Pastwatch : The Redemption of Christopher Columbus (Paperback) - Card, Orson Scott

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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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Publisher Tor Books
Mfg Part# 9780812508642
SKU 30174197
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812508645
Release Date 2/1/1997
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 1.25T
Author Info
Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card was born and raised in a Mormon family and has continually pointed out that Mormonism is the primary force in his life. He attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and spent time in Brazil as a Mormon missionary. His earliest writings were radio and stage plays (Card has estimated the number at over 100) telling the history of Mormonism. His first published fiction was the science fiction short story called "Ender's Game" in 1977, which was nominated for a Hugo Award and a Reader's Award from Locus magazine. The Locus Award is based on votes compiled from the magazine's readers and is important in demonstrating just how popular Card is with readers. Since that story, Card has been nominated for or won the award more than 30 times, which is extraordinary considering the relatively short time that he has been writing fiction. In 1985, Card published an expanded version of "Ender's Game" as a novel, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. It was followed by a sequel in 1986, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD, which also won the Hugo and Nebula, marking the first time in the history of the awards that one author won both in successive years. Card's next series of books, the Alvin Maker series, started in 1987 with SEVENTH SON. This series is set in an alternate past of America, and is closely modeled on the reported life of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormon Church. The Homecoming series--THE MEMORY OF EARTH, THE CALL OF EARTH, THE SHIPS OF EARTH, EARTHBORN, and EARTHFALL--repeats this theme, but in a space opera setting. Card has also written nonfiction--his first book, LISTEN, MOM AND DAD..., was actually about child-rearing. He has also tried his hand at horror, mainstream, and children's fiction, and he is also a respected editor and reviewer.
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"The plot is beautifully constructed, the characters fully developed, and the story worth reading. The weaving of the future and the past story lines is easy to follow and draws the reader into the vortex of the decisions the characters must make. Even those who aren't sure they like science fiction will want to read this book."
"Ostensibly a time-travel saga, the book is also a meditation on the 'use and abuse' of history, and a warning to those who would neglect current environmental hazards....This book will only enhance Card's reputation as a bold and intriguing purveyor of ideas. Readers who yearn for thoughtful, well-paced sci-fi will embrace this novel."
From the Publisher
Annotation While viewing the past, a desperate young woman nudges an individual to change the future. "Pastwatch" received an Honorable Mention for the 1996 Sidewise Award for Alternate History.
Editors Note 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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