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A Rebel in Time  
Author Harry Harrison
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date 1983
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 315 pp
ISBN 0812539672
OCLC Number 40761330
LC Classification CPB Box no. 2650 vol. 5

A Rebel in Time (also published as Rebel in Time) was written by Harry Harrison in 1983 and is a science fiction novel.


It centers around a racist colonel, Wesley McCulloch and his black pursuer, Troy Harmon. McCulloch and Harmon both originate from the modern era, the book opening with Harmon called in by a special military watchdog organization to investigate why McCulloch has been buying large quantities of gold.

The case worsens when it is discovered McCulloch also murders three people to cover his plans. The theft of an antique Sten Gun and the plans for such also add to the mystery about what McCulloch is up to.

Before long, Harmon comes to the conclusion McCulloch has used a secret experimental time machine to try and change the outcome of the American Civil War, giving victory to the Confederacy through the introduction of the easily produced Sten Gun. Harmon determines he must follow McCulloch into the past to bring justice. During the ensuing chase, Harmon discovers first-hand the prejudices of the people at the time.

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