Thursday, February 21, 2013
Robert G. Pielke - A New Birth of Freedom: The Translator - Review
About the Book
Noam Chomsky argues that communication with aliens would be impossible. Stephen Hawking argues that it would be extremely unwise even to try. What if it were absolutely necessary to do so? This question arises with extreme urgency at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, in this time-travel, alternate-history trilogy.
This is a story where time-traveling alien invaders find themselves in he midst of the Civil War. It is a combination of science fiction and historical fiction. Edwin Blair, a man from the future, must succeed in his mission to stop them. But how far will he go? Will his meddling change the course of history?
The novel is rich in historical detail, and I learned a lot about the Civil War. Written as a sequel, it's the next installment in a very intriguing series that includes memorable characters, like Abraham Lincoln. The conclusion of The Translator sets the stage for the finale to Pielke's trilogy, and I can't wait for the thrilling conclusion.
A New Birth of Freedom: The Translator buy links:
Whiskey Creek Press
Whiskey Creek Press
Price: $4.99 ebook, $16.95 paperback
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Release: November 1, 2012
About the Author
Robert Pielke, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, now lives in Claremont, California. He earned a B.A. in History at the University of Maryland, an M. Div. in Systematic Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from the Claremont Graduate School.
He taught on ground and online for countless years at George Mason University in Virginia, El Camino College in California and online for the University of Phoenix. Now happily retired from “the job,” he is doing what he always wanted to do since he wrote his first novel at ten in elementary school. It was one paragraph, three pages long and, although he didn’t know it at the time, it was alternate history.
His academic writings have been in the area of ethics, including a boring academic treatise called Critiquing Moral Arguments, logic, and popular culture. Included in the latter is an analysis of rock music entitled You Say You Want a Revolution: Rock Music in American Culture. He has also published short stories, feature articles, film and restaurant reviews. His novels include a savagely satirical novel on America and its foibles, proclivities and propensities, Hitler the Cat Goes West, and an alternate history, science fiction novel, The Mission.
Most recently, he has updated and revised his book on rock music, which is being republished by McFarland & Co.
He swims daily, skis occasionally, cooks as an avocation, watches innumerable movies, collects rock and roll concert films, is an avid devotee of Maryland crabs and maintains a rarely visited blog filled with his social and political ravings. His favorite film is the original Hairspray; his favorite song is “A Day in the Life”; his favorite pizza is from the original Ledo Restaurant in College Park, MD; and he is a firm believer in the efficacy of “sex, drugs and rock and roll.” Somehow his family and friends put up with him.
Links to connect with Robert:
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