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Vegan Book Club - January

January's book will be Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer. Hominids is a strong, stand-alone SF novel, but it's also the first book of The Neanderthal Parallax , a trilogy that will examine two unique species of people. They are alien to each other, yet bound together by the never-ending quest for knowledge and, beneath their differences, a common humanity. We are one of those species, the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they, not Homo sapiens, became the dominant intelligence. In that world, Neanderthal civilization has reached heights of culture and science comparable to our own, but is very different in history, society, andphilosophy. During a risky experiment deep in a mine in Canada, Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist, accidentally pierces the barrier between worlds and is transferred to our universe.

As always, you can (and should :) suggest and/or vote on books at the website:

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  • jen

    Neutrinos (and their shifty behavior) are on the cover of the latest Science News issue if anyone is interested:

    January 15, 2013

  • Karen B.

    January bookclub readers -tonite (Weds 9th) Nova is airing a show on Neadrathals

    January 9, 2013

  • Michael F

    I also wanted to announce that vegan book club's website now has its own domain! For your convenience you can find it at now. The old address will continue to work as a redirection to the new domain.

    December 14, 2012

    • jen

      That's awesome!

      December 15, 2012

  • Michael F

    Many thanks to Jen for posting this for me while I was swamped with unending work. Also, I have this book (and its two sequels) in ebook form, if anyone wants them. Just shoot me an email at mike at mike fenwick dot com.

    December 14, 2012

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