S. M. Stirling (Author)
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Description"In this luscious alternative universe, sidekicks quote the Lone Ranger and Right inevitably triumphs with panache. What more could adventure-loving readers ask for?"--Publishers Weekly Oakland, 1946. Ex-soldier John Rolfe, newly back from the Pacific, has made a fabulous discovery: A portal to an alternate America where Europeans have never set foot--and the only other humans in sight are a band of very curious Indians. Able to return at will to the modern world, Rolfe summons the only people with whom he is willing to share his discovery: his war buddies. And tells them to bring their families... Los Angeles, twenty-first century. Fish and Game warden Tom Christiansen is involved in the bust of a smuggling operation. What he turns up is something he never anticipated: a photo of authentic Aztec priests decked out in Grateful Dead T-shirts, and a live condor from a gene pool that doesn't correspond to any known in captivity or the wild. It is a find that will lead him to a woman named Adrienne Rolfe--and a secret that's been hidden for sixty years...
March 02, 2004
4.32 X 6.72 X 1.33 inches | 0.62 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound
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About the Author
S. M. Stirling is the author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Novels of the Change and the Shadowspawn series. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives with his wife, Jan.
Praise for Conquistador "Mesmerizing."--Publishers Weekly
"A novel of complex landscapes, both moral and geographical...Copious amounts of suspense and action."--Locus
"The moral landscapes of this novel are intriguing, and the sight of an undeveloped West Coast is unforgettable."--Scifi.com
"Even more of a romp than Stirling's The Peshawar Lancers...Its action scenes are state-of-the-art and its femmes wonderfully formidables."--Booklist