Three Novels of the Texas Secession: Featuring President Perry, Russo-Texan Fighter Jets, and
Col. James Bowie Reborn

Three authors dare to dream.
Three authors dare to dream.

One is self-published, the others published by small presses. So you won’t be surprised to learn that these Texas secession-fantasy novels are full of anti-Democratic Party/socialist/United Nations paranoia. Their titles are Lone Star Daybreak, The Secession of Texas, and Yellow Rose of TexasThat last book is written by a pastor from Michigan.

None particularly sounds worth reading. Slate reviewer Kriston Capps writes that the authors ignore an actual revolution under way in Texas now:

What Larson and the authors of Yellow Rose and The Secession never grapple with is the fact that this Texas they are willing to die for—or pine for, in the case of confederate-carpetbaggers from Michigan—this Texas is already slipping away from them. Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis’s Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider 16 trainers aren’t exactly the Bowie knife, but she has nevertheless managed to strike a dagger into Texas politics. Today she leads an actually-persecuted, freedom-loving caste of Texans. Texans who stand unified against a black-hatted villain in Gov. Rick Perry. Texans who face long odds. (Looong odds.)

But that’s how the classic stories of Texas revolution go. And if demographics mean destiny, then the Texas revolution is already in progress. I can’t wait to tell my grandkids the tale.