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#26: A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor - Robert G. Pielke

Synopsis & Book Info:
The first book in a new science fiction series that follows the adventures of Edwin Blair and the aliens known as Pests as they chase each other through all the centuries of Earth's past.

Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Altered Dimensions
ISBN: 9781936021239
Purchase at Amazon


My Opinion:
I sit here, thinking how to write a good review, while feeling bad for not liking the story.
I liked the way it was written. It flowed well, I just felt that it went a place I wasn't willing to go.
When I read the synopsis for the book, I thought it was a neat premise. Aliens in Early America?! With "Honest Abe" no less. I'm not even American, but the idea appealed to me.
It was a total let down though. Waaaay to far fetched fr that era, and it was all unexplainable. Some things have to be explainable to be enjoyable.
This just wasn't my cup of tea. I'm sure there will be lots of people who disagree, but they are Twilight Zone fans. Again, not me.


Recommend? No, sorry.

~I received a copy from Tribute Books. I was not compensated for my opinion.~


  1. Hi Freda,

    Even though it wasn't you cup of tea, I really appreciate your giving it a try. [I can empathize. There are many well-regarded books that just didn't do anything for me.]

    Bob Pielke

  2. Freda, thanks for participating in the blog tour. For those who'd like to follow along, please visit

  3. I was interested in what you'd say about this one. I don't read many alien books, but the premise of this one did sound interesting.

  4. Hi "Carolsnotebook,"

    If you'd like to read it and post your comments on your own blog, I'll arrange to get you a copy. I value all comments.

    Bob Pielke

  5. The synopsis does sound interesting, sort of reminds me of a Dr Who story. Sorry you didn't care for this one.

  6. Hi SquirrelQueen,

    Since SF and Action flix are among your favorites, you might try the book...

    Also, when my non-fiction book, Rock Music in American Culture: You Say You Want a Revolution?, comes out later this year, you might give that a try too. [Judas Priest is one of my "all times..." [Dare I've got another thing comin'!]

    Bob Pielke


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