SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor Book Review

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor Book Review

It has taken centuries to recognize that all humans possess certain unalienable rights. There will come a time when we have to consider whether others deserve those rights as well. That time will come on July 3, 1863.

When a stranger carrying a shiny, metallic valise steps aboard a train carrying Abraham Lincoln home from a two year stint in Congress, everyone stares, wondering about the stranger's odd clothing and strange footwear with the word Nike emblazoned on them.

When the strange man shows up in Lincoln's office at the White house 14 years later, still wearing the same clothes, carrying the same valise and looking not a day older, the president and his staff know something is odd.

But when Edwin Blair opens his valise and projects a 3D image of the Earth on Lincoln's wall, then proceeds to tell a fanciful tale about time traveling aliens preparing to land at Gettysburg on July 3rd, they are sure they've met a lunatic.
Unfortunately for them, they're wrong.

A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor, is the first book in a new science fiction series that follows the adventures of Edwin Blair and the aliens known as Pests as they chase each other through all the centuries of Earth's past.

A little about the Author-

I was born in Baltimore,
Son of a nurseryman.

I started to write,
When I was only 10.

I BA-ed at Maryland,
In history and philosophy.
I seminaried in Gettysburg,
To dodge the war.
I doctored at Claremont,
Still dodging the war.
I taught at George Mason,
And El Camino as well.
I wrote on Rock & Roll,
And other stuff too.
I wrote some science fiction,
With time travel themes.
I wrote A New Birth of Freedom,
An alternate history.
I am writing two more,
A trilogy, no less.
I am going to be published!
Son of a gun!!

If you could go back in time, and meet anyone, who would it be?? I thought of this question and what I would answer and I think I would want to meet Elvis!!! I know that sounds silly, but the man was gorgeous, and a great Actor/Singer.

In A New Birth Of Freedom, Edwin Blair gets that exact chance. He goes back in time to meet with Abe Lincoln!!!

Now of course there is an even more interesting twist. Aliens are involved!!

I don't want to give out too many details, I really want you to read this book. Robert Pielke keeps you on your toes, and wanting more.

The ending was a little different then what I thought it would be, but still very well written!!

I am looking forward to the next book!!!


Unknown said...

Thanks Sara,

It does have kind of a surprise ending -- and it does ask for people who are interested to read the second one too. [Same for the second and third too!!] ;-)

Bob Pielke

Tribute Books said...

Sarah - thanks for the review and for hosting a stop on the blog tour.

I'm glad that you enjoyed the book and are looking forward to the others in the trilogy.

For all those who'd like to follow along on the tour, please check out

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