The Valley-Westside War

The Valley-Westside War

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Baker & Taylor
In an alternate-reality tale in which the merchants of our world secretly visit parallel universes to trade for much-needed resources, the discovery of a universe beset by a 1967 atomic war prompts an investigation into what went wrong.

McMillan Palgrave

Usually Crosstime Traffic concerns itself with trade. Our world owns the secret of travel between parallel continuums, and we mean to use it to trade for much-needed resources with the worlds next door. Preferably without letting them know about any of that parallel-worlds stuff.

But there’s one parallel world that’s different. In it, the atomic war broke out in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love. Now, Crosstime Traffic has been given a different sort of mission: find out what on earth, or on the many earths, went wrong.



Racing to discover what destroyed a world — in the latest novel of Crosstime Traffic



Blackwell North Amer
Usually, Crosstime Traffic concerns itself with trade. Our world owns the secret of travel between parallel continuums, and we use it to trade for much-needed resources with the worlds next door; preferably without letting them know about any of that parallel-worlds stuff. But in one parallel world, Crosstime Traffic is present, not to trade, but to study what went wrong.
In a Los Angeles where nuclear war broke out back in 1967, survival is a matter of neighborhood versus neighborhood. When the Westsiders block Sepulveda Pass, the inhabitants of the San Fernando Valley are forced to fight back. With the help of some prewar machine guns, the Valley prevails, and their forces occupy the Westside.
In this brutal world, Liz and her family are undercover Crosstime Traffic agents living near the ruins of UCLA. Dan is a soldier in the occupying Valley army. Dan thinks Liz is the most impressive' woman he's ever met. Liz thinks she'd better avoid Dan if she wants to protect the mission.
To complicate matters, when Dan catches Liz in the UCLA library, he fears she may be a spy for the Westsiders, After all, what reason could any one have for reading about the Old Times, if not to figure out how to reconstruct old weapons systems? Then a real spy for the Westside government-in-exile shows up at Liz's house.

Baker
& Taylor

In an alternate-reality tale in which the merchants of our world secretly visit parallel universes to trade for much-needed resources, the discovery of a universe beset by a 1967 atomic war prompts an investigation into what went wrong. By the author of The Disunited States of America. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765314871
0765314878
Branch Call Number: SF TURTLEDOVE
Characteristics: 285 p. ; 22 cm

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Meh adventure.

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