'Excellent... intelligent, driven, imaginative, obsessive yet still gracious, one of our best ... Exciting stuff.'
'Ambitious and subtle... She writes elegantly, unsentimentally, expertly... The Ice People works persuasively as science fiction, and is truthful about our emotional lives.'
'Infused with poetic intensity ... this is a gripping fictional realisation of what we fear: the death of civilisation. Maggie Gee achieves her apocalyptic vision without the clank of hardware and intergalactic wars. Her detail is precise and controlled and her beautifully orchestrated whisper of redemption is rooted in eternal myth.'
'An intriguing novel of ideas, fully fleshed out ... Classy science fiction.'
Mail on Sunday
'A remarkable novel... up there with Orwell and Huxley.'
'A gem of a book.'