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Darwinia

A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century

Robert Charles Wilson

Orb Books

In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antedeluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle is an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire.

Leaving American now ruled by religious fundamentalism, young Guilford Law travels to Darwinia on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine...to a shattering revelation about mankind's destiny in the universe. Darwinia is a 1999 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.

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BOOK ONESPRING, SUMMER 1920"Oh ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky: but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"--GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEWCHAPTER ONEThe men who crewed the surviving steamships had invented their own legends. Tall tales, all blatantly untrue, and Guilford Law had heard most of them by the time the Odense passed the fifteenth meridian.A drunken deck steward had told him about the place where the two oceans meet: the Old Atlantic of the Americas and the New Atlantic of Darwinia. The division, the steward said, was plain as a squall line and twice
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"A remarkable book, worthy of the highest honors of our field. Don't miss it."--Locus

"In the best tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells....A page turner."--Toronto Globe and Mail

"Rich, lucid, an literate....Comparable to Philip K. Dick or A. E. Van Vogt. Remarkable indeed."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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  • Robert Charles Wilson

  • Robert Charles Wilson was born in California and grew up in Canada. He is the author of many acclaimed SF novels, including A Hidden Place, The Divide, Gypsies, Bios, Darwinia, and The Chronoliths. His work has won the John W. Campbell Award, the Aurora Award, and two Philip K. Dick Awards. He lives near Toronto.
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    Darwinia

    A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century

    Robert Charles Wilson

    Hugo Award - Nominee
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