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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Humans (Neanderthal Parallax)

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Robert J. Sawyer, the award-winning and bestselling writer, hits the peak of his powers in Humans, the second book of The Neanderthal Parallax, his trilogy about our world and parallel one in which it was the Homo sapiens who died out and the Neanderthals who became the dominant intelligent species. This powerful idea allows Sawyer to examine some of the deeply rooted assumptions of contemporary human civilization dramatically, by confronting us with another civilization, just as morally valid, that has made other choices. In Humans, Neanderthal physicist Ponter Boddit, a character you will never forget, returns to our world and to his relationship with geneticist Mary Vaughan, as cultural exchanges between the two Earths begin.

As we see daily life in another present-day world, radically different from ours, in the course of Sawyer's fast-moving story, we experience the bursts of wonder and enlightenment that are the finest pleasures of science fiction. Humans is one of the best SF novels of the year, and The Neanderthal Parallax is an SF classic in the making.

 
Humans is a 2004 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.

Synopsis:

In this follow-up to "Hominids," Neanderthal physicist Ponder Boddit returns to his relationship with human geneticist Mary Vaughn, as cultural exchanges between the two Earths begin.

About the Author

Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives in Mississauga, Ontario. He was a Hugo Award nominee in 2001 for Calculating God.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765346759
Author:
Sawyer, Robert J.
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples
Subject:
Science Fiction - Alternative History
Subject:
Science Fiction - Series
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
No. 2 of 3
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.84 x 4.28 x 0.975 in

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