Ugly Woman’s Son has this adage for its theme: Beware of searching for your identity, you may find it. This is set partly in the late 1500s, partly in 1999. It seeks to answer the issues of where Mahatawee came from and why his DNA and his mtDNA have elements unlike that of any other known human. The concept of this book is the failure of a lost civilization which, except for huge advances in electronics and genetics, had barely advanced to the level of our 1930s before it crashed in a revolt of the clone class against their creators and masters. An advance clue: Mahatawee’s father landed on the Hudson River in 1569 in a flying boat reminiscent of the “Clipper” seaplanes which combined romance and flying in our 1930s.