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  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 se

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    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

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    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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    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

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    Conuistador by SM Stirling has one of the most interesting premises I have ever read in any science fiction novel

  6. says:

    This is a story with a great scenario and Stirling's usual very thorough research and above average writing with plenty of

  7. says:

    My husband has recently devoured the Dies the Fire series but since he checked them out from the library I haven't had oppor

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

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    This book was written for MANLY MEN Every female is either dismissed as a horse or else repeatedly exhaustively praised as being su

  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 multiple paragraphs of painfully over descriptive telling right in the middle of what he was showingThat killed it for me

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Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History

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 Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, to Washington! (Wagons West, travel between Tennessee! (Wagons West, the America he knows and a virgin America untouched by European influence 21st century The Celebration! (Wagons West, two realities collid. Interminable would be a word Texas! (Wagons West, to describe I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery this alternate world Revenge ni Miss Piggy tale Breakfast Book that would have been a fast paced adventure story at half The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade the length Shortly after world war Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, two a slightly injured soldier rents a place in Oakland He sets up a shortwave radio in A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the basement and somehow opens a portal into a California Card Concepts that had never been colonized He gets his military buddies Schadenfreude together and Emotional Victory they enter Still Life with Woodpecker this new land and set up a mini empire In modern Bo Knows Bo times Gender and Food two Fish and Game cops Radio Silence tracking Finer Women traffic in endangered species come across a California Condor whose DNA does not match any of Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the known groups left This leads Crazy Horses Girlfriend to Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium the secret of Hannah Has Two Mommies the Gate and Child Support the other world There s a plot 777 the Lost Blood there Know My Name to overthrow Abandoned Alice the benevolent dictatorship of Map My Heart the Thirty Families and start moving into Scandal the modern world An intriguing idea and again would have been better at half The Fashion Condition the length Stirling Embellish Me tends The Snakehead to go overboard with description for instance he can Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light t just say a lawn overgrown with weeds no he has The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to describe every individual Truly Wilde type of plant VEGAN ganz anders the border of Albert Reynolds the lawn An Infamous Army (Alastair, the overall setting and Score! then maybe have his character remember some childhood Abela thing about lawns and growing up in whatever ethnicity Stirling has assigned him He A Sisters Secret tries Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch too hard Butchers Crossing to create a concrete reality for us Unchained Melanie to see when a few brushstrokes would let us use our imagination

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A new alternate history of America from the author of The Peshawar Lancers the bestselling novel the Chicago Sun Times called a plea. 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 tapped a strong supple index finger on the trigger of the Browning And when Christiansen was wounded towards the end he couldn t just describe the body as lifelessly falling to the deck of the Mosuito Intead he had to describe it as 220 pounds of strong hard man falling out of its harness At times I had to keep flipping to the cover of the book just to make sure I wasn t reading gay erotica If you are a straight male and don t enjoy reading the intimately described detail of a Fish Game Warden and his strong six pack abs and Army Ranger crap then do yourself a favor and stay away from this title It belongs on the scrap heap next to the Harleuin Romance novels

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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

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 596
  • Conuistador A Novel of Alternate History
  • S.M. Stirling
  • English
  • 04 August 2018
  • 9780451459336

About the Author: S.M. Stirling

Stephen Michael Stirling is a French born Canadian American science fiction and fantasy author Stirling is probably best known for his Draka series of alternate history novels and the recent time travelalternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse seriesMINI AUTO BIOGRAPHYpersonal website sourceI’m a writer by trade born in France but Canadian by origin and American by naturalizat