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Humans - Robert J. Sawyer
Humans
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765346759 (0765346753)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
Not quite as good as Hominids. It will be interesting to see if the 3rd in this trilogy continues the downward trend, or if Humans just suffers from MOTS. The chief villain is not well thought out. I would not recommend this book to YA readers or younger due to the details provided concerning the...
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Only the good stuff rated it
3.0 Humans (Volume Two of The Neanderthal Parallax)
I like Ponder...his character carries the story. But, the more I think on the Neanderthal world's economics, I don't think it could work that way. The only way humans have such incredible lifestyles and increasing quality of lives is the rapid growth in productive population and productivity per p...
Traveller
Traveller rated it
I found Humans a better read in almost every respect than its predecessor. A more subtle and natural style, yet more action-packed, and also containing even more speculative ideas than the first one.Perhaps, also, I had to some extent become used to Sawyers' far-fetched ideas and scenarios by now. ...
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