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Hominids

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Awards

2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Hominids examines two unique species of people. We are one of those species; the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they became the dominant intelligence. The Neanderthal civilization has reached heights of culture and science comparable to our own, but with radically different history, society and philosophy.

Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist, accidentally pierces the barrier between worlds and is transferred to our universe. Almost immediately recognized as a Neanderthal, but only much later as a scientist, he is quarantined and studied, alone and bewildered, a stranger in a strange land. But Ponter is also befriended—by a doctor and a physicist who share his questing intelligence, and especially by Canadian geneticist Mary Vaughan, a woman with whom he develops a special rapport.

Ponters partner, Adikor Huld, finds himself with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around and an explosive murder trial. How can he possibly prove his innocence when he has no idea what actually happened to Ponter?

Robert J. Sawyer is the Nebula Award–winning author of The Terminal Experiment. He lives in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario.

Synopsis:

Hominids examines two unique species of people. We are one of those species; the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they became the dominant intelligence. The Neanderthal civilization has reached heights of culture and science comparable to our own, but with radically different history, society and philosophy.

Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist, accidentally pierces the barrier between worlds and is transferred to our universe. Almost immediately recognized as a Neanderthal, but only much later as a scientist, he is quarantined and studied, alone and bewildered, a stranger in a strange land. But Ponter is also befriended—by a doctor and a physicist who share his questing intelligence, and especially by Canadian geneticist Mary Vaughan, a woman with whom he develops a special rapport.

Ponters partner, Adikor Huld, finds himself with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around and an explosive murder trial. How can he possibly prove his innocence when he has no idea what actually happened to Ponter?

 
Hominids is the winner of the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Synopsis:

Hominids, the first book of the Neanderthal Parallax, is a story of parallel worlds: our own, anti another in which neanderthals, not homo sapiens, became the dominant species. During a risky physics experiment deep in a Canadian mine, a neanderthal physicist, Peter Boddit, is accidentally transferred to our universe, where another experiment is taking place in the same mine. He is captured and studied, alone and bewildered.

Back home, Peter's research partner is left with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around, and a murder trial that he can't possibly win because he doesn't know what happened. When luck, curiosity, imagination and inventiveness combine to save the day, it's not the end at all but a new beginning, with two worlds eager to learn more about what links them and what holds them apart.

About the Author

Robert J. Sawyer is the Nebula Award–winning author of The Terminal Experiment. He lives in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765345004
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples
Subject:
Science Fiction - Alternative History
Subject:
Neanderthals
Subject:
Alternative histories
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Neanderthal Parallax
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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Product details 448 pages Tor Books - English 9780765345004 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Hominids examines two unique species of people. We are one of those species; the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they became the dominant intelligence. The Neanderthal civilization has reached heights of culture and science comparable to our own, but with radically different history, society and philosophy.

Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist, accidentally pierces the barrier between worlds and is transferred to our universe. Almost immediately recognized as a Neanderthal, but only much later as a scientist, he is quarantined and studied, alone and bewildered, a stranger in a strange land. But Ponter is also befriended—by a doctor and a physicist who share his questing intelligence, and especially by Canadian geneticist Mary Vaughan, a woman with whom he develops a special rapport.

Ponters partner, Adikor Huld, finds himself with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around and an explosive murder trial. How can he possibly prove his innocence when he has no idea what actually happened to Ponter?

 
Hominids is the winner of the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

"Synopsis" by , Hominids, the first book of the Neanderthal Parallax, is a story of parallel worlds: our own, anti another in which neanderthals, not homo sapiens, became the dominant species. During a risky physics experiment deep in a Canadian mine, a neanderthal physicist, Peter Boddit, is accidentally transferred to our universe, where another experiment is taking place in the same mine. He is captured and studied, alone and bewildered.

Back home, Peter's research partner is left with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around, and a murder trial that he can't possibly win because he doesn't know what happened. When luck, curiosity, imagination and inventiveness combine to save the day, it's not the end at all but a new beginning, with two worlds eager to learn more about what links them and what holds them apart.

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