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Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge

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Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge

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Author: Mike Resnick
Publisher: Subterranean Magazine / Online, 2008
Axolotl Press, 1994
Series: Birthright Universe

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Human Development
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Seven views of Olduvai Gorge is one of the most celebrated novellas ever written. It not only won both the Hugo and Nebula, but also the Homer award and the SF Chronicle Poll and was a nominee for the Locus Award and the Sturgeon Award. It was alo nominated for a number of international awards, winning the Ignotus and the Universitat Polytechnica Awards in Spain, the Prix Ozone award in France and the Futura Award in Croatia.

In the future, eons after the demise of Humanity and its far-flung galactic empire, a group of alien archiologists visits Earth to uncover the secret of the dead race's initial overwhelming success and its ultimate death.

Digging through layers of Archaeological strata at Olduvai Gorge, they discover seven unique artifacts, each related to a different era of humanity's history and each telling a unique story about humankind's strengths and weakness.

But are they prepared for the final discovery, which will change their worlds forever?

Read this story online for free at Subterranean Press.


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