. French. (The Age of Reason). bande dessinée (broché). 48 pp. 24 cm, Le Cercle Poche, Carabas Eds. ISBN: 291420311X.
A l'échelle de l'humanité, c'est l'âge de l'évolution où le primate, une fois descendu de son arbre, s'est mis à prendre conscience de son état d'être humain et s'est sans doute posé pour la première fois, comme un grand garçon, ces trois fameuses questions : Qui sommes nous ? D'où venons nous ? Où allons nous ? Quel être raisonnable, en pleine possession de sa raison, ne s'est jamais dit que l'humanité avait perdu la raison ? En tout cas, ce n'est certainement pas ce sympathique primate, dont nous allons suivre les aventures, qui nous contredira. A la découverte de l'autre, des autres, du monde extérieur, des sentiments... les galères, les déboires d'une vie quotidienne bien plus redoutable que celle que nous connaissons. Notre primate va parcourir le monde, y découvrir l'amour, la haine, la souffrance et la joie, pour tout nous rapporter... tout nous peindre sur des murs préhistoriques...
Bordes, François [1919-1981]. 1959. Science-Fiction et Préhistoire. French. (Science Fiction and Prehistory). in: Satellite n° 16, April 1959, pp. 173-186, 18cm. see works under pseudonym: Carsac, Francis.
Nouvelles ou romans touchant plus ou moins au lointain passé de l'homme ne sont pas extrêmement abondants dans la production de Science-Fiction, mais existent cependant. Et souvent elles montrent une méconnaissance complète des bases scientifiques de la Préhistoire, et tel « fana » qui hurlerait de douleur et se tordrait d'angoisse à la lecture d'une histoire où la Lune aurait une atmosphère, ou dans laquelle un astronef se déplacerait plus vite que la lumière dans l'espace normal gobera, sans haut-le-cœur, des affirmations non moins invraisemblables, sans s'en rendre compte par exemple que l'homme existe depuis 20 ou 300 millions d'années!
complete text
Borgal, Clément and J.-H. Rosny, [1856-1940]. 1982 (1985). 15 récits de la préhistoire. French. Gautier Languereau (1 janvier 1985). ISBN: 978-2217040734.
Une collection pour la jeunesse sous une présentation soignée destinée à présenter aux nouveaux lecteurs des nouvelles et des extraits d'oeuvres célèbres. Chaque ouvrage prenait un thème souvent aimé des enfants.
Au sommaire :
Les disparus 11 CLÉMENT BORGAL
A l'abreuvoir 25 J.-H. ROSNY AINÉ (La Guerre du Feu)
L'homme à crinière 39 CLÉMENT BORGAL
La lune et les chiens sauvages 53 CLÉMENT BORGAL
Le lion des rocs 67 J.-H. ROSNY AINÉ (Le félin géant)
La poursuite 93 J.-H. ROSNY AINÉ (Le félin géant)
Quand les bisons ne passent plus 107 CLÉMENT BORGAL
Hurlements dans la nuit 121 CLÉMENT BORGAL
Les mystères du grand lac 133 CLÉMENT BORGAL
La Femme des sables 147 CLÉMENT BORGAL
Lendemains d'orage 161 CLÉMENT BORGAL
La colère d'Yggdrah et le cadeau empoisonné 177 CLÉMENT BORGAL
Zlnoka, fils du Soleil 189 CLÉMENT BORGAL
L'île écrasée 203 CLÉMENT BORGAL
Boshes, Samuel. 1960. Agarzen Vahetz. Hebrew. (The Axe and the Arrow). Merhavia. Sifriat Poalim.
A battle between a prehistoric warrior and the tribe's wizard for control of the tribe.
Bosse, Malcolm J(oseph) [1928-]. 1980. Cave Beyond Time. 187 pp. 21 cm, 1st edition, New York. Thomas Y. Crowell. ISBN: 0690040768 (lib. bdg, 069004075X).*
From the site of an archaeological dig in Arizona, fifteen-year-old Ben, recently orphaned, journeys to three different eras of ancient times.
"You—" Ben felt a hand on his arm. "Go!" With a thrill of panic he realized that Throw Far was shoving him first into the blackness. He had not been afraid until now, but without the presence of Throw Far to reassure him, Ben lost his confidence. Even so, he took a step into the pitch-black cave, hands outstretched before him .... He heard his companions following, their feet grinding against the pebbles .... He felt as though he were crawling to the center of the earth, to the core of mystery. And yet the way seemed endless, as if there were no center; no core, but forever the blackness of the tunnel... more...

_____. 1983. Die Traumhöhle. German. translated from the English Cave Beyond Time. pbk, Benziger Verlag.

Boucher, Anthony [1911-1968] (pseudonym for William Anthony Parker White). 1952. The First. in: Fantasy & Science-Fiction, Oct. 1952. (Far and Away. NY: Ballantine, 1954)

_____. 1967. Il primo. Italian. translated from the English The First by Bianca Russo. in: Urania 458, 26 mar 1967 I ROMANZI, p.200. illustrated by Karel Thole (cover). 204 pp. 19 cm. Milano. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore.

Bouchet, Paul. 1943. Les Derniers Atlantes. French. (The Last Atlases). Colbert. (réédité par l'auteur. «la Vie Claire» 1959. Br. In-8° de 240 p. 18.5cm Couverture illustrée par R. Planson)
Cette histoire se situe environ 5000 ans avant notre ère, dans la région comprise entre le Cotentin et la Bretagne. A cette époque la terre avançait davantage dans la mer puisqu'elle englobait les îles Angleo-Normandes. Un premier effondrement avait déjà eu lieu engloutissant l'Atlantide...


Bouchié, Pascale and Etienne Jung. 2012. La véritable histoire de Yéga, l'enfant de la préhistoire qui aimait les chevaux. French. Les romans images doc, Bayard jeunesse (7 mai 2012).
Il y a 30 000 ans, deux groupes humains différents vivent enEurope : Néandertal et Homo sapiens. Mais Néandertal vadisparaître pour des raisons encore mystérieuses. Yéga a 10ans. Un jour de chasse, elle découvre un poulain perdu, dont lamère a été abattue. En cachette, elle l'apprivoise et apprend àle monter. Au cours d'une balade, elle rencontre un jeunegarçon au drôle de visage. Les deux enfants se lient d'amitié...
Bourgoing, Pascale de. 2002. Rok, le petit Cro-magnon. French. illustrated by Claude Lapointe. 28 pp. 21 cm, A travers la fenêtre, Calligram. ISBN: 2884800182 (978-2884800181). (2004)
Une journée avec Rok, le petit Cro-magnon, la découverte de la vie des hommes préhistoriques. Voici une courte fiction pour jeune lecteur sans trop d’aberrations : c’est suffisamment rare pour être souligné. La nature périgourdine paraît certes un peu riante pour une fin de glaciation mais au moins, ici on n’apprivoise pas tous les animaux mais on les tue, on les dépèce et on les mange et tant pis pour les âmes sensibles d’aujourd’hui ! Plus intéressant est l’utilisation du dessin : un petit jeu est proposé en fin d’ouvrage qui invite l’enfant à aller retrouver dans le récit quelques objets emblématiques (épieu, grattoir, aiguille à chas, sagaie etc.).
Bozetto, Roger. 2006. La Préhistoire imaginaire de Rosny aîné. French. in: Otrante n° 19-20 : Rosny aîné et les autres formes. KIMÉ, novembre 2006.

Rosny aîné et les autres formes:
La liaison entre Rosny aîné et Henry Rider Haggard peut sembler étonnante, ou tout du moins ne semblerait-elle justifiée que par une célébration commune : le cent cinquantième anniversaire de leur naissance.
Parallèlement, la liaison de Rosny aîné et Rider Haggard avec le « fantastique » peut sembler curieuse, tant l'horizon de leur production semble marquée par d'autres optiques génériques, que cela soit le récit d'anticipation ou le roman préhistorique pour Rosny aîné, le roman historique et d'aventures pour Rider Haggard.
Pourtant, on retrouve autant chez Rosny aîné que Rider Haggard quelques nouvelles qui font ouvertement appel aux effets de fantastique. Ces textes ne constitueraient-ils que des hapax, des tentatives de maîtriser une technique, sans réel investissement, ce que viendraient confirmer leurs tentatives de lier leurs romans à d'autres étiquettes, qu'il s'agisse de « merveilleux scientifique », de « roman social » ou de « historical romances » ?
Le présent volume d'Otrante entend dès lors décaler la perspective, et les différentes liaisons peuvent prendre tout leur sens.
1 - Arnaud HUFTIER, Rosny aîné : les formes de l'autre, Article
2 - Eric LYSOE, Rosny aîné et le fantastique à pied d'œuvre, Article
3 - Christian CHELEBOURG, Le Monde déréglé de Rosny aîné ou la griserie de l'inconnu, Article
4 - Philippe CLERMONT, Visions d'altérité chez Rosny aîné, Article
5 - Anne GOURDET, Mélange de genres, Article
6 - Daniel FONDANÈCHE, La Force mystérieuse. Une histoire de communication, Article
7 - Daniel COMPÈRE, Moi contre moi : l'assassin surnaturel, Article
8 - Anna SONCINI FRATTA, Diane ou la séduction narcissique échouée, Article
9 - Jean-Pierre PICOT, Amour, lotus, nymphées et nymphéas chez Rosny aîné, Article
10 - Roger BOZZETTO, La Préhistoire imaginaire de Rosny aîné, Article
11 - Laurence SUDRET, Afriques imaginaires chez Jules Verne et Rosny aîné, Article
12 - Lauric GUILLAUD, Les Mondes perdus de Rosny aîné. La régression du sacré, Article
13 - Joseph-Henri ROSNY AÎNÉ, La Fiancée de l'ombre
14 - Joseph-Henri ROSNY AÎNÉ, La Fille bleue
15 - Vincent FERRÉ, De Tristan à Tolkien : Berrin Turin et Aragorn - fonder la comparaison, Article
16 - Charles RIDOUX, Dimension épique du légendaire de Tolkien, Article
17 - Mathieu LOTTIAUX, Terry Pratchett : le guet ou la reconstruction du langage, Article
18 - Nathalie DUFAYET, Les Possibilités d'enchevêtrement chez Philip Pullman, Article
Brékilien, Yann [1920-]. 1998. La princesse des mégalithes. French. (Princess of the Megaliths). Collection "Létavia," 1259-4709, Le Faouët. Liv'éditions. ISBN: 2910781550.
Carnac, au milieu des pierres levées, un peuple pacifique descendant des Atlantes. Il chasse et cultive la terre à l'aide d'ustensiles de pierre polie. Arrivent des envahisseurs qui prétendent asservir les premiers occupants. Les Maîtres des pierres, sages détenteurs de secrets du fond des âges, pourront-ils résister à: la violence des agresseurs bardés de métal ? Les mégalithes les y aideront en nous dévoilant une partie de leurs mystères...

Carnac, the place of the raised stones, a peaceful people descended from the Atlantes. They hunt and cultivate the earth with polished stone tools. But invaders arrive who wish to enslave them. These masters of stone, wise men holding the secrets of the ages, can they resist the violence of the metal-clad aggressors? The megaliths will help unveil a part of their mysteries...

Brennan, J.H.. 1989 (1990). Shiva: An Adventure of the Ice Age. consultant, Joyce Pope. 184 pp. 22 cm, 1st American, New York. J.B. Lippincott. ISBN: 0064403920 (0397324545 lib. bdg.). (London: Collins, 1989) *

11-year-old Cro-Magnon orphan Shiva is rescued from the jaws of a prehistoric wolf by Doban, a Neanderthal boy. As the Cro-Magnon people and the Neanderthals are enemies due to a fight over territory, Doban is immediately locked up in a cage when Shiva brings him to her village. Shiva, being somewhat of an outcast due to her psychic powers, is drawn to Doban. Their friendship becomes the means of stopping a battle between the two clans.

_____. 1991. Shiva Accused: An Adventure of the Ice Age. 275 pp. 22 cm, 1st U.S. edition, New York. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 0060207418 (0060207426 lib. bdg.). (originally UK 1990 as "The Crone") *

from the dustjacket:
There was a body floating in the water.
Slender, outstretched arms had attracted a halo of the thin ice. The body itself faced down, gently bobbing on small ripples stirred by a chill wind from the morning sun.
Shiva watched from her vantage point upon the overhanging rock ....


_____. 1991. Shiva Italian. translated from the English Shiva: An Adventure of the Ice Age by Laura Cangemi. illustrated by Massimiliano Longo (cover). 142 [2] pp. 20.4 cm, Gaia Junior 21, Milano. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. ISBN: 88-04-35252-3.

_____. 1992. Shiva's Challenge: An Adventure of the Ice Age. 209 pp. 22 cm, 1st edition, New York. Harper Collins. ISBN: 0060208252 .*

From the dust-jacket:
Shiva felt her hand move again, driven by an irresistible compulsion. Which bowl? All looked alike. Their contents, dark, fluid, thick and viscous in the firelight, looked alike and smelled alike. Which bowl?
The Ordeal by Poison. Six bowls are placed before Shiva. Five contain poison, one does not.

Jan Brett's homepage is at www.janbrett.com.
Brett, Jan [1949-]. 1988. The First Dog. (Reading level: Ages 4-8). 34 pp. 29 cm, 1st edition, San Diego. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. ISBN: 0152276513 (0152276505). (reprint, 1992) *
Kip the Cave Boy and Paleowolf each face hunger and danger on a journey in Paleolithic times; when they decide to join forces and help one another, Paleowolf becomes the first dog.
Breuil, Henri [1877-1961]. 1949. Beyond the Bounds of History: Scenes from the Old Stone Age. translated from the French by Mary E. Boyle. 11 black & white and 31 colour illustrations. Foreword by Field-Marshal J. C. Smuts. 26 cm, London. P.R. Gawthorn. ISBN: 0404159346 (978-0404159344). (1976 AMS Press 100pp)
"...containing thirty-one Paleolithic episodes illustrated with amateurish, fanciful pencil drawings by the Abbé himself... Nicholas Ruddick, The Fire in the Stone
× Bridges, T(homas) C(harles) [1868-1944]. 1920. Men of the Mist. illustrated by G. Henry Evison. 252 pp. Philadelphia. McKay. (1923, 1928: London: George G. Harrap; 1949: London: Collins) ˆ
Not prehistoric man. Although listed in the Angenot bibliography as a "Lost Race" novel, this was apparently an error. Jim Mackenzie reports that it is a novel with "prehistoric creatures in a remote valley in Alaska/Canada...". Apparently all the T.C. Bridges stories involve prehistoric monsters in some modern setting. His "Martin Crusoe" concerns "two islands in the middle of the Sargasso Sea where descendants of Vikings occupy an island called Lemuria where there are prehistoric creatures in the island lakes..."
Briggs, Raymond [1934-]. 2001. Ug, Boy Genius Of The Stone Age & His Search For Soft Trousers. 36 pp. 30.5 cm, UK. Arrow (Random House). ISBN: 0224047396. (Jonathan Cape (2001), 28pp; Knopf Books for Young Readers 0-375-91611-3 October 2002)
Ug and his parents are living in the Stone Age. And that means stone blankets, stone cold food, an even colder cave and, worst of all, hard stone trousers! Being an inquisitive and intelligent child, Ug suggests a series of modifications to improve the quality of family life. His ideas about heating, cooking, boats, and balls that actually bounce are met with a hostile reaction by his parents who don't know what he's going on about. Even Ug himself is occasionally unsure of the purpose of his inventions - his round stone that rolls down the hill is great, but what is it actually for? With the help of his father, who is slowly coming round to his son's way of thinking, Ug comes tantalisingly close to his ultimate garment goal, only to find that there are some obstacles even a boy genius can't overcome.

_____. 2001. Ug. Le Petit génie de l'âge de pierre. French. translated from the English Ug, Boy Genius Of The Stone Age. 32 pp. Grasset Jeunesse. ISBN: 2246622115.

Vivre à l'âge de pierre n'est pas vraiment très confortable : vêtu d'un short en pierre, jouant au football avec des pierres, dormant dans un lit aux draps de pierre, UG rêve d'un peu de douceur, de chaleur et de confort. Fourmillant de grandes idées, curieux de tout et surtout du futur, ce petit personnage attachant et plein de vie nous est très proche.
Brion, Alain. 1997. Hannibal le petit mammouth. French. (Hannibal the little mammoth). Kaléidoscope.
Brisou-Pellen, Evelyne [1947-]. 2002. De l'autre côté du ciel. French. (From the other side of the sky). Gallimard Jeunesse. ISBN: 2070537293.
Quand Moï et Reuben quittent le Peuple du centre du Monde, ils ignorent tout des dangers qui les attendent. Leur mission : rapporter du bout de la terre le coquillage sacré qui fera de Moï le nouveau chef de sa tribu... Mais dans ce monde des premiers âges, le chemin est long, plein d'inconnu et de pièges qu'il leur faudra déjouer s'ils veulent survivre.
Comment les premiers hommes se représentaient-ils le monde ? Comment ont-ils appris à vivre ensemble ? Le roman d'une initiation, à l'aube des premiers âges, par l'une des spécialistes de la fiction historique pour la jeunesse.

_____. 2008. Comment vivre sept vies sans avoir mal aux pieds. French. illustrated by Catel. 83 pp. Pocket Jeunesse, Pocket (6 novembre 2008). ISBN: 978-2266173889.

7 short stories, 1 prehistoric
Brisson, P.. 1957. La Tribu Du Grand Lac. French. in: Hurrah! ( Nouvelle Série ). Publications Périodiques Modernes.

Brooke, William J.. 1999. A is for Aarrgh! (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 249 pp. 21.5 cm, Harpercollins Juvenile Books. ISBN: 0060233931.*
Long, long ago--even before "once upon a time"--when people lived in caves, and woolly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers roamed the land, communication generally meant a few grunts and a couple of bonk bonks on the head with a big club for emphasis. But what if a young caveboy suddenly began pulling words out of thin air and naming everything in sight? And what if a young cavegirl suddenly took those same words and began weaving them into something magical?
Brown, Eric [1960-]. 1989. Pithecanthropus Blues. in: The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories. 216 pp. Pan Books. ISBN: 0-330-31366-5. (Birmingham: Drunken Dragon Press 1990 Hard Cover. First hardcover edition. 100 numbered copies, aeg, ribbon marker, dw)
Browne, Howard [1908-]. (1942) 1943. Warrior of the Dawn: The Adventures of Tharn. large 8vo. 286 pp. Chicago. Reilly & Lee. (first published in Amazing Stories, Vol. 16, #12, Dec. 1942, pp 8 ff; Jan. 1943) ´*

from the dustjacket by Fridolf Johnson:
Tharn, the leading figure of WARRIOR OF THE DAWN, was a Cro-Magnon, one of the first truly human race of men. He lived a long time ago, perhaps twenty thousand years. Howard Browne has given him only the clothes, equipment, and weapons that he might have had. He is a true prehistoric man, not a freak pulled out of his time by some scientific hocus-pocus in the fourth dimension. more...

_____. (1948) 1956. The Return of Tharn. (First published in Amazing Stories, Oct-Nov-Dec 1948). 253 pp. first edition, Providence, RI. Grandon & Co. Pub.´*

from the dustjacket:
Tharn is a Cro-Magnon — a true man of the dawn age, dating back to the morning of time on this planet. His adventures are decidedly fantastic, leading him through savage jungle to the barbaric kingdom of Ammad, majestic and intriguing in all its forgotten might.more...

Bruchac, Joseph [1942-]. 1993. Dawn Land: a novel. (Abnaki Indians). 317 pp. 22 cm, Golden, CO. Fulcrum Pub. ISBN: 155591134X.*
A compelling first novel by nationally known Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac. An action-packed adventure story spun in authentic native oral tradition, Dawn Land unfolds about ten thousand years ago, in the area now known as New England. A shadow is crossing over the land, and the village's finest son must meet the threat.

_____. 1995. Long River: a novel. sequel to Dawn Land. xiv,298 pp. 22 cm, Golden, CO. Fulcrum Pub. ISBN: 1555912133.

Sequel to Dawn Land. In the rich and authentic tradition of his Abenaki ancestors, Bruchac continues his story of Young Hunter, the finest warrior in the village of the Only People who lived in the Northeast ten thousand years ago. Living with his wife Willow Girl among many human and animal friends, Young Hunter is reminded that the Only People must maintain a balance with nature in order to survive.

_____. 1995. Dog people: native dog stories. illustrated by Murv Jacob. (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 63 pp. 24 cm, Fulcrum Pub. Co. ISBN: 1555912281.

Native Dog Stories, the voice of an Abenaki storyteller takes children back 10,000 years to the days when children and dogs had especially close relationships. In these Native American adventure stories, children and dogs together must use their wits to survive the dangers of the natural world. Young readers will meet muskrat, and his dog, Kwaniwibid, who cannot resist folowing bear tracks deep into the woods. They will find out what happens to Cedar Girl and her dog, Azeban, when they try to outwit a stranger. And then follow Sweetgrass Girl and her dog, Moosis, on their journey to find her lost parents.

_____. 1999. The Waters Between: A Novel of the Dawn Land. (Abnaki Indians). 310 pp. University Press of New England. ISBN: 0874518814 (158465015X pbk). (pbk 291)

The time is ten thousand years ago and the place is the shores of Lake Champlain, a land inhabited by Abenaki communities who hunt, gather, and follow the cycles of their unspoiled natural world in relative harmony. Joseph Bruchac uses this setting not just to spin a compelling adventure yarn but also to re-create the cultural, social, and spiritual systems of these pre-contact Native Americans. In this third novel of his trilogy about the 'people of the dawnland,' the lake they call Petonbowk -- 'the waters between' Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondacks -- holds both sustenance and danger, and Young Hunter is called upon to confront a dual menace. A 'deepseer' or shaman, he must use his full powers first to comprehend the threats and then to defeat them. The lake, it seems, holds a huge water-snake monster that makes it impossible to reap the waters' bountiful harvest of fish and game. And, worse, a tortured outcast, Watches Darkness, has turned against his tribe and is using his deepseer's knowledge to perpetrate horrible acts of senseless evil: he destroys whole villages out of sheer malevolence; he literally eats his victims' hearts to absorb their powers; he kills his own grandmother without remorse.
Buff, Mary and Conrad Buff. 1966. Kemi An Indian boy before the white man came. 90 pp. [Los Angeles]. Ward Ritchie Press.
The story of Kemi, a boy of the Indian Stone Age, is the story of countless boys who once lived in a pleasant land later called California. This book tells of life among the Indians who lived on the California mainland and traded with others who came from the offshore islands hundreds of years before Columbus and before Juan Cabrillo found shelter in a harbor on what is now known as Catalina Island...
Bulliard, Mélanie. 2005. L'enjeu des origines : Les romans préhistoriques de J-H Rosny aîné. French. (The issue of origins: J.-H. Rosny aîné's Prehistoric Novels). 3/1/05, Archipel. ISBN: 2940355010 (978-2940355013).
Bulteau, Yves. 2007. Les Chants de la Lune noire. French. 249 pp. fict grd frt, Seuil (3 mars 2007). ISBN: 978-2020932417.
Une trilogie qui nous plonge aux origines de l'humanité, dans une langue qui rend étonnamment compte des pensées et émotions de ces hommes d'avant les hommes... Il y a deux cent mille ans vivait dans le clan des Roches blanches un garçon qui n'avait pas encore de nom. Les hivers étaient longs et rudes, le froid figeait tout, le gibier se raréfiait. Le garçon était encore l'Enfant, comme tous ses pareils au clan. Il devait gagner son nom, et pour cela, il devait surmonter l'épreuve. Quand le grand jour arriva, il partit seul. De l'autre côté des collines, Fleur Ciel était seule elle aussi, la peur au ventre...

_____. 2007. Les Chants de la Lune noire: Tout au fond de la mémoire du vent. French. 245 pp. fict grd frt, Seuil (1 novembre 2007). ISBN: 978-2020962216.

Une trilogie qui nous plonge aux origines de l'humanité, dans une langue qui rend étonnamment compte des pensées et émotions de ces hommes d'avant les hommes... Feu hurleur et Fleur ciel, séparés du clan des Roches blanches, marchent de longs jours dans le froid. Ils rencontrent des hommes différents, qui vont leur révéler plusieurs secrets. Grâce au plus grand de ces secrets, le feu, jamais plus la vie des hommes debout ne sera ce qu'elle était avant. Daré, le plus jeune des chasseurs de ce clan, s'attache à Fleur ciel. Et dans le cœur de Feu hurleur naît la jalousie...

_____. 2008. Les Chants de la Lune noire: Là où voyagent les feux du ciel. French. 247 pp. fict grd frt, Seuil (1 novembre 2008). ISBN: 978-2020979894.

Une trilogie qui nous plonge aux origines de l'humanité, dans une langue qui rend étonnement compte des pensées et émotions de ces hommes d'avant les hommes... A nouveau seuls face aux périls du monde, Feu hurleur et Fleur ciel cherchent un clan pour survivre. Ils rencontrent alors une tribu de chasseurs à la force jamais vue et s'installent avec eux. Mais le grand froid revient, plus vite que celui d'avant, chassant les troupeaux de bêtes à manger. Il faut partir pour se nourrir et marcher encore, plus loin qu'aucun homme debout n'a jamais voyagé.
Burr, Hanford Montrose [1864-1941]. 1912. Around the Fire: Stories of Beginnings. illustrated by old wood-cuts. 238 pp. 17.5 cm, (yellow paper, brown ink), New York: 124 East 28th Street; London: 47 Paternoster Row, E.C. ©1912 the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCA). (1914, 1921, 1925) *

1. The Fire Spirit
2. The First Potter
3. The First Gang
4. The First Chief
5. The Smoke Way
6. The First Milkman

  7. Rang, the Red Man
  8. Rang of the Thinking Hand
  9. The First Sailor
10. The Garden of Ulma
11. Let, the First Artist
12. Sax, the First Musician

13. The Call of the Great Water
14. The Story of Lup
15. The Wooing of Senna
16. Hun, the Hunter of White Men
17. The Lake Dwellers
18. How Men Found the Great Spirit

_____. 1923. Cave Boys. 200 pp. 19.5 cm, New York, 347 Madison Avenue. Association Press (The International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations). (author of Donald McRea, Around the Fire. etc.) ´*

Seven stone-age stories, including those of boys with "handicaps" who rose to lead their tribes or save the day...

I. Hu, the Healer
II. Ack, the Slinger
III. Eck, the Horseman
IV. Rune, the Questioner
V. Og, the Wizard
VI. Sing, the Story Teller
VII. Pinx, Maker of Pictures

Burroughs, Edgar Rice [1875-1950]. (1913-17) 1925. The Cave Girl. . (first as two serialized novellas in All-Story magazine, Jul-Aug-Sept 1913 (The Cave Girl) and All-Story Weekly 1917: Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, (The Cave Man)). 323 pp. 1st edition, Chicago. A.C. McClurg. ISBN: 0940724014.ˆ*
The adventures of Waldo Smith-Jones, a frail, intellectual, Boston blue-blood youth, swept overboard in a storm to find himself on a tropical island peopled by primitive savages, his love for the beautiful cave-girl Nadara, and his development into Thandar, king of the wild men.

_____. (1913-17) 1994. La fille des cavernes. French. translated from the English The Cave Girl. in: La Tribune des Amis d'Edgar Rice Burroughs n° 19 - 22, 1994/1995. ISBN: 0. (Tribune des Amis d'Edgar Rice Burroughs, pbk, 1996; La femme des cavernes in "Le cycle de Pellucidar / 3", Lefrancq, tr. By Olivier Noerdinger, cover ill. By Pierre Joubert, 1997) ˆ

_____. (1914) 1925. The Eternal Lover. . (orig. published in Frank A. Munsey's All-Story Weekly, Mar. 7, 1914, and as Sweetheart Primeval, in All-Story Cavalier Weekly, 1915: Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13). 316 pp. 1st edition, Chicago. A.C. McClurg. ISBN: 0345378350. (Grosset & Dunlap, 1925, 1926; as The Eternal Savage, Ace, pbk 1963) ´*

While visiting Lord and Lady Greystoke at their African estate, an American girl falls into the most astonishing science-fiction adventure. By a quirk in Time, a white-skinned savage from the Stone Age is thrust forward to modern days long enough to meet her and bring her back to his own world of cave people, saber-tooth tigers, and prehistorical wilderness. This is the story of Nu of the Niocene and Victoria Custer of Nebraska, USA -- two human beings pitted against the world of the primeval past.

_____. (1914) 1992. Le naufragé de la préhistoire. French. translated from the English The Eternal Lover by Jean-Pierre Moumon. illustrated by Eric Vignolles. (also: Le Sauvage Éternel, incomplete translation [first 7 chapters] by Michel Baut, Recto-Verso, Bruxelles, "Ides et Autres", pbk, 21 cm, 64 pp., 1988). Antarès. (Retour à la préhistoire, 1993; L'éternel sauvage - 1° partie in "Le cycle de Pellucidar / 2", Lefrancq, tr. By Martine Blond, cover ill. By Pierre Joubert, 1997) ´

× _____. 1918 (1924). The Land that Time Forgot. (The Land that Time Forgot, The People that Time Forgot, Out of Time's Abyss: 3 vols). 422 pp. 1st edition, Chicago. A.C. McCluirg. ISBN: 0803261543.ˆ*

Not prehistoric man. From the submarine-infested oceans of World War I -- to the primeval jungles of Caspak, where men of today are pitted against the mighty monster-lizards and bestial submen of forgotten ages...

× _____. (1918) 1938. Caspak, monde oublié. French. translated from the English The Land that Time Forgot. in: Robinson. (Temps Futurs, 1982; Lefrancq, in "Le cycle de Pellucidar / 3", 1997) ˆ

Not prehistoric man.

× _____. 1919. Tarzan the Terrible. 305 pp. 1st edition, New York. Grosset and Dunlap.ˆ

Not prehistoric man.

× _____. (1919) 1939. Tarzan le terrible. French. translated from the English Tarzan the Terrible. in: Hop-là. (1941, Hachette, ill. Jacques Souriau; 1994, Hachette, "Bibliothèque Verte"; as Tarzan dans la préhistoire: Edition spéciale, 1970; Néo, 1988) ˆ

Not prehistoric man.

× _____. 1937. Back to the Stone Age. At the Earth's Core (1914), Pellucidar (1915), Tanar of Pellucidar (1930), Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1937), Land of Terror (1944), Savage Pellucidar (1942). 318 pp. 1st edition, E.R. Burroughs, Inc. ISBN: 0345366719. (published in __ magazine, 1935, as "Seven Worlds to Conquer") ˆ*

Not prehistoric man. Five hundred miles beneath the surface of the Earth lies a world of eternal day and endless horizons, in which dinosaurs still roam and cavemen hunt and terrors forgotten in the outer world still survive.

Bush, Timothy. 1995. Grunt!: The Primitive Cave Boy. illustrated by Timothy Bush. col. ill (Reading level: Ages 4-8). 32 pp. 28.7 cm, 1st edition, New York. Crown Pub. ISBN: 0517799677 (trade) 0517799685 (lib. bdg).
Possibly the worst hunter in prehistoric Europe, Grunt is a failure when it comes to providing food for his tribe--but soon he discovers a skill far greater than any weapon. From bears to bison, whatever Grunt draws comes to life. The more he draws, the more the tribe wants. Then one day, the magic disappears. Can the artist save the day with one last drawing? Full color.
Butterworth, Ben. 1973. Trog in Trouble. 32 pp. Methuen Educ. (June 7, 1973). ISBN: 978-0423496703.

_____. 1973. Trog and his axe. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog #1), UK. Methuen Educational Ltd.

_____. 1973. Trog makes a trap. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog #3), UK. Methuen Educational Ltd.

_____. 1973. Grandpa and the horse. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog #5), UK. Methuen Educational Ltd. (1976, Arnold-Wheaton; 1981 (4th); 1990, Nelson pbk.)

_____. 1976. Grandpa the birdman. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK. Arnold-Wheaton (pbk).

_____. 1976 (?). Trog and the fire. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK.

_____. 1977. Grandpa's horse race. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK. Arnold-Wheaton (pbk).

_____. 1993 (3rd). Grandpa plays hide and seek. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK. Nelson Thornes Ltd (July 1993). ISBN: 978-0174100065.

_____. 1981 (4th). Trog and the dog. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK.

_____. 1981 (4th). Grandpa has a swim. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK.

_____. 1983. Trog and the tree house. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. 22 cm, (That Boy Trog), Leeds, UK. Arnold-Wheaton.

A B -  C D E -  F G H I -  J K L M -  N O P R -  S T U V W Y Z   Top   Indexes   Home

Home - Prehistoric Fiction