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Darwinia - Robert Charles Wilson
Darwinia
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In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antedeluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle is an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire.Leaving American now... show more
In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antedeluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle is an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire.Leaving American now ruled by religious fundamentalism, young Guilford Law travels to Darwinia on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine...to a shattering revelation about mankind's destiny in the universe. Darwinia is a 1999 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812566628 (0812566629)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Nancy
Nancy rated it
5.0 Darwinia
An atmospheric and haunting novel that reminded me a little of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot, one of my childhood favorites.
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5.0 Darwinia: A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century
Darwinia proved to be a surprising book. Set on our own Earth, history takes a very odd turn when on an entirely different level of the universe something goes very wrong. Part of the Earth changes, explorers and adventurers head out to investigate, make profits or find a new life for themselves. Da...
veeral
veeral rated it
Regrettably, this book had so much potential but which was never fully exploited, for me at least. The alternative Europe setting promised much excitement and suspense. But that world was never fully realized. I really wanted to know more about "Darwinia" but in retrospect it seems that Robert Charl...
futurista
futurista rated it
3.0 Darwinia
Interesting idea promising adventures in a world where Europe has vanished and turned into an extraterrestrial jungle. Plodding follow-through with silly ghosts, gods, and machines. Depressing, eye-rolling ending with a Frank-Peretti-esqe angels-and-demons type of fight.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
The first half of this, the half that details an exploration of Darwinia, is really good as several other reviewers have pointed out. The last half isn't quite up to level of the first half. It works and fits, but it doesn't quite fit. It's an interesting idea, one that made me poke things, but i...
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