Humans - Neanderthal Parallax, Bk 2 Author:Robert J. Sawyer 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... more » 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. « less
If you are into alternate history, this trilogy is for you!! It's very well written. You fall in love with the characters, the world is very well developed and the entire trilogy is richly evolved. From the beginning to the end it is full of really great action, science, human interaction, and surprises. I liked it so much as well as adding the physical books to my collection, I also obtained the ebooks.