Sunday, August 19, 2007

Neanderthals in Fact and Fiction

Neanderthals have been in the news a lot this year - actually, they're in the news a lot almost every year, as indeed they should. A species of humanity very close to ours, who may be part of us, or may have disappeared from the Earth some 30,000 or so years ago, just as our distinct kind of humanity fully emerged.

The Silk CodeEither way, Neanderthals are fascinating. I couldn't resist writing much of my first novel, The Silk Code, about them. And I have feeling they may well walk among us again in another...

A trailer for The Silk Code follows - actually a slice from my interview on The History Channel's Evolution of Science Fiction - along with two recent articles which give an idea of the current state of our knowledge of them...





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