Orphan of Creation: Contact with the Human Past

Orphan of Creation: Contact with the Human Past

by Roger MacBride Allen
     
 

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An anthropologist stumbles across a stunning secret, literally right in her family's own back yard. Are the bones buried there the remains of humans, or apes or something else? The answer will turn her life, and the world, upsidedown. Thanks to Barbara Marchando's discovery, the very definition of humanity is suddenly in doubt.

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An anthropologist stumbles across a stunning secret, literally right in her family's own back yard. Are the bones buried there the remains of humans, or apes or something else? The answer will turn her life, and the world, upsidedown. Thanks to Barbara Marchando's discovery, the very definition of humanity is suddenly in doubt.

Editorial Reviews

Locus
Allen's attention to detail is sterling...totally believable...well portrayed...dead accurate.... This book goes a long way toward doing for anthropology what Timescape did for high-energy particle physics: humanizing it, making its real workings accessible to a new audience. Anyone who likes good hard science in their fiction will have to go a long way to find a better-done book.
Christian Science Monitor
... a novel that reminds us that moral and social evolution depends not only on our knowing where we are going, but remembering where we have been.
Otherrealms
Allen's writing technique is a well-balanced blend of dialogue, action, description and narrative-each in proper proportion to the other... a fine read ... word of mouth will bring acclaim that is more than deserved.
New York Review of Science Fiction
Orphan of Creation takes an interesting scientific premise and lets it loose upon real human beings revealing to the reader a higher level of understanding of the world. Orphan is science and fiction; in examining the human condition, it does what both ideally intend to do.
Lans Lantern
Mr.Allen has found an idea worthy of his talent. The book has that unmistakably correct feel of authenticity. A very readable as well as thoughtful story. Bravo to Mr.Allen for writing this risky book. Read it. Then pass it on to your mundane friends. With any luck, it will drive them crazy.
staff reviewer
Mr.Allen has found an idea worthy of his talent. The book has that unmistakably correct feel of authenticity. A very readable as well as thoughtful story. Bravo to Mr.Allen for writing this risky book. Read it. Then pass it on to your mundane friends. With any luck, it will drive them crazy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967178332
Publisher:
FoxAcre Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Roger MacBride Allen was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on September 26, 1957. He graduated Boston University in 1979 with a degree in journalism, and published his first novel in 1984. From that time to this, every work of science fiction that he has completed has been published. He has written over twenty novels to date, (three of which were New York Times bestsellers), two extremely obscure technical manuals, and a modest number of short stories. He is also the co-author (with his father, Thomas B. Allen) of Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War, published by National Geographic.

In 1994, he married Eleanore Fox, an officer in the U. S. Foreign Service. In March 1995, they moved to Brasilia, Brazil, where Eleanore worked at the embassy. In August, 1997, Eleanore’s next assignment took them back to the United States. Their son, Matthew Thomas Allen, was born November 12, 1998. A posting to Leipzig, Germany, made that the birthplace of their second son, James Maury Allen, born April 27, 2004. In August 2010, the family up and moved again, this time to Mexico City. When in the United States, they live in Takoma Park, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C.

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