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1634: The Galileo Affair (Assiti Shards, Bk 3)
1634 The Galileo Affair - Assiti Shards, Bk 3
Author: Andrew Dennis, Eric Flint
After the emotionally draining tragedy that concluded Flint and David Weber's 1633 (2002), Flint (The Philosophical Strangler) and newcomer Dennis provide a more lighthearted interlude in Renaissance Italy. — Grantsville, a West Virginia mining community that a black hole transported back to the Thirty Years War, now forms the kernel of a fledgli...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780743499194
ISBN-10: 0743499190
Publication Date: 7/26/2005
Pages: 688
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3.8 stars, based on 68 ratings
Publisher: Baen
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed 1634: The Galileo Affair (Assiti Shards, Bk 3) on + 21 more book reviews
I enjoy the whole series, particularly those set in the Germanies. This sort of side trip doesn't interest me as much, but it's still a good read.
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The plot is set in alternate reality. It begins in the year 2000 with a 6-mile piece of West Virginia when people, facilities, American values and capabilities are transplanted to northern Germany in 1632. The 30 Years War is raging in Europe with alliances shifting and armies of mercenaries laying waste to the countryside in the name of one king or another, or none.
It is two years after the "transplant" and science and education for all are viewed with alarm and suspicion by the Holy Roman Empire as well as politically astute leaders. An auto de fey probably awaits Galileo, languishing in prison, unless his American advocate can make a good defense for his support of Copernicus' theories about the paths and revolutions of the Earth and the Sun.
The author uses some likable folks to make a good show of the effectiveness of ingenuity, hard work and the American way.
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More time traveling West Virginians and love at first sight. Recommend reading 1632 first.

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