Two Kinds of Hairy People

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

As noted in a recent posting regarding the story line of my Adam’s Chronicles books, hairy people and their ape ancestors are different species, though it is hard to tell them apart. The genetically modified hairy ones are on a par with humans, and the three kinds of people form a harmonious society. There is little interaction between wilderness apes and their hairy cousins who live among humans.

One of the characters in the story is the hairy woman Borena, who descends in the bonobo line of hairy people. She temporarily lives amongst wild bonobos while doing research on that species.

Though often confused with chimpanzees, bonobos are a totally different creatures. Both apes have DNA equally close to humans, and the two ape genomes are as different from each other’s as from that of humans.

In my story, odd naming customs prevail among the hairy people. Beginning with the very first bonobos restored, names have a prefix “Bo” attached. Thus, Borena, Borex, Boellen, became popular. Even names like Bopeep and Bojangles had been used. With chimpanzees, the early names took on the “Ch” prefix. That led to Chelsea, Chips, Chita, and so on.

Chimpanzee persons are depicted as having big egos and eventually abandon the “Ch” in favor of more pretentious names. As the story moves on, all persons of chimpanzee stock are given Greek names, like Demosthenes, Agamemnon, and Plato.

I took poetic license to breathe life into the hairy characters. In keeping with their extremely macho personalities, people of chimpanzee stock speak with guttural intonations. They are very bright and outperform humans in several ways. The nouveau people wear togas and are a bit intimidating to other members of society, though they try very hard to smooth out the rough edges. Those chimpanzee descendants are very, very different from the other hairy people.

Those are people of bonobo extraction who speak with a high-pitched nasal twang. Humans seem to be more comfortable around these highly intuitive beings and often wonder if these hairy people can read their minds.

The latest story in this series is Adam’s Pouched Lion.

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In Book IV of Adam’s Chronicles Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to restore animals and plants—and mankind itself—has been expanded to include bringing back certain mammals that went extinct much earlier.

Adam Boatwright worries about the future. The long-lived geneticist wants a world with a small human footprint. But he also wants to compensate for the earlier ruin people brought. His ambitious goal is improving the planet’s platform for future evolution. In doing so he has reversed extinctions, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. In the works are bringing back long-dead keystone Australian predators: Tasmanian tiger-wolves and marsupial lions.

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The Adam’s Chronicles Series

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Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.


All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

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