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Copyright © 2002 by Robert J. Sawyer
All Rights Reserved.

For anthropological and paleontological advice, I thank:

  • Jim Ahren, Ph.D., University of Wyoming
  • Shara E. Bailey, Arizona State University
  • Miguel Bombin, M.D., Ph.D., Laurentian University
  • Michael K. Brett-Surman, Ph.D., and Rick Potts, Ph.D., both of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
  • John D. Hawks, Ph.D., University of Utah
  • Christopher Kuzawa, Emory University
  • Philip Lieberman, Ph.D., Brown University
  • Jakov Radovcic, Ph.D., Croatian Natural History Museum
  • Robin Ridington, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
  • Gary J. Sawyer [no relation] and Ian Tattersall, Ph.D., both of the American Museum of Natural History
  • Anne-marie Tillier, Ph.D., Université de Bordeaux
  • Erik Trinkaus, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, and
  • Milford H. Wolpoff, Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Special thanks to:

  • Art McDonald, Ph.D., Director, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute, and J. Duncan Hepburn, Ph.D., site manager, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
  • David Gotlib, M.D., Medical Director, Crisis Team, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto
  • the Rev. Paul Fayter, historian of science and theology, York University, Toronto, and
  • Andrew Stok, Photonics Group, University of Toronto.
Huge thanks to:
  • my lovely wife, Carolyn Clink
  • my editor, David G. Hartwell, and his associate, Moshe Feder
  • my agent, Ralph Vicinanza, and his associates, Christopher Lotts and Vince Gerardis
  • Tom Doherty, Linda Quinton, Jennifer Marcus, Aimee Crump, and everyone else at Tor Books
  • Harold and Sylvia Fenn, Robert Howard, Heidi Winter, and everyone else at H. B. Fenn and Company
  • Dr. Stanley Schmidt, Sheila Williams, Trevor Quachri, and Brian Bieniowski of Analog Science Fiction and Fact
  • Melissa Beckett
  • Megan Beckett
  • Marv Gold
  • Terence M. Green
  • Andrew Zimmerman Jones
  • Joe and Sharon Karpierz
  • Chris and Donna Krejlgaard
  • Donald Maass
  • Pete Rawlik
  • Joyce Schmidt
  • Tim Slater, and
  • David G. Smith.
As always, I'm grateful to those friends and colleagues who commented on this book's manuscript:
  • Asbed Bedrossian
  • Ted Bleaney
  • Michael A. Burstein
  • David Livingstone Clink
  • John Douglas
  • Marcel Gagné
  • James Alan Gardner
  • Richard Gotlib
  • Peter Halasz
  • Howard Miller
  • Laura Osborn
  • Dr. Ariel Reich
  • Alan B. Sawyer
  • Sally Tomasevic
  • Edo van Belkom
  • Andrew Weiner, and
  • David Widdicombe.

Some of this novel was written while I was Writer-in-Residence at the Richmond Hill (Ontario) Public Library. Sincere thanks to librarian extraordinaire Cameron Knight and the Richmond Hill Public Library Board.

Parts of this book were written at:

  • John A. Sawyer's vacation home on Canandaigua Lake, New York
  • Mary Stanton's vacation home in West Palm Beach, Florida, and
  • Robin and Jillian Ridington's guest cottage on Retreat Island, British Columbia.
I thank them all for their extraordinary generosity and hospitality.

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