By Robert Charles Wilson
What if evolution had proceeded along different lines? In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by "Darwinia," a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antediluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle is an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire. Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalists, young Guilford Law travels to "Darwinia" on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine...to a shattering revelation about mankind's destiny in the universe.