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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Liberating Atlantis by Harry Turtledove

Genre: Alternate History

Liberating Atlantis is the third novel in Turtledove's three novel alternate history Atlantis series.  In this series, Atlantis is a continent that is discovered by English explorers in the late 15th century.  Atlantis is populated with native peoples, and incredible exotic plants and animals.  The history of Atlantis parallels the history of the United States in our timeline.

Liberating Atlantis covers the civil war period of history.  In Atlantis, the southern states have plantations and slaves, the northern states do not have slavery.  In this retelling of history, the slaves rise up against their masters, and the government sends the army to quell the rebellion.

Opening Atlantis, the first book in the series, covers the initial period of discovery and exploration.  Early explorers of Atlantis must learn about this strange land and its incredible and dangerous creatures.

The United States of Atlantis, the second book in the series, covers the revolutionary period.  Colonists must battle the British to find freedom and liberty, and create a new government.

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