The Warlord of the Air (A Nomad of the Time Streams Novel)

The Warlord of the Air (A Nomad of the Time Streams Novel)

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by Michael Moorcock
     
 

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It is 1973, and the stately airships of the Great Powers hold benign sway over a peaceful world. The balance of power is maintained by the British Empire - a most equitable and just Empire, ruled by the beloved King Edward VIII. A new world order, with peace and prosperity for all under the law. Yet, moved by the politics of envy and perverse utopianism, not all of

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It is 1973, and the stately airships of the Great Powers hold benign sway over a peaceful world. The balance of power is maintained by the British Empire - a most equitable and just Empire, ruled by the beloved King Edward VIII. A new world order, with peace and prosperity for all under the law. Yet, moved by the politics of envy and perverse utopianism, not all of the Empire's citizens support the marvelous equilibrium.

Flung from the North East Frontier of 1902 into this world of the future, Captain Oswald Bastable is forced to question his most cherished ideals, discovering to his horror that he has become a nomad of the time streams, eternally doomed to travel the wayward currents of a chaotic multiverse.

The first in the Nomad of the Time Streams trilogy, The Warlord of the Air sees Bastable fall in with the anarchists of this imperial society and set in train a course of events more devastating than he could ever have imagined.

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“If you like alternative history, science fiction and Steampunk then I would highly recommend The Warlord of the Air...it’s well-written, has a great protagonist and the opening is fantastic.” – Pop Cults

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781161487
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
240,077
File size:
700 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Moorcock is an acclaimed British science fiction and fantasy author. He has written many highly regarded series, including the Elric, Hawkmoon and Corum sequences. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him a Grandmaster of SF in 2008 and he has won the Nebula, John W. Campbell, World Fantasy, British Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards.

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The Warlord of the Air (Oswald Bastabel #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful reading experience from Mr. Moorcock. I discovered his work via Elric, and was hooked. Anyone interested in literate, thoughtful, and entertaining storytelling need look no further.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book tremendously! Plus I think was MUCH better than CATS?! I am going to read it again & again & again & again & again & again & again & again . . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend reading all three. The finish of the trilogy does give food for thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago