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Lion\'s Blood

Lion's Blood

(2002)
A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America
(The first book in the Lion's Blood series)
A novel by

 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)

"...magnificent, exciting and beautifully crafted...a passionate and compelling story..."
Greg Bear


"...takes you to another place and shows you that things didn't have to be this way...a gripping and thought-provoking tale."
David Brin


"...best book Steven Barnes has ever written... imaginative, well researched, well written, and devastating"
Octavia E Butler


"LION'S BLOOD is [Steven Barnes'] masterwork as a solo flight."
Larry Niven


"History turned upside-down-a bold, daring speculation."
Robert Silverberg


"...goes to the heart of the human condition...one of the important novels of the year, and not to be missed."
Harry Turtledove


Lion's Blood deals with an alternate history universe in which Africa colonized the Americas, bringing European slaves here. The history of this world stretches back to 400 B.C., when Socrates refused to drink the hemlock that killed him, escaping Athens to Egypt, where he opened a school of philosophy. The novel takes place in approximately 1850 AD, and involves two main families: one of Islamic African aristocrats, the other of Druidic Irish slaves. It is a combination of Gone with the Wind and Roots, seen through a dark glass. Two young men, one of each genetic line, must deal with their world and each other.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Lion's Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America
Author(s): Steven Barnes
ISBN: 0-446-52668-1 / 978-0-446-52668-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aspect
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Lion's Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America
Author(s): Steven Barnes
ISBN: 0-446-61221-9 / 978-0-446-61221-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aspect
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Lion's Blood (Insh'Allah Book 1)
Author(s): Steven Barnes
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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