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Author LinkSawyer, Robert J.
Title LinkHominids / Robert J. Sawyer.
Edition 1st Mass Market ed.
Imprint New York : Tor, 2003.
Description 444 p. ;  18 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Neanderthal parallax ; ; v. 1 )
Series Sawyer, Robert J. Neanderthal parallux ; v. 1.
Gen. Note "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-441).
Summary Hominids examines two unique species of people. We are one of those species; the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they became the dominant intelligence. The Neanderthal civilization has reached heights of culture and science comparable to our own, but with radically different history, society and philosophy. Ponter Boddi, a Neanderthal physicist, accidentally pierces the barrier between worlds and is transferred to our universe. Almost immediately recognized as a Neanderthal, but only much later as a scientist, he is quarantined and studied, alone and bewildered, a stranger in a strange land. But Ponter is also befriended-by a doctor and a physicist who share his questing intelligence, and especially by Canadian geneticist Mary Vaughan, a woman with whom he develops a special rapport. Ponter’s partner, Adikor Huld, finds himself with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around and an explosive murder trail. How can he possibly prove his innocence when he has no idea what actually happened to Ponter?
Subject LinkNeanderthals -- Fiction.
LinkPrehistoric peoples -- Fiction.
LinkScience fiction.
LinkAlternative histories (Fiction)

System Number 000663120
ISBN Link0765345005
Link9780765345004

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