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
Humans is a 2004 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.