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Title   All Those Vanished Engines 

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Author   PARK Paul  ISBN   9780765375407  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Tor Books  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   SF/Fantasy  Terms and conditions
Edition   2014 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2014 
Subject   Science fiction 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis Paul Park returns to science fiction after a decade spent on the impressive four-volume A Princess of Roumania fantasy, with an extraordinary, intense, compressed SF novel in three parts, each set in its own alternate-history universe. The sections are all rooted in Virginia and the Battle of the Crater, and are also grounded in the real history of the Park family, from differing points of view. They are all gorgeously imaginative and carefully constructed, and reverberate richly with one another. The first section is set in the aftermath of the Civil War, in a world in which the Queen of the North has negotiated a two-nation settlement. The second, taking place in north-western Massachusetts, investigates a secret project during World War II, in a time somewhat like the present. The third is set in the near-future United States, with aliens from history. The cumulative effect is awesome. There hasn't been a three part novel this ambitious in science fiction since Gene Wolfe's classic The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

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