Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Samuel Ben White’s Top Ten

First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch

"What if history didn't happen that way ... the first time?"
Garison Fitch was one of the most revered scientists in the Soviet Americas until he left fame behind to work on a secret project in his log cabin in the mountains of Marx.
But something went wrong. Instead of traveling interdimentionally, Garison has traveled through time ... twice.
Now, he's in something called "The United States of America" and a woman he's never met before is calling herself his wife. It it a hoax? Or, has he somehow changed history?
If so, can he return the world to what he believes is "normal", or must he live in this strange world he created?

 What are the top ten places you would like to travel in time to and why?

10.  LeadvilleColorado, during the silver rush (1880s).  It’s one of my favorite places to visit now, because of its beauty.  I would like to have seen it back when it was flourishing, with 8 of the 10 richest men in the country living there.  (And, if I can travel back through time, maybe I could buy some stock in some of those guys!)

9.  Delaware River, the night Washington and his troops crossed it.  Would like to see if it really looked like the painting.

8.  San Antonio, 1836.  As a lifelong and loyal Texan, I’d like to see what those heroes were really like and how the troops were positioned.

7.  Red Sea, the day Moses held up his staff and the waters parted.  I wonder if, as you walk across on dry ground, you could reach into the wall of water to either side?

6.  La Plata CanyonColorado, 1850.  It’s such a beautiful place now, and it’s the home of Garison Fitch in the books (and was the summer home of Louis L’Amour) I would like to have seen it before it was cut through with roads and mining.

5.  Dumas, Texas, 1900.  I live in Dumas now.  It would be interesting to see what it looked like in the beginning—then maybe come back every couple years (like a time-lapse video) and see the progression.

4.  Manhattan Island, 1400.  After #5, I got to thinking how interesting to see they changes that human habitation have made to Manhattan.  So I want to time-lapse this one, too.

3.  HaskellTexas, late 1930s.  It would be fun to see what my parents were like as youngsters.

2.  LA, May 1977.  I’d like to be there in the first crowd to see “Star Wars” just to watch the people.  Just kidding, my eyes would be glued to the screen.

1.  Bethlehem, 4 BC (?).  To witness the birth of Christ.
Thank You Sam

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1 comment:

  1. Thank for participating in the blog tour and for letting me do this top 10 list. Hope you like my novel!