Them Bones

Them Bones Madison Yazoo Leake of the bombed out radiation ridden st century wanted to go back in time to stop World War III before it began When he stepped through the time portal he thought he was enteri

  • Title: Them Bones
  • Author: Howard Waldrop
  • ISBN: 9780441805570
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Madison Yazoo Leake, of the bombed out, radiation ridden 21st century, wanted to go back in time to stop World War III before it began When he stepped through the time portal, he thought he was entering 1930s era Louisiana Instead, he found himself in a world where Arabs had explored America, Christianity and the Roman Empire had never existed, and Aztecs performed humanMadison Yazoo Leake, of the bombed out, radiation ridden 21st century, wanted to go back in time to stop World War III before it began When he stepped through the time portal, he thought he was entering 1930s era Louisiana Instead, he found himself in a world where Arabs had explored America, Christianity and the Roman Empire had never existed, and Aztecs performed human sacrifices near the Mississippi as wooly mammoths roamed nearby

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    1. Howard Waldrop is a science fiction author who works primarily in short fiction Waldrop s stories combine elements such as alternate history, American popular culture, the American South, old movies, classical mythology, and rock n roll music.

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    1. Since Howard Waldrop is the kind of author who stages a Hitler victorious alternate history scenario solely to determine the impact of a Nazi victory on Peter Lorre, and the kind of writer who asks How would a Texas sheriff who is suspiciously reminiscent of Slim Pickens have responded to an invasion of his town by H.G Wells s Martians , I am inclined to think the pitch for THEM BONES went something like this It s a time travel story with cowboys and Indians, except the Indians are actually Miss [...]


    2. Waldrop uses an orthodox time travel plot to launch a detailed alternative history A three pronged story arc with one intriguing archeologists finding the remains of the time travelers in 1930 s Lousiana including a cameo from Kingfish , one harrowing a doomed expedition of time travelers encountering Native Americans whose besieged state has parallels with the Vietnam War and the Indian Wars genocide , and one that is both Madison Yazoo Leake s adventures in past that that includes mound builde [...]


    3. The hardback edition of this book is one of my most treasured possessions purchased, if I remember correctly, at my first Octocon Howard Waldrop s short stories blew me away, but this was my first head wrecking, brain buzzing encounter with a writer who bends fiction and time and space and history into equally gonzo shapes Them Bones has three separate strands of war, archaeology and adventures amongst the Amerindian Moundbuilders of the Mississipi as refugees from a dying world try to save thei [...]



    4. Characters in time travel novels must not have ever read a time travel novel If they had, they would know that their efforts at fixing history were doomed to failure.In Howard Waldrop s 1978 novel Them Bones, travelers from 2002 go back in time in an effort to prevent the world war that has left earth a radiation poisoned wasteland Madison Yazoo Leake is the group s scout He quickly figures out that he is not in 1930 s Louisiana In fact he has not only overshot his time destination by around 500 [...]


    5. Isoa teksti oli nopea lukea, ja tarina oli ihan viihdytt v En muistanut tarinasta oikeastaan muuta kuin sen kohdan, jossa hevosen ensi kertaa tapaavat intiaanit tarjoavat lihaa moiselle pedolle Lis ksi on aina huvittava lukea vanhempaa tieteiskirjallisuutta, jonka tulevaisuus on jo menneisyytt Onneksi ei tullut kolmatta maailmansotaa vuonna 2002.


    6. Sono tre le storie parallele che vengono raccontate, ognuna da un punto di vista diverso e in un epoca diversa Bessie, antropologa, lavora allo scavo sulle rive del Mississippi, insieme al dottor Kincaid, l archeologo di turno, caratterizzato dalla sua pipa fumante sempre con s L quipe convinta di stare scavando dei tumuli indiani di XIII secolo, quando sorgono invece tra i reperti delle targhette metalliche appartenenti a soldati americani e cavalli, che riportano ferite da arma da fuoco, preci [...]


    7. Madison Yazoo Leake of the bombed out, radiation ridden 21st century wanted to go back in time to stop World War III before it began When he stepped through the time portal he thought he was entering 1930s era Louisiana Instead, he found himself in a world where Arabs had explored America Christianity and the Roman Empire had never existed and Aztecs performed human sacrifices near the Mississippi as woolly mammoths roamed nearby Blurb from the 1984 Ace Science Fiction Special edition.A secret g [...]


    8. I d never heard of Waldrop before picking this thirty year old book up at a yard sale but he s a pretty well known sci fi writer who works almost entirely in short fiction This is one of only two novels he s written, and even this is constructed in a way that s closer to an blend of novellas than a traditional novel One storyline follows a 1929 archaeological dig in Louisiana targeting the remnants of a Moundbuilder Native American site When they uncover a historically impossible horse skeleton, [...]


    9. Wow This book almost didn t seem like a Howard Waldrop book it seemed mature , dare I say There were definitely still touches of Waldrop all over, but for some reason it felt like an older, mature Waldrop writing it And yet most of the Waldrop I ve read has come after this period 1984 Anyway, great time travel and archaeology book Great piece of storytelling The scenes with the Aztecs reminded me a lot of Mel Gibson s Apocalypto So much so that I d almost imagine the movie using portions of th [...]


    10. Waldrop is a TX writer specializing in wacked out alternate history novels, who seems to have all but vanished from the scene a shame, as the few books i ve encountered by him this one and a few volumes on ziesing press are pretty awesome With the exception of the execrable Texas Israeli Wars with jake saunders , anything that s findable is worth a spin.


    11. Interesting take on time travel It was interesting enough to keep me reading, but not without issues The book follows 3 different time lines groups that are loosely tied together, but only partly comes together in the end For me there should have been a lot world building and a concrete finish I enjoyed parts of the story but was a bit disappointed overall.


    12. This is an astonishing, sad novel with deeply realized characters and vivid western U.S desert settings It has one of the finest opening chapters of any book This book, like most ofHoward Waldrop s writing, gets the voices of its characters just right as they pull you into their dilemma I would recommend most of Waldrop s work, but this novel exceeds the short stories.


    13. Quite unusual sci fi, I must say, but worth reading, I liked it very much and it was thrilling most of the time I like stories like this, about what would happen if someone changed the past I didn t expect it to be that interesting, though.


    14. A rather episodic time travel novel switching between three different time zones alternative histories Quite a good idea but I didn t find any of the characters realised apart from the hero in one and the man who befriends him in the pre Colombian type society where he ends up.




    15. Point of divergence Carthage wins Second Punic War America is uncolonized and under indigenous rule, but with Hellenized Arab traders in steamboats on the Mississippi and Ohio.



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