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The Plot to Save Socrates

(2006)
(The first book in the Sierra Waters series)
A novel by

 
 
Paul Levinson's astonishing new Sf novel is a surprise and a delight: In the year 2042, Sierra, a young graduate student in Classics is shown a new dialog of Socrates, recently discovered, in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future! Thomas, the elderly scholar who has shown her the document, disappears, and Sierra immediately begins to track down the provenance of the manuscript, with the help of her classical scholar boyfriend, Max.
The trail leads her to a time machine in a gentlemen's club in London and in New York, and into the past--and to a time traveler from her future, posing as Heron of Alexandria in 150 AD. Complications, mysteries, travels, and time loops proliferate as Sierra tries to discern who is planning to save the greatest philosopher in human history, or to do so herself. And she finds that time travel raises more questions than it answers. Fascinating historical characters from Alcibiades (of the honeyed thighs) and Thomas Appleton, the great 19th century American publisher, to Socrates himself appear. with surprises in every chapter, Paul Levinson has outdone himself in The Plot to Save Socrates.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Plot to Save Socrates
Author(s): Paul Levinson
ISBN: 0-7653-0570-4 / 978-0-7653-0570-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Plot to Save Socrates
Author(s): Paul Levinson
ISBN: 0-7653-1197-6 / 978-0-7653-1197-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

June 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Plot to Save Socrates
Author(s): Paul Levinson
ISBN: 1-59316-074-7 / 978-1-59316-074-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio
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May 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Plot to Save Socrates
Author(s): Paul Levinson
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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May 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Plot to Save Socrates
Author(s): Paul Levinson
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Plot to Save Socrates (Sierra Waters Book 1)
Author(s): Paul Levinson
Publisher: JoSara MeDia
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