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Vilcabamba

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

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    Fun Story of Future Conquest - Totally Worth $.99 Download

    I've got a deep amateur interest in the story of the Incas...particularly the story of the Spanish Conquest and downfall of the Incas. So the title of Turtledove's short story, "Vilcabamba" caught my eye.

    Vilcabamba is Andean jungle hideaway of the last rules of the Inca nation who were holding out against Francisco Pizarro and his Conquistadors. Turtledove's story paints a parallel portrait of a future America overrun by aliens. Like the Incas, humans weren't completely obliterated as soon as the aliens arrived. They hid (sometimes in plain sight), and some chose to try and get along with their new rulers. They even led their own government in their isolated mountain fiefdom.

    Turtledove's story follows a similar path. The President of the Free United States is trying to find ways to fight back against a vastly superior fighting force. There aren't many options beyond coordinated guerrilla tactics.

    The story was fun...and at only about 20 pages long, Turtledove did a terrific job fleshing out a couple of key characters which would make for a strong start to a longer form work in this Universe. At only $.99, it's totally worth the download.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Chilling

    The story alone improves when you read the postcript. Well written, relentless and worth every minute of the read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Not for everyone

    Well written, as all of Harry Turtledove's works are, but very dark.

    A distopian future putting humanity in the roll of conquered people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2011

    leaves you wanting more

    It's a great short read. Even though the idea and story itself was enjoyable, it ends so quickly and with so much potential for more you feel the story hasn't ended at all. But don't let that stop you from reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2011

    Problem with the Sample

    I downloaded the sample to try it out and it didn't seem to contain any more than the synopsis.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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