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A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century

by (author) Robert Charles Wilson

Initial publish date
Sep 2007
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 1999
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2007
    List Price

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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.
Darwiniais a 1999 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.

About the author

Robert Charles Wilson was born in California and lives in Toronto. His Darwinia won Canada’s Aurora Award and was a finalist for the science fiction’s Hugo Award; The Chronoliths was also a Hugo finalist and won the John W. Campbell Award; and his most recent novel, Blind Lake, was a Hugo finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. Earlier, his novel A Hidden Place won the Philip K. Dick Award.

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  • Nominated, Hugo Award - Nominee

Editorial Reviews

“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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