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Well written, but two books caught under the skin of one, which is appropriate considering the plot but inelegant. First book is 'new world to explore' excitement and adventure. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M.
Europe gets wiped out by a mysterious replacement continent called Darwinia (to mock people who trust science over miracles) in the 1890s. Read morePublished on July 22 2003 by Christopher Nelson
This book started out as being good. I started reading it and I thought it was going to be about some explorers trying to survive in a strange alien world. Read morePublished on April 14 2003 by Amazon Customer
Overall impression: An interesting idea, but not a very entertaining book.
First off, let me admit I'm not a huge follower of alternate history SF. Read more
This book started out with a good idea, but soon flopped. I was looking for an alternate history novel, but this is more science fiction than anything really. Read morePublished on June 2 2002 by Amerigo Vespucci
Intriguing premise, strong characters, weak conclusion. The best books have multiple climaxes throughout the story with interludes to develop character and build wonder. Read morePublished on April 25 2002
Darwinia is one of the types of SF novels that I hate most; it starts out with a great premise but then turns into a sloppy, forgettable mess by the end. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2002 by not4prophet