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Trivia / Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future

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  • Creator Backlash: Dixon is not particularly fond of the final version of the book, possibly because he originally wanted the book to have a completely different plot (see What Could Have Been below).
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The book is out of print, though it can be read online.
  • Science Marches On: For starters, the species Dixon notes as the first human, Ramapithecus, was later found to actually be an earlier-discovered species called Sivapithecus, an early relative of the orangutan, not humans. Oops. Still, his description of an early proto-human still holds water.
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  • What Could Have Been: The book was originally supposed to be a direct sequel to After Man: A Zoology of the Future involving human time travelers colonizing the book's far-future New Eden and killing everything, but this was changed due to Executive Meddling. Dixon himself actually had very little to do with the final product apart from lending it name recognition.


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