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mirror, mirror on the wall
who is the wisest of them all?
and if he's present to read my plea,
convey to him deep misery
for I'm a fool whose lost his path
and wisdom, in rhyme, is all I ask
please, wise one, if you could care
to teach and feed me with wisdom spared
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I'm trying to remember the name and author of a science fiction short story.From what I remember, a group of adventurers and scientists are in the jungles looking for the origin of life when they come across a primitive clan of blobs. They believe that they are the earliest forms of humans, but it turns out that the current humans (us) are actually aliens and we drove the blobs, the original inhabitants of Earth, to live in obscurity.
Google failed me, so does this sound familiar to anyone?
What are the best family sagas ever written?
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I'm...curious about what people think regarding this. To be more specific, I'm talking about the multi-generational stories. They usually (but not always) start off with one person, then that person's spouse is introduced, then the action shifts to POV children characters, etc. This isn't always the case, of course. Sometimes it's the reverse, telling the story in flashback from the POV of the grandchild or great-grandchild.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Freedom, and The House of the Spirits would be more choices. All great / excellent books. They have flaws, but are still very enjoyable.