“The Ancestor’s Tale is so clever. Its structure is inspired by Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales: it’s a pilgrimage through human existence. The pilgrims are walking backwards through human evolution. Every so often they meet up with our earlier cousins; so, for example, first they meet other primates starting with chimpanzees, because they are our closest cousin. We separated from them about 6 million years ago. On it goes until eventually they start meeting bacteria. I loved that; I thought it was brilliant.” Read more...
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Dorothy H. Crawford,