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Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
by Orson Scott Card | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by PJW of Redmond, Washington USA on Monday, June 06, 2005
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by puppymummy): to be read


10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by PJW from Redmond, Washington USA on Monday, June 06, 2005

10 out of 10

The title sounds like the book is going to be kind of lame, or possibly preachy, but it’s not either of those things. It explores some of the ways things could have been different if small changes were made in history. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Orson Scott Card is at his best.

This is a worn out old copy I got used on Amazon.com for a penny, plus shipping & handling. It looks kind of fragile, but it’s holding together pretty well. 


Journal Entry 2 by PJW from Redmond, Washington USA on Wednesday, July 06, 2005

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This book set off for England via surface mail this afternoon. 


Journal Entry 3 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 22, 2005

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Received this very wet morning from a relay trade. Thanks. 


Journal Entry 4 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 24, 2005

10 out of 10

I've read the Alvin Maker series by this author and really enjoyed it so I was looking forward to this. It started off quite slow and I was beginning to think I wouldn't like it but then suddenly it caught me up and didn't let go until the end. Starting in a future century when the human race is on the verge of exinction due to the damage done to the earth it then travels back to the 15th century. A gripping book and one I'm going to offer as a ray to the other members of the Alvin rings. 


Journal Entry 5 by dodau from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 21, 2005

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Ok I've finally got round to doing something about this ray. The order is
Celticstar UK - Intl
Wingedman USA - Intl
Alanfoxboro USA - Intl
Efs300 USA - Intl
Amberc Aust - Aust
Imn Aust - Intl
Xula Spain -Spain
I have Celticstars add so I will pop it in the post tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 6 by dodau at Surface Mail in Fellow Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 21, 2005

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Finally got round to starting the ray of this book. Enjoy everyone. 


Journal Entry 7 by celticstar from Telford, Shropshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 22, 2005

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Received this morning.

Thanks for the Christmas card and the fantastic celtic bookmark.

I have a few rings to read before this so I'll see if hubby wants to read it while it's waiting for me.

Happy Christmas & Peace To You 


Journal Entry 8 by celticstar from Telford, Shropshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 25, 2006

8 out of 10

Like dodau I found this a bit slow in the beginning but it's not long before it had me gripped. A great combination of History & Sci-fi 


Journal Entry 9 by alanfoxboro from Searcy, Arkansas USA on Friday, April 28, 2006

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I received this book today in the mail. Thanks to dodau for the bookray and to celticstar for sending it on to me. I will read it and send it along ASAP. 


Journal Entry 10 by alanfoxboro from Searcy, Arkansas USA on Saturday, July 01, 2006

8 out of 10

I too have read the Alvin Maker series, and I think I liked Pastwatch better. I have always had a soft spot for alternative history, and Card does a great and unique job with this genre. I thought the book could have been a bit longer (an unusual observation from me as I hate wordiness) to perhaps bring in some more conflict toward the end. It seemed to me that Card glossed over the post-time travel section (i.e. three people uniting a vast new empire in less than 30 years? It couldn't have been that easy). Overall a great book. Probably my second favorite O.S. Card novel (after Ender, of course).

Thanks to dodau for this bookray. It is off to Efs300 pending an address. 


Journal Entry 11 by efs300 from Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, July 22, 2006

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Received this book today. This will be my second Orson Scott Card book (I read Ender's Game back in February). I am almost 1/2 way through "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" so I should get to this book soon. 


Journal Entry 12 by efs300 from Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, August 08, 2006

9 out of 10

A excellent book! I have always enjoyed reading books that involve time travel and this had such a unique plotline and was a very easy and enjoyable read. I think I enjoyed this one ever more than Ender's Game. I have Amberc's address and will get this book in the mail soon. Thanks to dodau for sharing this book! 


Journal Entry 13 by efs300 from Bedford, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, August 08, 2006

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Mailed today to Amberc via surface mail, US Customs Label # LC937166025US 


Journal Entry 14 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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One of 2 books received today. I like Orson Scott Card and look forward to reading this. 


Journal Entry 15 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, November 27, 2006

8 out of 10

I found the first half slow going ands a bit too much like a history lesson at times. The 2nd half more than made up for that and I flew through it. I would have liked more detail in the post time-travel and less before they decided to change history.

posting to lmn60 tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 16 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Friday, December 08, 2006

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Arrived safely! As per usual, I have a few books ahead of this one, but will get to it ASAP. 


Journal Entry 17 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Monday, December 18, 2006

7 out of 10

I'd actually forgotten I'd signed up for this one! I'm glad I did, though. I've enjoyed Card's 'Ender' series and found myself engaged by this one, too.

Like some other journallers, I'd also have liked more detail regarding the intervention by the time travellers, rather than dwelling as much as he did on Columbus's life and the events leading up to the need for intervention.

It's a tribute to Card's writing powers that I found myself thinking about the concepts covered in this novel during my daily life .. and wondering about the ethics of 'interfering' in the timeline.

Thanks for sharing this one, dodau. I've PMed Xula for his/her address and will send it off as soon as I get it.


*Later - Xula was uncontactable - so dodau has encouraged me to share this one with others! 


Journal Entry 18 by winglmn60wing at James Squire Brewhouse, Portland Hotel, Russell St in Melbourne CBD, Meet-up -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

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Released 7 yrs ago (1/16/2007 UTC) at James Squire Brewhouse, Portland Hotel, Russell St in Melbourne CBD, Meet-up -- Controlled Releases

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Released during meetup 


Journal Entry 19 by silvermoonwyrm from Corio, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

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Snagged at the meet up at Melbourne Central. Ooh, Frank didn't journal it, naughty naughty! ;) 


Journal Entry 20 by silvermoonwyrm from Corio, Victoria Australia on Monday, April 16, 2007

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Didn't get around to reading this one in the past month, so I'm bringing it back to meet up to see if anyone else wants to read it before I get to it. 


Journal Entry 21 by silvermoonwyrm at Kaleidoscope Cafe OBCZ in Brunswick, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 03, 2007

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/2/2007 UTC) at Kaleidoscope Cafe OBCZ in Brunswick, Victoria Australia

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Passed on at brunch meetup. 


Journal Entry 22 by wingk-j-hwing from Geelong, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9 out of 10

Picked up a couple of months ago at meetup, another I neglected to journal until now.

Very interesting read, and deals quite well with the big problem posed by attempting to alter the past: "how can you be sure that the actions you interfere with will have the effect you intended?"


Taken to the Melbourne bookcrossing meet tonight. Think it was acquired to pass on to someone looking for Orson Scott Card books. 


Journal Entry 23 by wingpuppymummywing from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Thursday, September 13, 2007

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Picked up at meetup on Tuesday night 




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