1634: The Galileo Affair

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  • Title: 1634: The Galileo Affair
  • Author: Eric Flint Andrew Dennis William Dufris
  • ISBN: 9781584390022
  • Page: 115
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident The democratic ideals of tThe Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident The democratic ideals of the CPE have aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, effective ruler of France, who has moved behind the scenes, making common cause with old enemies to stop this new threat to the privileged and powerful But the CPE is also working in secret A group of West Virginians have secretly traveled to Venice where their advanced medical knowledge may prevent the recurrence of the terrible plague which recently killed a third of the city state s population At the same time, the group hopes to establish commercial ties with Turkey s Ottoman Empire, then at the height of its power And, most important, they hope to establish private diplomatic ties with the Vatican, exploiting Pope Urban VIII s misgivings about the actions of Richelieu and the Hapsburgs But a Venetian artisan involved with the West Virginians may cause all their plans to come to naught Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy The Americans are divided on whether to help him or stop him and whether he succeeds or fails, the results may be catastrophic for the CPE.

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    1. The Galileo Affair is where the Ring of Fire series really begins to show its promise. With a much tighter cast of characters and plot than its predecessors, we're able to get a deep, rather than a broad, look at the setting and really develop some fun plot threads. It's vastly less focused on military matters (I like David Weber fine, but I'm just not as interested in guns as he is) and the Stone family is a nice counterpoint to the otherwise fairly idealized blue-collar main characters.On that [...]

    2. First a quick note: calls this "Assiti Shards, #3" but in the recommended reading order this is in pos 6 or possibly 5 (1634 Ram Rebellion can be read before this one without any real loss).In the widely sprawling fictional universe conceived by the book 1632, we have now reached Venice and the catholic church. President/Prime Minister Stearns sends his best medical people and best priests to represent USE (United States of Europe) in Venice, the most powerful, reachable, catholic state that is [...]

    3. Again another solid Novel in the 1632 Verse series. I really enjoy how Eric Flint tells his story and at the same time including a history lesson. I highly recommend this series to any one who enjoys history and alt-history. Lastly this whole series has gotten me interested in reading more about this time period from both a political, religious and military point of view.

    4. This book was entertaining, but the Stone boys are idiots. The ones who aren't Frank are especially dumb because they seem to have nothing actually motivating their stupid actions. The whole plot line involving them is just annoying in my opinion. The rest of the book was pretty good though. This book deserves maybe three and one half stars.

    5. Lot of fun. Popes, revolutionaries, hippies and agents provocateurs chasing each other around and through the Vatican. Love, marriage and betrayal, not necessarily involving the same individuals, and a healthy serving of revolutionary propaganda.

    6. The third novel in this wonderful series. Most of this one takes place in Venice of 1632, with characters from modern Grantville in the U.S. Start with the first novel though.

    7. From Publishers Weekly After the emotionally draining tragedy that concluded Flint and David Weber's _1633 (2002), Flint (The Philosophical Strangler_) and newcomer Dennis provide a more lighthearted interlude in Renaissance Italy. Grantsville, a West Virginia mining community that a black hole transported back to the Thirty Years War, now forms the kernel of a fledgling democratic Germany. An embassy to Venice is led by Grantsville's only Roman Catholic priest, whose revelations about Vatican I [...]

    8. This was not a commute book - this was a "hanging around the house" book. Because I have to save the commute books for the actual commute, of course, but sometimes I feel like reading when I'm home. 1634:The Galileo Affair lasted me a looooong time. It's been on my currently-reading list for as long as I've been on GoodReads, and I started it well before that. It had a Spider-Man 3 ticket stub for a bookmark, so at least that long ago.The Galileo Affair is a prime example of one of the risks run [...]

    9. This is one of numerous spin-offs from Eric Flint's brilliant 1632 and 1633. What that means is that this book (and the other spin-offs) deviate from the primary storyline of the previous books. While expanding the overall story of the impact Grantville has on the world of the 1630's, this book basically ignores the (more exciting) developments of the war with France and the exploits of the USE ambassadors in London, Scotland, and Amsterdam. That is the reason I think most people are disappointe [...]

    10. "1634: The Galileo Affair" is book 3 of the Ring of Fire series (or Assiti Shards) by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis. I liked it a lot but it's not as good as the previous two books. It is also somewhat lighter although the series is light enough as it is.The story: The United States of Europe which is the West Virginia town of Grantville transported back in time to the 1600s, is sending a delegation to Venice to build up a pharmaceutical industry but Cardinal Richelieu continues to scheme and the [...]

    11. The plot of "The Galileo Affair" (4th or 5th or something in the 1632 series) follows the USE embassy to Venice, where Tom "Stoner" Stone's sons find themselves quickly involved with the local "Committee of Correspondence" and without really intending to find that they're planning a raid to rescue Galileo from the clutches of the Inquisition. Whether he needs it or not. While I find the whole 1632 series pretty dense with politics and huge numbers of minor (if historically major) characters and [...]

    12. I think this may be my favourite of the 163x series, though I'm currently in the middle of a reread of the entire series, so I may change my mind further along.It confines itself to one main plotline with associated subplots, and although it has a fair number of PoV characters they're all associated with the same plotline. This makes it a lot more coherent than many of the other volumes in the series, and means one is a lot less likely to greet any given PoV with "oh no, not this nitwit again!" [...]

    13. 1634: The Galileo Affair starts with the displaced Americans (their name changes so many times) deciding it would be beneficial to make Venice an ally. As part of their plan, they send Tom Stone, the leader of one of the best (only) pharmaceutical companies to stop the recurrence of the plague. With him come his three sons, who end up involved in a hair brained plan to rescue Galileo from the Inquisition. If you don't know, all of this takes place in 1634. All of this is also escalated by the Fr [...]

    14. I can't give it any stars since I haven't finished the book. I'm not in the right frame of mind.In order to read Flint's "Ring of Fire" books, the reader must be in a particular state of mind. They read like a program on the History Channel where the same show can be riveting or repulsive depending on one's mood.These books are written in the wordy, exacting style of those books written in the 17th and 18th centuries. Because I read the first two editions of this series during the same time I re [...]

    15. so the city from the future continues to struggle going into its 3rd year. This time around the author has decided for the year to cover multiple books but instead of being chronological they take each story by region. I haven't decided if this is a good thing supposedly it won't matter which order they are read in but will have to read more to be sure.The USE has sent off a an envoy to Venice for trade and to prevent a plague and exchange info. Most of story however focus on the kids who get in [...]

    16. I liked 1632 and 1633 more than I thought I would; this sequel is the best of the books so far. It was more tightly written, with a little better character development. I laughed out loud when Ruy introduces himself to a gang of ruffians in true Inigo Montoya / hidalgo fashion; Sharon wonders where he found a copy of The Princess Bride, but Billy realizes that Ruy isn't kidding; he's the archetype Goldman was spoofing in person. (Characters do frequently pick up "up-time" phrases and words, some [...]

    17. After slogging through 1634: The Ram Rebellion I almost stopped reading my way through the 1632 Universe. This one, however, was a return to the good storytelling seen in 1632 through 1634 The Baltic War. It's not real strong on action though, and I flip-flopped between giving it a 3 or a 4. However, the book did a good job of both holding my attention and expanding the political/strategic picture, so I give it a 4.

    18. The second I've read in the series, and good reason to read more of them. The cast of characters are one of the big joys of these books. Flint and his co-authors have a flair for using each character's background in clever and often amusing ways. Case in point, an instance in this book where one young character falls back on his experience as a pitcher to help get out of a jam. And who can resist an impish pope? Plus alt-history is always a good impetus to dive into actual history. After reading [...]

    19. I still love the up-timers from this series and really enjoy learning the history of the Thirty Years' War, but the writing is beginning to be a bit "stretched". I had hoped there would be more of Galileo's trial (cannot say too much for fear of spoilers).The series continues and I'll continue reading it.Updated review after a second reading:I'm much more impressed with the story this time around. Since I read the first three Grantville Gazette volumes just prior to this re-read, I am even more [...]

    20. I finally finished this book after several false starts. I'd had trouble getting into it (probably no fault to the book) but once I got clear of the first two chapters, it's pretty good.Flint manages to very carefully thread the fine line between detail and readability. I've often thought that these books would make good youth fiction, since they often deal with younger characters and read so easily. Nevertheless, they're so densely packed with layers and characters that anyone stays engaged (th [...]

    21. This book is an interesting sequel to "1632" and "1633", but has its flaws. It's interesting to see how knowledge of a future that isn't going to happen can change an alternative timeline. The book is marred, however, by a jarring focus, and re-focus, and re-focus, and jeez marie, how many times can I stand it, on the aching gonads of one of the young lads in the book, and his juvenile yearnings toward getting laid, the protectiveness of the young lady's family, and on and bloody on. Half the b [...]

    22. The small town of Grantsville, WV, finds itself transported back 300 years to 17th century Europe and the year 1632. Two years latet, the have made both enemies and allies as the Thirty-Years War is in full swing. As they seek to make an ally of the Venetians, they find themselves in a position to change the result of one of the most famous trials in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, that of Galileo himself.I highly recommend this long-running series by Eric Flint. He definitely desrves [...]

    23. gah. i hadn't realized that this was part of a series, and smack dab in the middle as far as i can tell. i listened to at least an hour, maybe two of this thing, and i still don't quite know what's going on. and the reader's attempt at various accents (Western twang, Italian, German -- good lord he tries to span the globe) is painful -- tho admittedly necessary, because i don't see any other way of keeping the hundreds of characters straight. i am so done with this, and don't plan to ever attemp [...]

    24. Not as strong as the previous three. The weak characters are given the spotlight in this one, and the whole book plays out as an "away game" with occaisional cut-away scenes back in Grantville. Grantville and the politics / characters there are the best part of the series, so this whole novel just felt like a pointless digression. I figure the next few books in the series will likewise focus on small away missions, I hope more succesfully than this one. The love interest sub-plot was well worth [...]

    25. Due to the fact that book 2 was shelved under Weber in the library, I didn't find it until months later. I skipped it and read book 3, but the writing style didn't grab me as much as the first book and I'd definitely missed a lot of plot from skipping a book. The book is a decent read, though, so it was still interesting in and of itself. Maybe I'll go back and read the second book someday and this one will make more sense.

    26. The part of the 1632 series that I've always been the least interested in was the religious conflict aspect, so large parts of this book weren't that interesting. Also, in a similar way to the Ram Rebellion, the book spends a significant portion of its time featuring characters that should really be in the margins of the story.The last third of the book picks up dramatically and becomes significantly more interesting, but it was hard work to get there.

    27. This is my re-reading of this book. It starts slow, especially I think considering I avoid all the Virginia DeMarce books because they're horrible so I don't catch all the references in the beginning. Regardless, when the story picks up I find it really interesting. I'm glad to see Sharon given a chance for development beyond Hans Richter's fiancee, and the story is interesting. The fact that I love Italy may help, but regardless it's a good read.

    28. Gah! The afterword certainly reveals the writing by committee of the book; certain threads (Mazzare and company, especially Lennox) were very fine, others (the Stone boys and their adventures) were absurd, tedious, overlong. Why certain of the authors feel compelled to elaborate on the hormonal vagaries of a young man in love at such length, as though they wanted alien visitors to understand it, is beyond me. Certainly the poorest of a generally enjoyable series.

    29. I think that the beauty of this series is that, with the multitude of authors writing for this fictional universe, that the central idea doesn't become stale. This was a purely fun book. It fleshed out some secondary characters that we had been introduced to before and introduced some new characters. It's a smart book but the central plot was engaging and fun. So far, this is one of my favorites.

    30. The first of many sequels to 1632 and 1633, this book focuses more on the theological-political impact of the Ring of Fire. The newly formed United States of Europe sends a delegation to Venice. This leads, more or less on purpose, to links with the Vatican and involvement in the trial of Galileo. It is a decent read reading, but there is much less action than in 1632 and 1633. Overall, this book is nowhere near as much fun as the first twookssboch/?p=725

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