Robert J. Sawyer
Humans Cover



What the hell just happened here? The first book in Robert Sawyer's "Neanderthal Parallax," Hominids, was a science fiction exploration of an alternate dimension in which the Neanderthal society became the apex predator, and how this society evolved in a modern day Earth. It won a Hugo award, and if not perfect was at least an entertaining read. It was good enough for me to want to read the second book in the series, Humans.

This second book, well, let's just say it is not the same. Humans now holds the distinction of being in a very exclusive club, the "Unga-Bunga-Caveman-Sex-Book" club. This exclusive club includes Jean Auel's "Earth's Children" series.

Also I suspect this series is rapidly developing into a "Humans are bad, Cavemen are good" book. I'm pretty sure that it is an example of some sort of character flaw in me that in-spite of how bad this series has become, I have already requested the last book, Hybrid from interlibrary loan!

2 of 5 stars.