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ISBN:
0812539672
Author:
Harry Harrison
Category:
Science Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Assoc Llc (August 1, 1993)
Pages:
320 pages
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I must have read 'A Rebel in Time' soon after it was published in 1983. A mixed bag. The first half of the story is a "who done it" and the science fiction part kinda sneaks in and then becomes the vehicle for the pursuit of the bad guy in the Antebellum South.

I must have read 'A Rebel in Time' soon after it was published in 1983. I thought it was earlier, at least 40 years ago, but my memory is playing tricks on me. What I do remember about it is that it was one of those very rare books that I enjoyed so much, that I turned around and reread it almost immediately. The best part of the struggle is that our intrepid hero is black and has to pursue the murderer in an area where he's likely to be picked up as an escaped slave and perhaps killed on the spot.

Invasion: Earth (New York: Ace Books, 1982). A Rebel in Time (New York: Tor/Pinnacle, 1983).

A Rebel in Time (also published as Rebel in Time) is a 1983 science fiction novel by Harry Harrison. The book centers around a racist colonel, Wesley McCulloch, and his black pursuer, Troy Harmon.

Harry Harrison - Rebel in Time. Harry Harrison - SSR 06 - A Stainless Steel Rat is Born.

Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction author, known, among other, for his character The Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966)

Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction author, known, among other, for his character The Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966). The latter was the rough basis for the motion picture Soylent Green (1973). Harrison was (with Brian Aldiss) the co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.

A Rebel in Time deals with two familiar SF themes; time travel and alternate histories

A Rebel in Time deals with two familiar SF themes; time travel and alternate histories. A present-day soldier, Troy Harmon, is recruited into an obscure government organisation whose job is to "watch the watchers"; to keep an eye on people with high security clearance.

A Rebel in Time book. The good parts of the book (the time travel, science fiction bits) get lost in an otherwise humdrum Civil War re-enactment. Maybe Harry Harrison intended for the book to start out as a modern mystery that took a sci-fi turn but the marketing gave it away. The book might play better if you didn't know what was coming. But when you’ve got Robert E. Lee and Confederate soldiers with machine guns on the cover, it feels like a huge let down when you don’t get more of that.

Genre: Science Fiction.

in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction. To follow McCulloch, to try to put an end to his insane mission - Troy Harman has to embark on a strictly one-way trip. Books related to A Rebel in Time. in Fiction & Literature.

So wrote Harry Harrison in a 1990 essay that described science fiction . He imagined taking a time machine to the future and finding no one there

So wrote Harry Harrison in a 1990 essay that described science fiction, the genre in which he wrote more than 60 novels, as rubbish. Some critics thought his work helped prove the point. Charles Platt, writing in The Washington Post in 1984, said that Mr. Harrison was better at evoking the personalities of lizards than of people. He imagined taking a time machine to the future and finding no one there.

Colonel McCulloch believes that history can be changed and that the South can still win the War Between the States, and with gold, an automatic weapon, and some top-secret blueprints, he goes back in time to reverse the outcome of the Civil War. Reissue.
  • Downloaded
I must have read 'A Rebel in Time' soon after it was published in 1983. I thought it was earlier, at least 40 years ago, but my memory is playing tricks on me.

What I do remember about it is that it was one of those very rare books that I enjoyed so much, that I turned around and reread it almost immediately.

When I discovered that it had been released as an eBook, I was curious to find out if I thought it was as good as I remembered.

It is. Started last night, finished this morning.

Give it a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Now if the publishers would just release out of print books in eBook form... I'm thinking of 'Memoirs of an Invisible Man' and 'And to my Nephew Albert I Leave the Island What I Won Off Fatty Hagan in a Poker Game' (if only for the books's title).
  • Wenyost
this book would be an excellent movie .look at the cover, that machine gun would have changed the course of the Civil War..and to send a black man back during that time to correct things is an exciting theme.
  • Akta
Sympathetic, thoughtful characters. Good feel for the period. Does not seem dated after 30 years. Good use of time travel, parallel worlds and paradoxes. Ingesting
  • fabscf
Well writen alternate history.
  • Xisyaco
No dust jacket!
  • Doulkree
A Rebel in Time is fun, thoughtful, and well researched. It starts with a classic cop after a bad guy, but rapidly escalates to a chase through time. The subtext of a black cop in pre-civil war south is also not missed. I loved this book the first time I read it years ago, and loved it today when I read it on my Kindle.
  • Der Bat
A mixed bag. The first half of the story is a "who done it" and the science fiction part kinda sneaks in and then becomes the vehicle for the pursuit of the bad guy in the Antebellum South. The best part of the struggle is that our intrepid hero is black and has to pursue the murderer in an area where he's likely to be picked up as an escaped slave and perhaps killed on the spot.

I'm not a big detective story reader, so the first half, although well done, moved kinda slow for me. The second half of the book woke me up and the story came alive.
This has strong echos of Guns of the South. A mad racist finds a way to return to the pre Civil War south. He brings a stack of gold, plans for a new kind of weapon and a copy of that weapon itself, the easy to manufacture WWII British Sten gun. The Sten cost a pittance to make and was simple enough that parts could be made in tiny shops all over England. The mad man aimed to preserve the Southern Cause.
His Nemesis is an Army undercover cop with the courage to take a one way time trip.
Harrison has a good feel for the social issues of mid-nineteenth century America. He also manages to bring in some very famous people from American history. All in all it is a readable if not very innovative or frankly all that interesting book.
In 1983 when it was published it was probably fresher. Time travel is a now well traveled road and we want something new. Sorry Harry, I do like the body of your work.