The landmark alternate history novel by one of the best American writers (Ray Bradbury). In the world of this novel, said to be an inspiration for Philip K. Dicks The Man in the High Castle, the Confederacy has triumphed and become an imperialist nation. What is left of the United States has been drained of its resources and is trapped in a depression. Hodge, a young man living in a village in rural New York with his parents, decides to head to the city to escape his otherwise inevitable future of poverty and indentured servitude. But the specter of war between the Confederacy and the other great global power, the German Union, haunts the entire region, and a nationalist terrorist group has other plans for Hodge. Before long, he is swept up in the politics of the day and becomes involved with a beautiful physicist who is working on a machine intended to change his fateand the fate of the world. Long before Harry Turtledoves The Guns of the South, Bring the Jubilee was the first novel to pose the question What if the South had won the Civil War? A counterfactual classic, it was included in renowned science fiction editor David Pringles list of the 100 Best Science Fiction Novels. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Ward Moore including rare images from the authors estate. ...
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Bring the Jubilee: What if the South Had Won the Civil War? Reviews
5.0 stars. THE BEST ALTERNATIVE HISTORY/TIME TRAVEL STORY I HAVE EVER READ!!!! This book has been on my "to be read" pile for years and I did not have overly high expectations when I finally opened the book. Well, I was blown away by both the writing and the story.
In brief, the plot concerns an alternate history in which the South won the Battle of Gettysburg and, eventually, the Civil War. Thus the story takes place in a world where the Confederate States of America is a separate, prosperous c ...more
Excellent Alternate History / Time travel short story.
Bring the Jubilee is told in two parts, entirely from the perspective of Hodgins "Hodge" Backmaker, citizen an alternate timeline United States. As a reader and historian, Hodge ponders many facts about the timeline - the Confederate states won the war and thrived afterward, the former United States stagnated, and the German Union won the Emperor's War (1914-1916).
In the first section of the book, Hodge leaves home and has adventures. Much is revealed about his character and some of the politica ...more
This would have been much better as a short story. The first four fifths of the book were completely unnecessary, did not suitably build up the alternative history in question, and were dreadfully dull.
An alternate history tale in which the South won the Civil War. The main part of the story takes place some 60 years after the war and the United States (just the North) has fallen into disarray after its disastrous loss to the South. I found this part of the book fascinating, with interesting speculation on how the state of the world changes if the United States breaks up (if a bit outlandish at times).
(view spoiler)[However, the book starts to lose its appeal when the author tries to reconcil ...more
This is the best alternate history of the civil war books I've ever read and one of the best, and earliest, alternative history books in general.
Bring the Jubilee: A brilliant alternative history where the South prevailed
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature
Bring the Jubilee is a fairly obscure alternate-history story published in 1953 in which the South won the "War for Southron Independence". In this world, Robert E. Lee succeeds Jefferson Davis as the second president of the Confederacy in 1865. The Confederacy steadily expands its empire through Mexico and South America. Its chief rival is the German Union, which splits control of ...more
This 1953 novel is both an alternate history and time travel science fiction. In the years since, it has been in print through a succession of publishers, and will now be released in ebook format by Open Road Media. I received a kindle format version at no cost, prior to release, in return for publishing an honest review.
American Civil War alternate histories are a staple of the genre, probably the best known being MacKinlay Kantor’s If The South Had Won the Civil War (1961), and more recently H ...more