Hominids : Neanderthal Parallax

  • by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by Robert J. Sawyer, Jonathan Davis
  • Series: Neanderthal Parallax
  • 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. A computerized guardian spirit, however, doesn't eliminate cross-cultural confusion; permanent male-female sexuality, rape, and overpopulation are all alien to Ponter. Nor can it help his housemate and fellow scientist back in his world, Adikor Huld, when the authorities charge Adikor with his murder.BONUS AUDIO: Author Robert J. Sawyer explains why Ponter Boddit is his favorite among all the characters he's created.

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What the Critics Say



Hugo Award Winner, Best Novel, 2003
"Sawyer is a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation." (The New York Times)

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Totally enjoyable

Loved the ideas put forth here, I found it very thought provoking. The Narrator is skilled and creates distinct voices for each character.
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- Bee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-04-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios