Toroca, a Quintaglio geologist, is under attack for his controversial new theory of evolution. But the origins of his people turn out to be more complex than even he imagined, for he soon discovers the wreckage of an ancient starship -- a relic of the aliens who transplanted Earth's dinosaurs to this solar system. Now Toroca must convince Emperor Dybo that evolution is true; otherwise, the territorial violence the Quintaglios inherited from their tyrannosaur ancestors will destroy the last survivors of Earth's prehistoric past.
This edition includes the first chapters of Foreigner, the third book in the Quintaglio Ascension.
ROBERT J. SAWYER has won the Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell Memorial, Seiun, and Aurora Awards, all for best science fiction novel of the year. His novels include Hominids, Rollback, Wake, and FlashForward (basis for the TV series).
About the Author
Robert J. Sawyer is the author of Flashforward, winner of the Aurora Award and the basis for the ABC television series. He is also the author of the WWW series—Wake, Watch and Wonder —Hominids, Calculating God, Mindscan, and many other books. He has won the Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial awards—making him one of only seven writers in history to win all three of science-fiction's top awards for best novel. He was born in Ottawa and lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Definitely for those who have read the first book in this series and want to learn more about the Quintaglios as a race. It parallels a dispute between religion and science and offers a look into what might have happened if Charles Darwin were a dinosaur. I would definitely read other books by this author. Book clubs would no doubt enjoy dissecting the contents of this book, as there is a lot to think upon and discuss. It reminded me of Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton, and was a bit reminiscent of Raptor Red. I would definitely recommend this book.