“It was the 28th of October, 1830, in the morning,
when my feet first touched the Canada shore.
I threw myself on the ground, rolled in the sand,
seized handfuls of it and kissed them...."
– Rev. Josiah Henson
England formally abolished slavery across most of its empire in 1833, but British North America, particularly what is now Southwestern Ontario, was already a haven…Continue
Only one solution.
I recently finished Robert Sawyer’s trilogy The Neanderthal Parallax, and it left me thinking. (For those who don’t know me, that’s seldom a good idea.)
The premise of the series is that worlds collide, metaphorically speaking: A universe where Neanderthals survived while Homo Sapiens did not encounters the one we know. It allows Sawyer a broad sweep in exploring what our species has become, and it isn’t pretty.
But, predictably, it ends on an up-note, as much sci-fi does. A…Continue