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Offline besilarius

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Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:29:29 PM »

Not sure if any here recall H. Beam Piper's books.  He was a trailblazer in science fiction, and was almost as popular as Heinlein at one time.  This site has a sequel download to his most popular work.
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Re: Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 06:03:39 PM »

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen is my absolute favorite alternate world book of all time.

A couple of warnings about the ebooks they are selling.  Almost all of H. Beam Piper's books are out of copyright and can either be obtained for free or for a nominal charge with an interactive appendix.  I think it is worth it to pay a few books for almost everything Piper wrote with an active appendix.  What I bought can be found at:

This is $0.99 at Amazon and includes everything he ever wrote except Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.  That book can be found as part of The Complete Paratime paperback.

Trust me, spend the $1 and get the ebook with the active appendix.