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In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing.

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In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing.

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Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

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Jeane, January 26, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
Constructed around a future hundreds of years ahead of our time, and the life of Christopher Columbus in the past, this book is both a science-fiction mind-bender and a thoughtful historical novel. The premise is that in the future, historians can use machines to look back in time and study any person they want. They fixate on Columbus as having been a key figure in propagating misery upon humankind, and aim to go back in time and change what he did, at a great cost to themselves. Card is a great writer about human relationships. There were lots of observations on marriage and the subtle balance of control between men and women. The issues of slavery, racism and how religion was used as an oppressive force are a very large presence in this book. But the biggest idea raised is: if you could really go back in time and change the past, would you do it?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812508642
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
Tor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
America
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - Alternative History
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Columbus, Christopher
Subject:
Time travel -- Fiction.
Subject:
Alternative histories
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Pastwatch
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 3
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking novels of his remarkable career, Orson Scott Card interweaves a compelling portrait of Christopher Columbus with the story of a future scientist who believes she can alter human history from a tragedy of bloodshed and brutality to a world filled with hope and healing.

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