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For Monday, January 6, 2003
Sequel to the Bestselling HOMINIDS
Return to the Neanderthal Version of Earth!
What if Neanderthals had survived to present day, and our kind of
humans did not? That's the provocative premise of
Robert J. Sawyer's fifteenth novel,
HUMANS is the second volume of the acclaimed
Neanderthal Parallax trilogy that began with 2002's
HOMINIDS a book that the San Francisco
Chronicle called one of the year's best.
HUMANS will be in bookstores across North America
in February 2003.
Sawyer's modern-day Neanderthals never developed any notion of
God, religion, or an afterlife a premise he draws from
real paleoanthropological evidence.
Sawyer fully develops that premise, looking at the very
contemporary question of the impact religion has on war and the
willingness to commit terrorist acts.
Author Jack McDevitt says, "Sawyer takes on guns,
religious assumptions, automobiles, and even the Big Bang in this
highly entertaining tale of a (more or less) rational Outsider.
The chapter at the Vietnam Wall should
be required reading for anyone who wishes to sit in the Oval
Humans will be the lead science-fiction hardcover
for February 2003 from New York's Tor Books, the world's
largest SF publisher. That same month, the prequel,
Hominids, will be released in paperback.
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