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A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor

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A book by Robert G. Pielke

It has taken centuries to recognize that all humans possess certain unalienable rights. There will come a time when we have to consider whether others deserve those rights as well. That time will come on July 3rd 1863. When a stranger carrying a shiny,metalic … see full wiki

Author: Robert G. Pielke
Publisher: Altered Dimensions
3 reviews about A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor
review by . August 17, 2010
Is it possible to change the past without altering or de-constructing the present and its relevant future beyond recognition?      Despite almost certain failure, Edwin Blair, an academic from the 22nd century studying 19th century American history, has been assigned the task of visiting the USA, war torn and haemorrhaging from the self-inflicted wounds it is suffering in the bloodiest conflict in its history, the American Civil War. A cataclysmic battle in earth's distant …
Quick Tip by . December 18, 2010
A provocative blend of genres - speculative fiction, sci-fi and alternate history - that brilliantly uses the irony of slavery and prejudice in early America as a springboard to deal with considerably less obvious sociological issues that Pielke is convinced mankind will ultimately face - alien first contact and communication.
Quick Tip by . August 17, 2010
A unique blend of sci-fi, speculative fiction and alternate history that, in the bizarre context of slavery and the US civil war, addresses the questions of the rights that we may ultimately be faced with extending to alien species. A superb first novel!
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