Humans by Robert J. Sawyer


Robert J. Sawyer
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  • ISBN
    9780765346759 / 0765346753
  • Title Humans
  • Author Robert J. Sawyer
  • Category Science Fiction
  • Format
  • Year 2003
  • Pages 352
  • Publisher
    Tor Books
  • Imprint Tor Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 114mm x 178mm x 25mm


In the sequel to Hominids Neanderthal physicist Ponder Boddit returns to our world to resume his relationship with geneticist Mary Vaughn as cultural and scientific exchanges begin between the two parallel Earths—our own and one in which Neanderthals became the dominant intelligent species. Reprint

Publisher Description

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.

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""

Author Biography

Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives just outside of Toronto, Canada. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel. Visit his website at

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