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Journey to Fusang

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In a world where European civilization has been left stunted by Mongol invasions, the New World, discovered and exploited by the Moors and Chinese, becomes the setting for the madcap adventures of an Irish con artist.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Warner Books (NY)
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Werner
Dec 17, 2010 Werner rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of alternate world fiction, adventure, and picaresque tales
Because I'm pretty much a sucker for alternate-world fiction, when I saw this book available at a flea market for a bargain price, I snapped it up. As my rating suggests, I wasn't disappointed --though I was rounding up; if I could give half stars in Goodreads rating system, I'd probably have awarded it three and a half. This was my first acquaintance with Sanders' work, though I've read one of his short stories since.

Since the Goodreads entry for this book has no description (I'll have to write
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Vroom
Jun 05, 2016 Vroom rated it really liked it
Perhaps memory is clouding my rating on this giving it perhaps one too many stars, but a wise-cracking rogue in Chinese-dominated America where Islam is a world power was a fun read and a great alternative history. Finn ("of no fixed abode") travels, gets into trouble, and with no little effort, manages to get right back out of it, although will quickly fall into more as that's his nature.

I was trying to describe this book to someone and couldn't remember the name, which necessitated a visit to
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L.
Jul 25, 2014 L. rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Finn of No Fixed Abode, an Irish rogue who makes a journey of discovery across a strangely altered United States. Mr. Sanders is a master of alternate history, and has skillfully created a world where Europe never rose to prominence. Finn and his two companions, Yusef and Allred, travel across an America dominated by Arabs to the East and Chinese to the West. Along the way, Finn encounters ninjas, Apaches, Cossacks, and many strange and wonderful things. He learns about life ...more
Bruce
Aug 23, 2012 Bruce rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-fantasy
Werner A's review of this book is awesome. I don't have much to add, except brevity ;-)

I've read this book at least 3 times since 1990 (pub 1988). And I've read a bunch of other stuff by Sanders on the strength of this book, though I have to say it would be OK if I hadn't, this is his best.

So many rereads, why 4 stars? Because it is sitting by the side of a bed that I only visit for a day or so every week or two, and I don't feel a compelling hunger to finish it. I'm happy to go on nibbling at t
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