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"Visitor from the East"  
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Author Harry Turtledove
First Appearance Thirty Days Later: Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time
Publisher Thinking Ink Press
Editor A.J. Sikes, B.J. Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff
Reprinted No
Collected No
Series State of Jefferson Stories
Genre(s) Alternate History, Science fiction
Publication date May, 2016
Preceded by "Three Men and a Sasquatch" (chronological);
None (publications)
Followed by "Peace is Better"

"Visitor from the East" is the first of two short works by Harry Turtledove, published in Thirty Days Later: Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time (A.J. Sikes, B.J. Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff, ed., Thinking Ink Press 2016). It is the first published work in a series of works to feature Bill Williamson, the sasquatch governor of the state of Jefferson. Set in August 1979, the story is essentially a vignette, spotlighting Governor Williamson's meeting/photo-op with the Yeti Lama, an exiled religious leader of Tibet. The story gives a quick sketch of Jefferson's history and libertarian culture, and hints at the broad role sasquatches have played in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

As part of the volume's theme, the sequel "Peace is Better" is set 30 days later and is published in the book's second half.

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