Saturday, September 24, 2005

No Need To Rise Again, South delivered today, with How Few Remain, by Harry Turtledove. ihd is convinced that that is a fake name, I don't know why. She also thinks Clive Cussler sounds fake, which of course is ridiculous.

How Few Remain is, according to the subtitle, about the second war between the states. Turtledove is supposedly the "master" of alternate histories, and this one is about how the CSA won the Civil War after winning the Battle of Antietam (bloodiest battle in the history of the USA). Apparently in real life, the Yanks found Lee's battle plans wrapped around a bundle of cigars, which allowed them to prepare themselves for the suprise invasion into Maryland. In the book, this doesn't happen.

This book should not be confused with Turtledove's other book about how the South won the Civil War (Guns of the South), where time travellers from aparteid South Africa travel back in time to give Lee AK-47s. I dunno, I haven't read that one either. That one is a standalone, while this one is supposed to be the first in a long series that goes all the way through the 1950's, with WWI and WWII in a world with the CSA.

Anyways, hopefully it will be good. We'll see. Also I got a bike helmet! It's blue.


At 9/27/2005 09:49:00 AM, Blogger i heart dorks said...

From what I've been read - Mark Twain is a wuss and his wife is a nympho.

At 9/28/2005 08:38:00 AM, Blogger Ross said...

Aren't they both dead?


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