Gunpowder Empire

Crosstime Traffic (Volume 1 of 6)

Harry Turtledove

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Jeremy Solter is a teenager growing up in the late 21st century. During the school year, his family lives in Southern California-but during the summer the whole family lives and works in the city of Polisso, on the frontier of the Roman Empire. Not the Roman Empire that fell centuries ago, but a Roman Empire that never fell.

For we now have the technology to move between timelines, and to exploit the untapped resources of those timelines that are hospitable to human life. So we send traders and businesspeople-but as whole-family groups, in order to keep the secret of Crosstime Traffic to ourselves.

But when Jeremy ducks back home for emergency medical treatment, the gateways stop working. So do all the communication links. Jeremy and his sister are on their own, Polisso is suddenly under siege, and there's only so much you can do when cannonballs are crashing through your roof...

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When Jeremy Solters found a note from his mother in his lunchbox, he started to laugh. He couldn’t help it. So many ways she might have got hold of him—e-mail to his handheld, e-mail to his desktop, voicemail to his phone, a tingle on the implant behind his ear. But what did she pick? The most primitive comm mode she could find, and the one most likely to go wrong. That was Mom, all right. Maybe she’d spent too much time out in the alternates. She forgot to use technology when she had it at her fingertips.
He unfolded the note and made sense of her scrawl.

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"One of alternate history's authentic modern masters." ---Booklist

"Turtledove has proved he can divert his readers to astonishing places... I know I'd follow his imagination almost anywhere." ---San Jose Mercury News

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Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove is the Hugo-winning author of many SF and fantasy novels. His alternate-history novels, include the bestselling The Guns of the South, How Few Remain, the Worldwar series, and the recent Ruled Britannia. He lives with his wife and daughters in Los Angeles.

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
October 2004
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765346094
ISBN10: 0765346095
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 288 pages
$6.99

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Tor Books
April 2010
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ISBN: 9781429915052
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288 pages
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