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Fire on the Mountain (Spectacular Fiction) Paperback – October 1, 2009
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"A slender novel, but it does the science fiction trick of making you step back from your own world and see it more clearly, and it does so while wrenching your heart and setting your pulse pounding. All in all, one of the best alternate histories I've read." Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
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Top Customer Reviews
There are a few things unexplained (precise geography, how technology advanced so fast so quickly, mostly).
Loved the irony of Abe Lincoln, whose mission was to preserve the Union and implement gradual emancipation, has mad him a villain.
Only question for me is why was the mechanic named Elvis Pressley Cardwell (not sure if the last name is correct) - is he supposed to be the "real" Elvis?
Overall, it's an intelligent, fun, interesting read.
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The best alternative history I've ever read. It makes the narrative a personal experience and thrilling history novel, rather than simply mechanical exposition. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Adil Mughal
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