Humans : Neanderthal Parallax

  • by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by Robert J. Sawyer, Jonathan Davis
  • Series: Neanderthal Parallax
  • 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this Hugo-nominated novel, Neanderthal physicist Ponder 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. The Neanderthals have developed a highly artistic, ethical, and scientific culture without ever inventing farming - they're still hunters and gatherers - and this allows the author to make some interesting and generally unrecognized points about the downside of the discovery of agriculture. BONUS AUDIO: Author Robert J. Sawyer explains why one particular chapter of Humans is his very favorite.


What the Critics Say

"Sawyer is a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation." ( The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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ok book 1 better

I did not find this quite so good as the first book in the trilogy but worth listening to and I liked it enogh to carry on with the third book.
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- lesley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-04-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios