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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 antediluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle was an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire.
 
Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalists, 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.
 
Robert Charles Wilson has crafted a brilliant science fiction novel—a view of an utterly different 20th century.
 
Darwinia is a 1999 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.
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 antediluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle was an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire.  Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalists, 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. Robert Charles Wilson has crafted a brilliant science fiction novel—a view of an utterly different 20th century. 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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"In the best tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne, and H. G. Wells…A page-turner." --Toronto Globe and Mail on Darwinia
 
"Rich, lucid, and literate…Comparable to Philip D. Dick or A. E. Van Vogt. Remarkable indeed." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Darwinia
 
"Robert Charles Wilson is a hell of a storyteller." --Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly, on Spin
"In the best tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne, and H. G. Wells…A page-turner." --Toronto Globe and Mail on Darwinia
 
"Rich, lucid, and literate…Comparable to Philip D. Dick or A. E. Van Vogt. Remarkable indeed." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Darwinia
 
"Robert Charles Wilson is a hell of a storyteller." --Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly, on Spin

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  • Robert Charles Wilson's novels include Darwinia; The Chronoliths and Blind Lake, which were finalists for SF's Hugo Award; and Spin, which won the 2006 Hugo for best novel. He is a winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
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    A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century

    Robert Charles Wilson

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