Darwinia: A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century

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Macmillan, Sep 4, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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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User Review  - lhlogan1 - LibraryThing

I liked the excitement and intrigue of the story, as well as the constant undertones of religion vs. science. But the alien plot was a little hard to follow, and the ending seemed a bit unreal to me. Read full review

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User Review  - piersanti - LibraryThing

The novel started fairly quickly, but then it dragged on and on for too many pages. It was a good idea for a story, but there was too much waiting around for the characters to actually do something other than ponder the meaning of their lives. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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