The Neanderthal Parallax is a trilogy of novels written by Robert J. Sawyer and published by Tor. It depicts the effects of the opening of a connection between two versions of Earth in different parallel universes: the world familiar to the reader, and another where Neanderthals became the dominant intelligent hominid. “Bring Me the Head of Robert J. Sawyer” seems to be a recurring written leitmotif. Still, he has this knack for managing to get one of his eminently. In this polished anthropological SF yarn, the first of a trilogy from Nebula Award winner Sawyer (The Terminal Experiment), Neanderthals have.

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Neanderthal Parallax 3 books. Mar 24, ashley c rated it really liked it Shelves: Still, he has this knack for managing to get one of his eminently readable yet stylistically trashy page-turners on either the Hugo or Nebula ballot almost every year.

Sawyer reminds us of that fact by transposing Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist, from the parallel universe in which he resides to our universe, where Neanderthals have been extinct for tens of thousands of years. All barasts would consider themselves bisexual by the gliksin definition; they form same-sex bonds while two are not one. So, yeah, nice idea if humans could have been as simplistic as the Neanderthals that Sawyer portrays.

Hominids has a bibliography featuring several books on male violence, including the highly controversial A Natural History of Rape by Thornhill and Palmer. Few things are probably scarier than suddenly being utterly and totally alone. Well, remember that I’m just a fictional character from a second rate sci-fi novel. I am disappointed with Sawyer’s use of physics—more accurately, with his explanations —in Hominids.


HOMINIDS by Robert J. Sawyer | Kirkus Reviews

This book also has some awesome science in it. Neanderthal man, you’ve hit the nail on the head. Banks Scotlandno Richard Morgan Englandn This is going to be one of those reviews where I’ll sound much more u than I really feel, so please bear with me.

It ignores science to push a series of secular humanist sermons which are ironically MORE faith-based than the things they’re trying to criticize Belief in God, or anything beyond the simplest sense data, is just plain silly Sure sure, that almost went without saying for a novel like this.

But the vast majority are heterosexual. This book is utter drek, a long overly-simplistic, willfully-ignorant screed. But leaving that aside, while I can still distinguish the features of this novel from those other works of fiction let me summarize the main points. The Neanderthals lack even a concept of God, which I admit I’d call a thumbs-up.

With no evidence to back-up Adikor story about Ponter disappearing into another dimension, Adikor gets accused of murdering Ponter and hiding the body. Books of the Week.

View Full Version of PW. In my last review Downbelow Station I mentioned that I find 3-star reviews the hardest kind to write, because they’re always a muddle of good and bad – or in more extreme cases excellent and terrible!

It started out seeming very promising, but then it wasted all its potential. Neanderthal technology and Neanderthal cosmology!


To view it, click here. While divorce for barast is generally a simple matter of deciding and declaring not to be with another person, those in such relationships find themselves trapped, as freeing their partner to seek a new mate opens the possibility that the new mate will report the violent activity.


Sawyer actually handles Mary’s rape trauma with — for the most part — appropriate sensitivity, but it’s a dubious choice to include in the same novel a character like Louise, who’s basically a male fantasy object.

Dick Here Gather the Stars aka: The author’s usual high intelligence and occasionally daunting erudition are on prominent display, particularly in the depiction of Neanderthal society. What was the point of that if not to offer a contrast to sexual power dynamics in Neanderthal society? And that’s coming from a man who otherwise enjoys Sawyer’s work. Who but the most wilfully blind in their faith isn’t aware that religion has been a profoundly divisive force that has been used to justify countless atrocities down the ages?

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We still deal with crime. Feeling a need to convince others that you are right also is something that comes from religion, I think; I am simply content to know that I am right, even if others do not know it. I always figure that if aliens landed the hardest thing to describe and explain is Twitter. Or is the other shoe going to drop in a later book? swyer

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