Neanderthal Parallax
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  • 1
    Hominids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1 | Robert J. Sawyer

    Hominids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
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    Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth. A Neanderthal physicist, Ponter Boddit, accidentally passes from his universe into a Canadian underground research facility. Fortunately, a team of human scientists, including expert paleo-anthropologist Mary Vaughan, promptly identifies and warmly receives Ponter. Solving the language problem and much else is a mini-computer, called a Companion, implanted in the brain of every Neanderthal. But it can't help his fellow scientist back in his world, Adikor Huld, when the authorities charge Adikor with his murder.

    Good Science Fiction

    I am a fan of Robert J. Sawyer and this is another great read. This is Science Fiction in it's purest form. We are talking Neanderthals, parallel un..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2011 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
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    Humans: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 2 | Robert J. Sawyer

    Humans: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
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    In this Hugo-nominated novel, Neanderthal physicist Ponter Boddit brings Canadian geneticist Mary Vaughan back to his world to explore the near-utopian civilization of the Neanderthals. Boddit serves as a Candide figure, the naive visitor whose ignorance about our society makes him a perfect tool to analyze human tendencies toward violence, over-population, and environmental degradation.

    Wanted to love it, but...

    A lot of people have commented on the politics and religion in this series. My dislike isn't at all due to the inclusion of controversial topics, but ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 11 2015 by West02139 (Cambridge, MA)
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    Hybrids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 3 | Robert J. Sawyer

    Hybrids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
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    Scientists (and lovers) Mary Vaughan, who is human, and Ponter Boddit, who is Neanderthal, embark on the harrowing adventure of conceiving a child together. To overcome the genetic barbed wire of mismatched chromosomes, they must use banned technology obtainable only from a Neanderthal scientist living in the northern wilderness.

    The worst book in 4 years of Audible.com

    Before this book, and to some degree before this series in general, I'd have said yes. I like some of their other books, but this was simply terrible..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 13 2013 by alsonot (Waterdown, Ontario Canada)