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Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket
Blue cloth over blue boards, gold lettering. Corners a bit worn, slight edge wear and rubbing. Front board cracked at title page, exposing webbing. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy, signed by author on title page. ;
First book in the popular and ever-expanding 1632 shared universe. ; 1632; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 504 pages;
"The Ultimate Y2K Glitch ...
"In the year 1632 in northern Germany a reasonable person might conclude that things couldn't get much worse. There was no food. Disease was rampant. For over a decade religious war had ravaged the land and the people. Catholic and Protestant armies marched and countermarched across the northern plains, laying waste the cities and slaughtering everywhere. In many rural areas population plummeted toward zero. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy.
"2000 - Things are going OK in Grantville, West Virginia. The mines are working, the buck are plentiful (it's deer season) and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn's sister (including the entire membership of the local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads) is having a good time.
"Then, Everything Changed ...
"When the dust settles, Mike leads a small group of armed miners to find out what's going on. Out past the edge of town Grantville's asphalt road is cut, as with a sword. On the other side, a scene out of Hell; a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter lying screaming in much at the center of a ring of attentive men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don't have to ask who to shoot ...
"At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to the middle of the Thiry Years War. "; Signed by Author
Title: 1632 [Signed]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN Number: 0671578499
Illustrator: Illustrated by Elmore, Larry (Cover)
Location Published: New York, Baen Books: 2000
Book Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket
Inscription: Signed by Author
Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Seller ID: 9242
Keywords: science fiction alternate history time travel 17th century europe germany magdeburg germany sweden thirty years war king gustav ii adolf