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Factoring God
In Factoring Humanity, a paleontologist befriends his work partner, who happens to be an alien. Three different races are combining their efforts to search for God, and are trying to communicate with him/her/it. They believe that the universe had to be created, and couldn't have existed without a godlike figure....
Factoring Humanity
In Factoring Humanity, an alien lifeform has contacted humanity. Over a period of ten years, an undecipherable message has been sent, which has puzzled scholars around the world. One of them things she's found the answer....
Flash Forward
In Flash Forward, an experiment in the CERN facility goes awry. Humanity is taken several decades into the future for a few minutes, and is then brought back. But, while they were gone, the world continued. Cars crashed, people died, and disaster struck everyone indiscriminately. People are given a whole new way of looking at things, and many can't handle it. What will happen the day that they saw themselves in the future? ...
Hominids
In an alternate universe where Neanderthals developed into the only form of humans, a portal to our universe opens inadvertantly and a Neanderthal man, Ponter Bobbit, finds himself on our earth. On his world, his disappearance is deemed a murder and his partner is accused. On our world, he copes with new surroundings and befriends a woman coping with the effects of a recent rape....

Sawyer booklist

Hominids: Volume One of The Neanderthal Parallax
No one ever said visiting another world would be easy. For Physicist Ponter Boddit, trying to build a quantum computer, it nearly drowned him. His disappearing causes furor on his world and causes his fellow Scientist Adikor Huld to be accused of murder. On the other world where Boddit shows up, he finds something completely impossible, it is populated by humans. Ponter Boddit is a Neanderthal from a world where they never died out, but humans did. No...
Humans
This is the second book in a trilogy. Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal from a parallel earth where Neanderthals were the evolving species, rather than Homo Sapiens, is transported to present times. A permanent portal is opened between the two worlds and cultural exchange begins. In this world, the earth's magnetic field seems to be undergoing a collapse and reversal with potential catastrophic implications. Ponter had befriended the geneticist assigned to s...
Hybrids
This is the third book in a trilogy. A portal opens up to an alternate earth where the human species is Neanderthal rather than Homo sapiens. In the first two books, a relationship developes between Ponter Boddit, the Neanderthal who came through the portal, and Mary Vaughn, the geneticist who was called to study him. Neanderthals have "man-mates" with whom they live 24 days a month and "woman-mates" with whom they live when "Two become One" four days a ...
WWW: Wake
A blind teenager gets an implant that lets her see, and as a consequence makes contact with an AI. Born blind, fifteen year old Caitlin is otherwise a normal girl who surfs the web by using screen reading software. One day she is contacted by Dr. Masayuki Kuroda, a Japanese scientist who offers her an exciting opportunity; he has a method that may restore her sight by installing a neural implant that will decipher the signals between her retinas and her ...