What would happen if scientists could bring the Neanderthals back with some help from cloning and then bring them up as kids in modern society? That may really happen soon, and The Neanderthals Are Back, a book and TV series, tells their story. It has already gotten four five-star reviews on Amazon.
Plus now there is a book with images of Neanderthals from their discovery by scientists to reconstructions and recreations of how they looked and lived, plus images of how modern cartoonists see them: Who Are the Neanderthals, Really?
The first book in the series The Beginning features the life of the first six Neanderthal children who grow up as babies in a lab and are taught by a nursery school teacher as they grow up. Then, at five and six, with the intelligence of a four or five year old, they are placed in a group home for children with learning disabilities. They are supposed to be raised in secret, but when one child goes exploring, suddenly the media learns where they are, and chaos ensues.
A series of stories follow the Neanderthal children, as they grow up, go to school, make friends or have conflicts with other children, have relationships with both Neanderthals and humans as teenagers, and find unskilled jobs in their 20s. Some even get a genius pill from scientists that makes them suddenly smart for a while to see what happens. Soon other scientists bring back more Neanderthal kids.
The series also highlights many issues that might occur should the Neanderthals return, such as questions about tolerance, acceptance, prejudice, and discrimination.
It is available on Amazon in a paperback, Kindle, hardback, and in other digital formats through Draft2Digital, and will soon be an audiobook.
The Kindle edition is at a super low introductory price of only .99c at https://www.amazon.com/Neanderthals-Are-Back-Beginning-Scientists-ebook/dp/B07V2VPPJT.
The paperback is at https://www.amazon.com/Neanderthals-Are-Back-Beginning-Scientists/dp/1080433473.
There is even a Facebook page for the group: @neanderthalsareback. So go get your copy and join the fun.
Now there also is a follow-up book Who Are the Neanderthals, Really? which features images of Neanderthals, including scientific discoveries, reconstructions of what Neanderthals looked, recreations of how they lived, and cartoons of Neanderthals in various activities — even coping with modern technology.
The Kindle edition, priced at the lowest introductory price available of $1.99 is at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VWFSR2X
The paperback link for the version with full color images is at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1086456408
The paperback with black and white images is at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1086462033
Additionally, plans are now underway to create a line of Neanderthal dolls, games, greeting cards, posters, and more. These projects are being coordinated by Jones & O’Malley, based in the Los Angeles area.