has ratings and 80 reviews. Dan said: Yet another great read from a great series. re-read: In this novel, we get to meet, and absorb new. Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. The Americans are divided on. The Galileo Affair. The Epic Struggle of Freedom and Justice Against the Tyrannies of the 17th Century Continues, as European Cunning Meets American .

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The love interest sub-plot was well worth skipping over. Again, good bloody fun.

The Galileo Affair by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis – Baen Books

Published August 1st by Baen first published Languages Italiano Edit links. Dec 30, Chip Hunter rated it really liked it. I’d had trouble getting into it probably no fault to the book but once I got clear of the first two chapters, it’s pretty good.

I ended up with 2 to differentiate it from other books in the series. In many ways this reads like a Tom Clancy techno-thriller set in the age of the Medicis with the Three Stooges thrown in for seasoning.

Following Grantville’s alliance with Gustavus Adolphus and their military successes, texts of modern-day history books of the seventeenth century have become very popular among the powerful personages of Europe and made dramatic effects and turmoil on the continent. Jul 03, Jud Hanson rated it really liked it.

There is much screwball comedy, mixed with politics and scheming, but all eventually ends happily. As they seek to make an ally of the Venetians, they find themselves in a position to change the result of one of the most famous trials in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, that of Galileo himself.


The real issues were considerably more subtle, and had a great deal to do with the fact that a Galileo could not really prove his theories, and b was nevertheless a real jerk about it, seemingly going out of his way to pick fights with other astronomers who probably even agreed with him and also insulting the Pope pretty blatantly in his book.

Hardcover – pages – Love, marriage and betrayal, not necessarily involving the same individuals, and a healthy serving of revolutionary propaganda. Oct 10, Kyle rated it liked it.

I can’t give it any stars since I haven’t finished the book. Of course the base premises are not really plausible with a whole town transplanted years backwards in time, but I think that humans will remain humans, and this book seems more like slapstick at affaie, and humans are way too one dimensional.

I especially appreciated that this story shed a great deal of light on the intricacies of the historical Galileo conflict and exploded the myth that the Catholic church was after him purely because they were a bunch of backward, anti-scientific ignoramuses with an inadequate understanding of Scripture and a power structure to protect.

As part of their plan, they send Tom Stone, the leader of one of the best only pharmaceutical companies to stop the recurrence of the plague. How quickly can they run? The back story is the continuing adventures of the citizens of the small mining town of Grantsville, WV, transported to 17th-century Germany, then in the middle of the Thirty Years’ War.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’ll probably be rather intrigued then. Also, in a similar way to the Ram Rebellion, the book spends a significant portion of its time featuring characters that should really be in the margins of the story. Other books in the series. Don’t depend on learning much about history here. That being said, The Galileo Affair was enjoyable and informative.


1634: The Galileo Affair

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The whole plot line involving them is just annoying in my opinion. So while I still enjoy seeing the universe evolve, the galikeo there can become tedious.

Two years latet, the have made both enemies and allies as the Thirty-Years War is in full swing. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Why certain of the authors feel compelled to elaborate on the hormonal vagaries of a young man in love at such length, as though they wanted alien visitors to understand it, is beyond me.

Galileoo, a West Virginia mining community that a black hole transported back to the Thirty Galuleo War, now forms the kernel of a fledgling democratic Germany. Regardless, when the story picks up I find it really interesting. Archived from the original on April 10, They lack a certain discipline and they are, after all, the children of weed-addled hippies. The book is marred, however, by a jarring focus, and re-focus, and re-focus, and