Humans (Neanderthal Parallax #2)

Humans (Neanderthal Parallax, #2)Humans by Robert J. Sawyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Haha love it!! This book is better than the first and the story just keeps going. This time around we are in Ponter’s world and discover how his people live. Ponter’s world is bit different from the human world due to the fact that the Human race died out and the Neanderthals became the dominate species. They have children every 10 years and live apart from their mates, except during when Two are One. Also, their sense of justice is down right awesome! I love how Ponter got justice for Mary, even if she doesn’t know it.

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Book Summary:

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.


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