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Conquest Over Time

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Before Shaara began selling science fiction stories to fiction magazines during the 1950s, he was an amateur boxer and police officer. He later taught literature at Florida State University while continuing to write fiction. The stress of this and his cigarette smoking caused him, at the early age of 36, to have a heart failure, from which he recovered completely. His nove ...more
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Dianne Owens
Jan 14, 2015 Dianne Owens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As my first book by Michael Shaara I didn't know quite what to expect. The main character is struck by the challenge of arranging a trade contract with a planet "straight out of Dickens" whose society is run completely off of their own brand of astrology. The task is made more difficult by landing there on a "bad day".
It is an oddly amusing tale about the meeting of two humanoids civilizations through the third person POV of Pat Travis, a man that has recently been dealing with a string of bad
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Michael Shaara was an American writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. He was born to Italian immigrant parents (the family name was originally spelled Sciarra, which in Italian is pronounced the same way) in Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University in 1951, and served as a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne division prior to the Korean War.
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