He and genetically-created Medusans had been sent to a planet known as X14 to see to a problem with researchers dying off. And unfortunately the problem accompanies them home. Now what Naomi, Leo, and Bonnie must do is get on the ship that was created with the plans from the capsule, and take Peter and the capsule back to the proper year. But a rift in the fabric of time gets him there much later than expected. What they find, what happens, and their interactions with each other, make for a fascinating read. For the past, the present, and the future all find themselves together, with a very surprising alliance formed—from our planetary system and beyond.
This was one of the best-thought-out books I have read in a long time. There is so much going on, at different levels, with different characters, and in entirely different centuries, that a less-gifted author would have lost the reader with what could have been a very confusing story line.
Miskell has fleshed out his characters, their relationships, and the various scenarios ingeniously, through the use of short chapters that alternate between scenes. This way, the book reads like a verbal three-ring circus, but one that is easily followed. The story line, heavily using the science of nanotechnology, does not use a lot of futuristic-sounding terms. It is a story that is actually very believable, given what science has come up with in the past several generations. The author has other books up his sleeve, which is good, because our heroes are still waiting to save the future, not only for our own galaxy, but for a faraway one as well.
Xansmama rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Shelley marked it as to-read Aug 16, Steve Smith marked it as to-read Jun 13, Alan Buxton marked it as to-read May 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Vincent Miskell. Vincent Miskell. It is introduced with peculiar impropriety, in the history of captain Smith and the female Indian Pocahontas. This history, Mr. Davis assures us, has been related with an inviolable adherence to truth, every circumstance being rejected that had not evidence to support it: but by attributing his own verses to one of the personages, he has given a character of fiction to the story which was in itself too romantic to be believed without a solemn affirmation of its authenticity.
Not clear if this is by Davis or drawn from his Travels. Begins right at Smith's capture rather than developing his previous history as in Travels , but the basic plot is the same and some phrases are exact or similar. Most obvious difference is the classical reference: Pocahontas is Dido, Hortensia, the Goddess of Plenty.
And ends with: "When we reflect that so much virtue, heroism, intellect and piety adorned so young a native of our country, we cannot but regard America as the natural clime of greatness, and consider Pocahontas, as exhibiting proof of the powers and capacity of savage nature, rather than an exception to common degeneracy. Striking article; reprinted several times -- see below -- through Reprinted from the Monthly Anthology this year, same title. Arrowsmith, Aaron.
A New and Elegant General Atlas. Brief notice of the marriage of Pocahontas and Rolfe and their honorable descendants, as well as the anecdote about Tomocomo counting the inhabitants of England. Also contains the poem "Sonnet to Pocahontas" ["Where from the shore, I oft have view'd the sail"]: Davis's third work on this topic, this one boasting Thomas Jefferson as subscriber.
Tilton calls this the first admittedly fictional representation of Pocahontas's life.
Same basic story of Pocahontas smitten with Smith who transfers her passion immediately to Rolfe when he is presumed dead as in the Travels , but there is considerable exotic and erotic elaboration in descriptions of Pocahontas cherub lips, luxuriant tresses, filling bosom and events the happy couple's "first intercourse" and "conjugal endearments".
Pocahontas is even "hotter" than she was in Appendices include accounts of Smith and Jamestown, a memoir of the author, as well as Smith's letter to the Queen introducing Pocahontas. A final note mentions the possibility of a sequel called Massacre of the Virginia Planters. Kribbs quotes a subscription appeal to "the Philadelphia ladies of tender sensibilities," who "will all come forward with alacrity as Patronesses to a volume that records the virtues, and develops the conscious flame of Pocahontas the lovely, the susceptible and artless!
In this fourth work on Pocahontas, by far the longest, Davis continues to flesh in the whole Pocahontas story from Travels to Captain with more details, like, for instance, adding in the abduction portion of her story. Kribbs references a flap over Davis's plagiarism in this book that was started by a reviewer in the Monthly Anthology and Boston Review March Holmes, Abiel.
Cambridge, See Burk The excerpt hits the Pocahontas high points: the rescue, the abduction, meeting with Smith in London, her death. Also reprints the prophetic insight about a Smith-Pocahontas romance. Selection from Burk , on the rescue and the abduction.
Pinkerton, John. Brief note on Pocahontas and Rolfe as in Arrowsmith above, prefaced by the fact that "the first settlement of Virginia" dates from the permanency brought by the arrival of Lord Delaware.
No mention of Smith. Reprint of the anonymous Monthly Anthology selection that might be by Davis. Wilmer, James Jones. Baltimore, Life of Smith from Belknap Barlow, Joel. The Columbiad: A Poem. Book IV. Lines In a major revision of his earlier "Vision of Columbus," in this epic poem think Aeneid fueled by nationalistic need the imprisoned Columbus is granted a vision of the future glory of America in which Smith, the "wise chief" of the "queen of colonies," leads "the best of men to wake to fruitful life" the "slumbering soil" of America and "rear an empire with the hand of toil. Caritat, Hocquet.
Volume 1. Selections from Burk. A Bicentennial poem delivered in Jamestown.
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Defeat of the Indians. A preface notes that the author "has not found place to mention the celebrated Pocahontas," even though the poem is long. Blanchard, at the Jubilee of Jamestown. Same as the Jubilee ode just above, with a similar afterword: "The Verse writers for the next 'Virginiad,' are requested to pay their respects to Princess Pocahontas, unavoidably neglected in this first essay. A collection of "orations, odes, and toasts" including the one in the entries above delivered at the Bicentennial celebration the first on May 13th.
The amiable, tender, compassionate Pocahontas is remembered several times, especially in regard to the rescue, and toasted thus: "The benignant spirit, whose humanity and courage so often snatched our ancestors from famine and the sword. Her ashes lie neglected in a strange land, without monument or device; without Barrow, or string of Wampum, but her gentle spirit is in the midst of us, and we hail her with reverence and admiration, as the guardian genius of our fathers, or our infancy, of our cradles.
Barker, James Nelson. Music by John Bray. Representative Plays by American Dramatists. Montrose J.
New York: Dutton, The Romantic Indian. Charles M. Delmar: Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, Early American Drama. Jeffrey H. New York: Penguin, John Bray, The Indian Princess. New World Records NW The first play in English about Pocahontas and based, says Barker, on Smith's Generall Historie and "as close an adherence to historic truth has been preserved as dramatic rules would allow of. The English come to the New World for altruistic purposes, to bring civilization to the Indians. Their presence creates a division among the Indians, and the English actually fight with the "good" against the "bad" led by Pocahontas's Indian lover.