Before Adam

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Before Adam is a mixture of sound science and sci-fi speculation. It is based around Darwin's theory of evolution and the idea of racial memory. The main character lives in the current world but has dreams and nightmares that he relives the pre-stone age life of one of his proto-human ancestors. Those who are scientifically inclined may enjoy this novel more than fans of "standard" science fiction such as Edgar Rice Burroughs. (Summary by Tom Weiss)

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapters 1 through 3 Tom Weiss
Play 02 Chapters 4 and 5 Tom Weiss
Play 03 Chapters 6 through 8 Tom Weiss
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Play 05 Chapters 12 through 14 Tom Weiss
Play 06 Chapters 15 through 18 Tom Weiss