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Born Again

Alfred Lawson (1869-1954)

1. 00 - Dedication
2. 01 - Chapter I
3. 02 - Chapter II
4. 03 - Chapter III
5. 04 - Chapter IV
6. 05 - Chapter V
7. 06 - Chapter VI
8. 07 - Chapter VII
9. 08 - Chapter VIII
10. 09 - Chapter IX
11. 10 - Chapter X
12. 11 - Chapter XI
13. 12 - Chapter XII
14. 13 - Chapter XIII
15. 14 - Chapter XIV
16. 15 - Chapter XV
17. 16 - Chapter XVI
18. 17 - Chapter XVII
19. 18 - Chapter XVIII
20. 19 - Chapter XIX
21. 20 - Chapter XX
22. 21 - Chapter XXI
23. 22 - Chapter XXII
24. 23 - Chapter XXIII
25. 24 - Chapter XXIV
26. 25 - Chapter XXV
27. 26 - Chapter XXVI
28. 27 - Chapter XXVII
29. 28 - Chapter XXVIII
30. 29 - Chapter XXIX
31. 30 - Chapter XXX
32. 31 - Chapter XXXI
33. 32 - Chapter XXXII
34. 33 - Chapter XXXIII
35. 34 - Epilogue (Part 1)
36. 35 - Epilogue (Part 2) and Stray Shots

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"I doubt that anyone who reads [Born Again] will ever forget it: it is quite singularly bad, with long undigestible rants against the evils of the world, an impossibly idealistic Utopian prescription for the said evils, and - as you will have gathered - a very silly plot." - oddbooks.co.ukAlfred Lawson was a veritable Renaissance man: a professional baseball player, a luminary in the field of aviation, an outspoken advocate of vegetarianism and economic reform, and the founder of a pseudo-scientific crackpot philosophy called Lawsonomy. Born Again, his only novel, is a bizarre, delirious, and delightfully silly utopian science-fiction novel that lays the groundwork for the philosophy that would later dominate Lawson's life. It tells the story of John Convert, a wayward, seafaring soul (based loosely on Lawson, minus the conveniently symbolic initials) who is tossed overboard by his crewmen after a physical altercation. Convert awakens on an island inhabited by a race of superhuman giants -- called the Sagemen -- who slumber in their subterranean city. He then meets Arletta, a giantess who takes Convert on a journey that will change his life in ways too fantastically strange to imagine.