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Pavane - Keith Roberts
Pavane
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1588: Queen Elizabeth is felled by an assassin's bullet. Within the week, the Spanish Armada had set sail, and its victory changed the course of history. 1968: England is still dominated by the Church of Rome. There are no telephones, no television, no nuclear power. AS Catholicism and the... show more
1588: Queen Elizabeth is felled by an assassin's bullet. Within the week, the Spanish Armada had set sail, and its victory changed the course of history. 1968: England is still dominated by the Church of Rome. There are no telephones, no television, no nuclear power. AS Catholicism and the Inquisition tighten their grip, rebellion is growing.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857989373 (1857989376)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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AC
AC rated it
I found this deadly dull and gave up after 79 pages of descriptions about cables and something (endless) about pistons.... There's always the risk that page 80 will prove to be the deal-maker, of course...; but WTF...(My reading of SF continues to turn up what is for me, at least, one disaster after...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
A group of somewhat vaguely connected stories set in contemporary Dorset, only not as we know it because England is a mere vassel state of Rome (along with the rest of the world). Dominated and repressed by the Catholic church, many freedoms restricted, scientific progress retarded, linguistically a...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
3.0
Some random highlights from this rather fine parallel world novel:- Semaphore stations can operate in full duplex mode, carrying messages simultaneously in both directions.- When issuing an ultimatum, it's unwise to stand directly in front of a loaded cannon.- Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.
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