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In Hominids, Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer introduced a character readers will never forget: Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist from a parallel Earth who was whisked from his reality into ours by a quantum-computing experiment gone awry-making him the ultimate stranger in a strange land.

In that book and in its sequel, Humans, Sawyer showed us the Neanderthal version of Earth in loving detail-a tour de force of world-building; a masterpiece of alternate history.

Now, in Hybrids, Ponter Boddit and his Homo sapien lover, geneticist Mary Vaughan, are torn between two worlds, struggling to find a way to make their star-crossed relationship work. Aided by banned Neanderthal technology, they plan to conceive the first hybrid child, a symbol of hope for the joining of their two versions of reality.

But after an experiment shows that Mary`s religious faith--something completely absent in Neanderthals - is a quirk of the neurological wiring of Homo sapiens` brains, Ponter and Mary must decide whether their child should be predisposed to atheism or belief. Meanwhile, as Mary`s Earth is dealing with a collapse of its planetary magnetic field, her boss, the enigmatic Jock Krieger, has turned envious eyes on the unspoiled Eden that is the Neanderthal world . . . .

Hybrids is filled to bursting with Sawyer`s signature speculations about alternative ways of being human, exploding our preconceptions of morality and gender, of faith and love. His Neanderthal Parallax trilogy is a classic in the making, and here he brings it to a stunning, thought-provoking conclusion that`s sure to make Hybrids one of the most controversial books of the year.

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Sawyer Born March 29, 1960 in Ottawa. Graduated from Ryerson University (Toronto). Since 1983 he has been a professional writer. To date, 13 novels have come out from Sawyer`s pen, one of which, The Final Experiment, won the 1995 Nebula Prize. Sawyer`s work has also received five Aurora Prizes (Canadian SF Prize), Japanese, French and Spanish SF Prizes, the Canadian Society of Detective Fiction Authors Prize, and others.

Robert Sawyer`s website on the Internet was recently recognized as the “Best Author`s Site”. Sawyer lives and works in Toronto, the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. Science fiction stories began to be published in the 1980s, but as a novelist he only made his name in the 1990s, gaining immense success. Sawyer`s first five novels received favorable reviews from critics and readers, and The Deadly Experiment (TPE Terminal Experiments, 1995) won the Nebula Prize. Of the next seven novels, four were nominated for a Hugo Award. The 2000 bestselling novel Calculating God (2000) was based on the hypothesis of what would happen if there were strong scientific evidence for the existence of God. In the next novel "Hominids" ("Hominids", 2002), an alternative world is described in which people became extinct, and only the Neanderthals remained of the intelligent creatures on Earth. Sawyer works in the genre of hard science fiction, following the tradition of Isaac Asimov: he is more interested in ideas than style, and, as a rule, he builds plots on the interweaving of complex moral and ethical issues. Recently, Sawyer has paid much less attention to small prose than to large, but all of it is extremely interesting.  Official website , Wikipedia .

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Robert J. Sawyer Born March 29, 1960 in Ottawa. Graduated from Ryerson University (Toronto). Since 1983 he has been a professional writer. To date, 13 novels have come out from Sawyer`s pen, one of which, The Final Experiment, won the 1995 Nebula Prize. Sawyer`s work has also received five Aurora Prizes (Canadian SF Prize), Japanese, French and Spanish SF Prizes, the Canadian Society of Detective Fiction Authors Prize, and others. Robert Sawyer`s website on the Internet was recently recognized as the “Best Author`s Site”. Sawyer lives and works in Toronto, the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. Science fiction stories began to be published in the 1980s, but as a novelist he only made his name in the 1990s, gaining immense success. Sawyer`s first five novels received favorable reviews from critics and readers, and The Deadly Experiment (TPE Terminal Experiments, 1995) won the Nebula Prize. Of the next seven novels, four were nominated for a Hugo Award. The 2000 bestselling novel Calculating God (2000) was based on the hypothesis of what would happen if there were strong scientific evidence for the existence of God. In the next novel "Hominids" ("Hominids", 2002), an alternative world is described in which people became extinct, and only the Neanderthals remained of the intelligent creatures on Earth. Sawyer works in the genre of hard science fiction, following the tradition of Isaac Asimov: he is more interested in ideas than style, and, as a rule, he builds plots on the interweaving of complex moral and ethical issues. Recently, Sawyer has paid much less attention to small prose than to large, but all of it is extremely interesting.  Official website , Wikipedia .