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Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax)
Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax)
by Robert J. Sawyer
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The latest from the greatest sci-fi writer of today, July 18, 2002
I really think Sawyer is the greatest sci-fi writer of today. He's go the same level of big ideas that are in Greg Egan's novels, but with better characters. He's got the same ability to integrate disparate ideas into a synergistic whole that you find in Paul Levinson's work, but with better prose. And he's got the social consciousness of Kim Stanley Robinson, but without bloating his books to double or triple the length they really should be. HOMINIDS has all these virtues, and more. It's a great human story and a great sci-fi story, thought provoking and lots of fun. Sawyer is clearly up to date on paleo-anthropology, and his modern day Neanderthal culture is fascinating and appealing. Enjoy!


The Consciousness Plague
The Consciousness Plague
by Paul Levinson
Edition: Hardcover
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McLuhan, Phoenicians, Viruses, and more, July 18, 2002
Paul Levinson mixes all sorts of goodies together to produce this triumphant return of Phil D'Amato: the origins of the alphabet, theories of consciousness, viral plagues, and more. It's a great fun, mix, for both sci-fi fans and mystery readers. Let's hope there's more of the amiable Phil to come.


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