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Book Review of 1634: The Galileo Affair (Assiti Shards, Bk 3)

1634: The Galileo Affair (Assiti Shards, Bk 3)
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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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