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    Free [ Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History epub ] Author S.M. Stirling 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 place in 2009 Additionally the book is a slog It’s slow and overfilled with description

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    read Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History Free [ Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History epub ] Author S.M. Stirling S.M. Stirling ↠ 0 download 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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    S.M. Stirling ↠ 0 download characters Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ S.M. Stirling Free [ Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History epub ] Author S.M. Stirling 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

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    Free [ Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History epub ] Author S.M. Stirling 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 alt

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    Free [ Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History epub ] Author S.M. Stirling 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

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    Free [ Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History epub ] Author S.M. Stirling My husband has recently devoured the Dies the Fire series but since he checked them out from the library I haven't had opportunity to read them Instead this stand alone story was my first Stirling and I found the author to live up to his hype Obviously there's a pretty significant fantasy element to the story random returning WWII soldier accidentally opens a portal to a parallel universe where Columbus never arrived in America Variation

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characters Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ S.M. Stirling Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History summary Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sure to read and Harry Turtledove hailed as first rate adventure all the way1945 An ex marine has discovered a portal that permits h. 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 alternative world in which Alexander the Great didn t die at 32 but lived on to be 76 As Alexander lived a dangerous life and seems to have been a heavy drinker this scenario is rather unlikely but possibleThe conseuences include no Roman Empire no Latin no Christianity no Islam no surviving Judaism retarded technological development and no European discovery of America until a young Virginian ex soldier called John Rolfe steps through his private accidental gateway in California in 1946 Developments are rather interesting for those involvedCharacterization is competent and reasonably varied considering that most of the main characters have military training and combat experience in different times and places However there are memorable characters in some other Stirling booksThe first half of the book describes limited and secretive interaction between our California and the alternative version This part of the book is well paced and fascinatingHalfway through all the action moves to the other world and suddenly slows down as we re given a sort of guided tour This is mildly interesting but fails to maintain the pace that we ve become accustomed toThe rest of the book is basically the story of a uasi military operation in the alternative California the distinctive characteristics of the other world are still there but the story becomes preoccupied with tactics readable enough but the initial sense of wonder has dissipated because we re now familiar with the whole situationAt the end the story is wound up briskly and in a fairly satisfactory way though it leaves me wondering how events would unfold on the other world in future I suspect the answer is that it would gradually become like ours although that would disappoint both the author and most of his charactersThis book started with a really great idea and exploited it well but Stirling was unable to come up with a second half that maintained the impetus and matched the standard of the first halfWhen I first read it I thought the political system created by Rolfe on the second world rather bizarre and I wondered why Stirling chose it when he had a free hand to choose anything I ve since come to realize that he didn t really have a free hand The whole situation rests on the key issue of gate security if the US government in the first world discovers the gate Rolfe and his partners stand to lose everything they ve built up and would surely destroy the gate to avoid that So strict gate security is essential which has implications for the political system In fact as the story reveals Rolfe s gate security is strict but not strict enoughThe gate is fragile and unreliable and no one understands how it works For all Rolfe knew it could have closed permanently at any time from his first visit onwards He was very lucky to have continuous use of it for decades if he had as much sense as the author credited him with he presumably took into account that any passage through it might be his lastHe was also lucky in finding partners that he could trust If in the early stages he d needed to kill someone or even just prevent him from visiting the first world and that someone was known to be linked to him in the first world the police might have noticed a missing person and might well have searched his house in a routine attempt to find the body Discovery of gate end of gameAfter rereading and reconsideration I ve decided to uprate the book from 3 to 4 stars because I really like the scenario the first half and the elouent descriptions The second half could have been better but it s adeuate and doesn t ruin the bookJohn Dye s review makes the valid point that Rolfe allowed some troublesome people into his kingdom although he was smart enough to have known better At the beginning he had a real need for Colletta but he reckoned he could trust Colletta up to a point Later on he could and should have been choosyThe obvious conflict in this book would have been against American led Settlers fighting for eual division of political power and wealth But Stirling wanted to paint Rolfe as a relatively good guy and it would have been hard to do in that kind of conflict So he imported a colourful bunch of nasty non Americans for the specific purpose of making Rolfe look good by comparison Rolfe wouldn t have done that he wasn t that desperate to look good Stirling did it for himview spoilerAt the very end of the book when they open a new gate they re aware in principle that it could open into another universe of any kind but they don t seem to be prepared for the full range of possibilities It could open into the vacuum of space or under the sea in which case they d get a nasty shock They probably wouldn t drown in the flood because the gate would close when the water reached the euipment but it would be a life threatening experience for an old man It s unlikely that the gate would open inside the sun or another star but as they didn t really know what they were doing it was a possibility It might open into a world with an advanced possibly non human civilization that could be a threat to them hide spoiler

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characters Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ S.M. Stirling Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History summary Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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

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characters Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ S.M. Stirling Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History summary Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 596
  • Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History
  • S.M. Stirling
  • English
  • 25 October 2020
  • 9780451459336