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THE MacNAIR of MacNAIR, CONMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE, PULLED INTO A PARALLEL UNIVERSE BY DESPERATE REVOLUTIONARIES Finds his life endangered by madmen of every stripe The Earl sighed deeply. "What is there to say other than that the sixth Napoleon is now upon the throne in Paris and the entire world must suffer the whims of the French tyranny." "And England herself is ruled by Bo ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by Tor Books (first published 1987)
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Jim
An American con man thinks he has gone back in time--but discovers that, instead, he has entered an alternate universe. It is 1991, just not his 1991. In the universe he finds himself in, Napoleon has conquered much of Europe. There was no Waterloo. Instead, Napoleon conquered England and then created a "United States of Europe." The American finds himself involved in a plot to use a time machine to go back into the past to kidnap Emperor Napoleon I himself.
But I don't understand how the alter
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Michael Larson
Hayford Peirce actually might be one of the best-kept secrets of science fiction. I discovered him through his wonderful Jack Vance homage 'The Thirteenth Majestral', and felt compelled to seek out other works by him. These are sadly lacking, as there seem to be only a few Tor paperbacks out there, and then some independent publishers that have issued a few other volumes of his stories, but these, alas are somewhat difficult to track down.

All the wit and colorful prose of 'Majestral' is present
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David
What a fantastic read! A really enjoyable diversion from heavier and more serious works.

The story is full of cliché characters, fairly predictable twists, and a completely unsurprising ending, as well as a fair bit of racial stereotyping. The narrative is quite fast paced and engaging, but it lacks substance in places.

That's the bad.

The good is that this book is incredibly FUN. It's lighthearted, the roguish protagonist is hilarious, and his motivations, justifications, and thought processes are
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Aladino
Il romanzo procede a ritmo frenetico senza sosta con continui capovolgimenti di scena e personaggi che vengono sbalzati da un capo all'altro del mondo. Il taglio è decisamente comico e le situazioni e i dialoghi sono surreali.
E' divertente e si legge in fretta.
Unica pecca il finale che si intuisce abbastanza facilmente con largo anticipo.
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