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Nat Turner: Prophet and Slave Revolt Leader
Terry Bisson describes the 1831 slave revolt led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia. The book focuses on Turner's life, with an emphasis on the events that led to the slave uprising. Turner's religious views, along with the abuse and mistreatment he received at the hands of his owners are well documented. Plenty of background information is given on Turner's reasons for planning the rebellion. Bisson devotes significant time to describing the ...
Numbers Don't Lie
Three outrageously funny stories are carefully interwoven around the narrator, Irving and his flaky, but impressively brilliant friend Wilson Wu. Irving is cast into 3 separate misadventures all the while being guided (or lead astray) by Wu. Initially, Irving hunts for brake parts in Brooklyn, for his Volvo only to stumble upon an interplanetary illegal dumping ground from used tires and a city seemingly full of guys named Vinnie. He returns with Volv...
Pirates of the Universe
In the near distant future, Gunther “Gun” Ryder is a Ranger for Disney-Windows (D-W) the mega-corporation that has a monopoly on the Earth's energy. Flying in pairs, a Rangers job is to pilot a “rail space vehicle” and collect skin from the PD's (Petey's), massive, elongated bubble universes that periodically appear in groups of three to orbit the moon. The skin has become the new source of currency as all oil was wiped out by petroleum eating bacteria...
The Pickup Artist
Tor, Apr 2001, 22.95, 240 pp. ISBN: 0312874030 The Federal Bureau of Arts and Information provides a critical service for the people. They pick up, pay, and destroy art that has had its “place in the sun”. The importance is to make room for new art because space is at a premium. Salinger and Miller are ancient history, and Shakespeare must have been off planet as the Alexandrians proud of that ancient fire rule the arts. BAI PICKUP ...

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