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Neanderthal physicist Ponder Boddit, a character you will never forget, returns to our world and to his relationship with geneticist Mary Vaughn, in this sequel to Hominids, winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, as cultural exchanges between the two Earths begin.

Robert J. Sawyer, an award-winning and bestselling writer, hits the peak of his powers in this trilogy about our world and a parallel one in which Neanderthals became the dominant intelligent species. This powerful idea allows Sawyer to examine some of the deep-rooted assumptions of contemporary human civilization, by confronting us with another civilization, just as morally valid, that made other choices. As we see daily life in a present-day world that is radically different from ours, we experience the bursts of wonder and enlightenment that are the finest pleasures of science fiction.

Humans is a 2004 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 30mm | 340.19g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765326337
  • 9780765326331
  • 1,170,274

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"The biggest job of science fiction is to portray the Other. To help us imagine the strange and see the familiar in eerie new ways. Nobody explores this territory more boldly than Robert Sawyer."--David Brin on "Humans ""Hominids is anthropological fiction at its best."-- W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear, "USA Today-bestselling "authors of Raising Abel "A rapidly plotted, anthropologically saturated speculative novel . . . [with] Sawyer-signature wide appeal." "-The Globe & Mail on "Hominids
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About Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is the author of the Neanderthal Parallax series, including the Hugo Award-winning Hominids. He won the Nebula Award for The Terminal Experiment and the Aurora Award for FlashForward, basis for the ABC TV series. He is also the author of the WWW series--Wake, Watch and Wonder--and many other books. He was born in Ottawa and lives in Toronto.
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