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The Star and the Rockets

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True story: in 1954, Joe Baumann hit 72 home runs for the Roswell Rockets, the most exciting thing to happen to Roswell since the alien landing. Not to imply a causal relationship. Well, maybe a little one...in Harry Turtledove's The Star and the Rockets.

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ebook, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Tor Books (first published January 22nd 2011)
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TL
Apr 24, 2015 TL rated it really liked it
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Recommended to TL by: From reading another Tor short of his
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A chilly January night in Roswell. Joe Bauman has discovered that’s normal for eastern New Mexico. It gets hot here in the summer, but winters can be a son of a bitch. That Roswell’s high up—3,600 feet—only makes the cold colder. Makes the sky clearer, too. A million stars shine down on Joe.

One of those stars is his: the big red one marking the Texaco station at 1200 West Second Street. He nods to himself in slow satisfaction. He’s had a good run, a hell of a good run, here in Roswell. The way i
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Apr 26, 2015 Jokoloyo rated it liked it
By noticing the author, we can expect the alternate history sub genre, blend it with secret history.
It might help to enjoy the story if aware with Joe Bauman long-held homer record.
Badseedgirl
Apparently aliens like baseball also.
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Nice. No spoilers here. A superior, fun, short story from turtledove.
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Dr Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, who has produced a sizeable number of works in several genres including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction.

Harry Turtledove attended UCLA, where he received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977.

Turtledove has been dubbed "The Master of Alternate History". Within this genre he is known both for creating original sce
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