Author Archives: Eric Goldman

Canadian Book Club Review

Review of the 2008 version of the book: Napoleon’s Gambit by Eric Goldman will reel you into a fantasy of time travel. At first glance, it reads for a male audience. A high-level military man gives pony-tailed Joshua Rick $5 million dollars to build his dreamboat. Part of the fantasy starts with the technology used to […]

What would you take back to the 19th C?

Readers wondering why Josh takes the items he does to show Thomas and James, will find the answer in one of Chapter Twelve’s notes. But what 3 items would you take, if your mission was to go back to the 19th C and convince someone that you’re from the 21st C? To play, you have to […]

Swiss Army Knives, Zip-Locks and iPhones

Readers have asked about the goodies Josh takes with him to convince Thomas and James that he’s from the 21st C. Why these three items?

Greed, Lust and Gluttony

Josh believes GLG is the overriding human condition. Here’s an extract from a previous draft where Cassius is recruiting Josh in Bermuda. The wine waiter arrives filled with the importance of opening some of the cellar’s rarest bottles. He extracts the cork and places it in front of me. I pick it up, sniff and compare […]

Traditional Boats and Tall Ships

Reviewed in Traditional Boats and Tall Ships, September 2008. Napoleon’s Gambit: Sailing through history to commit the prefect crime by Eric Goldman Back to the Future meets Hornblower in this entertainingly engaging debut novel from Canadian sailor Eric Goldman. It’s 2009 and Joshua Rick, an accomplished sailor is recruited by the Royal Navy to carry […]

Chapter Eleven

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Chapter Nine

Chapter Eight

Chapter Seven