New Novel Explores the Fate of Neandertals

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Author Glen R. Stott draws from years of research to deliver an intriguing story

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Using his research and a lifelong interest in cavemen, Glen R. Stott has written a book that portrays Neandertals in a new light. After a great deal of study about the Neandertals, Stott came to the conclusion that they have been sorely misrepresented in fiction and wanted to correct the assumption that they were knuckle-dragging, hairy hominids or an unintelligent version of Cro-Magnons. So begins the adventure in the first book of his trilogy, “Heart of the Bison: Neandertals Book One” (published by iUniverse).

The more Stott learned about Neandertals and Cro-Magnons, the more he came to the conclusion that Neandertals must have had a highly developed culture and religion, which would have been much different from the culture and religion of the Cro-Magnons. Stott was inspired to write a tale that highlights these two branches of homo-sapiens at a time when they shared the same world. Enter Kec, a young cave dweller female who has a dream sent from Mother Earth about a threat to her clan, and it is up to Kec to save it; a weighty responsibility, indeed.

“Heart of the Bison” is the first in a trilogy that follows Kec’s clan from 25,000 years ago in northern Pakistan to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York. Readers will discover many themes that are relevant to today’s world from the justification for war, caring for the environment and how determination is often the key to success. This first book in the trilogy offers a believable explanation about how a group of Neandertals survived to the modern world. Readers will hold a greater appreciation for the caveman’s culture and discover their humanness. Stott uses fiction to provide a possible explanation for the extinction of the Neandertals, offering intriguing twists and turns along the way.

About the Author
Glen R. Stott was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1944. He is a retired civil engineer living in southern California, having published five novels, including “Dead Angels,” a psycho-thriller about a serial killer. His trilogy about the relationship between Neandertals and Cro-Magnons includes “Heart of the Bison,” “Spirit Fire,” and “Search for the Heart of the Bison.” He has also written a modern-day romance titled “Timpanogos.”

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