Different Flesh (Isaac Asimov Presents)

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An extraordinary novel of an alternate America by the author of The Guns of the South. Can it be called slavery if the slaves are ape-men, little more than animals? Slavery had come to this New World in a manner totally different from our own--but when the Sims learn to speak, matters become more complicated.

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Turtledove specializes in carefully researched alternate histories involving the Roman and Byzantine empires. This time, though, he applies that expertise to a more striking premise. What if homo erectus (called "sims" here) had lived on in America while homo sapiens elsewhere developed into the European civilization we know? The sims, a living missing link of limited intelligence and half-human, half-simian appearance, challenge traditional ideas of humanity's special, God-given place in the world. With an eye for historical turning points, Turtledove develops his thesis through vignettes from 1610 to 1988. The later, longer chapters become increasingly involving and intricate as the issues grow more complex, from slavery to (all but human) guinea pigs for scientific research. One of the best entries in the "Isaac Asimov Presents" series.
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In seven stories the author of Agent of Byzantium explores a world in which homo erectus survives alongside humankind. Whether recounting the Jamestown colonists' first encounter with "sims," describing a race between a steam-powered locomotive and a mammoth-drawn wagon, or depicting the "simian" rights movement of the 1980s, Turtledove's gift for historical speculation is always provocative. JC
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