Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

by Orson Scott Card

I suppose this book should be categorized as "alternative history."  Regardless, Card's extraordinary storytelling skills allow him to develop not one, but two alternative histories for Christopher Columbus and the "discovery" of the Americas.   He left me longing for time to pursue his bibliography on the tribes, customs, and technological developments of 14th and 15th-century Central America.  There's a great high-school interdisciplinary history/English lesson in this book..

Copyright 1998, 199, 2000, 2001  by David N. Shearon