Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History Ebook BY S.M. Stirling

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Sure to read and Harry Turtledove hailed as first rate adventure all the way1945 An ex marine has discovered a portal that permits h. It s 1946 The white man is about to discover AmericaBottom line Steve Stirling s writing just keeps getting better This parallel world thriller incorporates the best features of his popular Draka and Island in the Sea of Time series Enthusiastically recommended1946 John Rolfe recuperating from his war wounds is tinkering with a war surplus shortwave radio CRACK The end of his basement is GONE replaced with a sheet of rippling silver2009 Tom Christiansen game warden is on a bust of wildlife smugglers The smuggler s warehouse is destroyed by incendiaries but he find a fresh killed man and a fresh killed dodoAnd Steve Stirling is off and running with another of his patented reinventions of SFF classics here the virgin world next door As always his research is deep and impeccable His major characters come alive and the minor ones carry their spears smoothlyThe structure of the book is a police procedural in 2009 Christiansen a buddy work through an increasingly weird wildlife parts smuggling case with explanatory flashbacks in New Virginia as John Rolfe has tagged his virgin California Once the wardens have twigged to the Rolfe s secret they re abducted to New Virginia and the book morphs to a political thriller Draka like Elements are intent on subverting the mostly benevolent oligarchy that rules the new New World One of the strengths of Conuistador is that all sides are drawn warts and all no shining heroes or dastardly villains here OK maybe a couple of the latter just people playing with the hands they re dealt And the new New World is a fabulous wish fulfillment fantasy that almost everyone who s gotten a bellyful of the downside of civilization has had but here worked out thoughtfully and carefully Very niceThis is Stirling s best book yet If you ve liked previous Stirling books you ll love this one And if you ve put off trying him wait no longer This is a winner Reviewed for SF Site in 2003 revised 2017 Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the way1945 An ex marine has discovered a portal Tidelands (Fairmile to discover AmericaBottom line Steve Stirling s writing just keeps getting better This parallel world Strings the best features of his popular Draka and Island in Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the Sea of Time series Enthusiastically recommended1946 John Rolfe recuperating from his war wounds is Catch and Release tinkering with a war surplus shortwave radio CRACK The end of his basement is GONE replaced with a sheet of rippling silver2009 Tom Christiansen game warden is on a bust of wildlife smugglers The smuggler s warehouse is destroyed by incendiaries but he find a fresh killed man and a fresh killed dodoAnd Steve Stirling is off and running with another of his patented reinventions of SFF classics here Devils Paw (Imp, the virgin world next door As always his research is deep and impeccable His major characters come alive and Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, the minor ones carry In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie through an increasingly weird wildlife parts smuggling case with explanatory flashbacks in New Virginia as John Rolfe has Tea Environments and Plantation Culture tagged his virgin California Once 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains the wardens have Survive by the Team twigged Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, to Washington! (Wagons West, the Rolfe s secret Celebration! (Wagons West, to New Virginia and Texas! (Wagons West, the book morphs Revenge ni Miss Piggy thriller Draka like Elements are intent on subverting Breakfast Book the mostly benevolent oligarchy The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade that rules A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the strengths of Conuistador is Card Concepts that all sides are drawn warts and all no shining heroes or dastardly villains here OK maybe a couple of Emotional Victory the hands Still Life with Woodpecker they re dealt And Bo Knows Bo the new New World is a fabulous wish fulfillment fantasy Gender and Food that almost everyone who s gotten a bellyful of Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down this one And if you ve put off

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Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History

A new alternate history of America from the author of The Peshawar Lancers the bestselling novel the Chicago Sun Times called a plea. The covers of this book were too far apart Ambrose BierceThis is not a book to be set aside lightly No it should be hurled with great force Dorothy ParkerReally this is about the worst book I ve read this whole millennium

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Im to travel between the America he knows and a virgin America untouched by European influence 21st century The two realities collid. Interminable would be a word to describe this alternate world tale that would have been a fast paced adventure story at half the length Shortly after world war two a slightly injured soldier rents a place in Oakland He sets up a shortwave radio in the basement and somehow opens a portal into a California that had never been colonized He gets his military buddies together and they enter this new land and set up a mini empire In modern times two Fish and Game cops tracking traffic in endangered species come across a California Condor whose DNA does not match any of the known groups left This leads them to the secret of the Gate and the other world There s a plot there to overthrow the benevolent dictatorship of the Thirty Families and start moving into the modern world An intriguing idea and again would have been better at half the length Stirling tends to go overboard with description for instance he can t just say a lawn overgrown with weeds no he has to describe every individual type of plant the border of the lawn the overall setting and then maybe have his character remember some childhood thing about lawns and growing up in whatever ethnicity Stirling has assigned him He tries too hard to create a concrete reality for us to see when a few brushstrokes would let us use our imagination


10 thoughts on “Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History

  1. says:

    Conuistador began with a really intriguing premise but unfortunately its creator turned it into a Lifetime movie for men Stirling seemed abnormally preoccupied with the protagonist Tom Christiansen I understand the need for detail but Stirling's intimate descriptions were overkill It was never just a simple sentence to describe a simple action eg He tapped his finger on the trigger of the Browning no Stirling had to say He tapp

  2. says:

    Mediocre novel I’ve reread this one several times and enjoy it less and less with each reread Basically the idea is cool and the world building is exceptional But the book has become dated largely because it’s so time specific in the book This might have worked in 2003 but much less so in 2020 when the action takes pla

  3. says:

    The covers of this book were too far apart Ambrose BierceThis is not a book to be set aside lightly No it should

  4. says:

    It's 1946 The white man is about to discover AmericaBottom line Steve Stirling's writing just keeps getting better This parallel world thriller incorporates the best features of his popular Draka and Island in the Sea of Time series Enthusiastically recommended1946 John Rolfe recuperating from his war wounds is tinkering with a war surplus shortwave radio CRACK The end of his basement is GONE replaced with a sheet of rippling silver2009 T

  5. says:

    Conuistador by SM Stirling has one of the most interesting premises I have ever read in any science fiction novel What if you discovered a portal one that you created completely by accident and known only to you that lead to an alternate North America one where the Europeans never set foot the only other humans on the continent the Native Americans? This idea was explored previously in the book Wildside by Steven Gould

  6. says:

    This is a story with a great scenario and Stirling's usual very thorough research and above average writing with plenty of detailed scenic descriptionsIt's the story of two worlds one very close to our own though not exactly the same and an alt

  7. says:

    My husband has recently devoured the Dies the Fire series but since he checked them out from the library I haven'

  8. says:

    Interminable would be a word to describe this alternate world tale that would have been a fast paced adventure

  9. says:

    This book was written for MANLY MEN Every female is either dismissed as a horse or else repeatedly exhaustively praised as being supple golden skinned enigmas The author fears we will forget their toned muscles gle

  10. says:

    WowI could not finish it and I really triedGood premiseThe plot moved way too slow Just when it would start moving the author would drop multip

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