The Gate of Worlds

The Gate of Worlds

In this alternate history novel, the Bubonic Plague sets the stage for a world where the West is powerless. After the Black Death has wiped out most of the European population, there is little defense against Turkish invasion and expansion, and by the 1980s, the major world powers are the Russians, the Turks, the Aztecs, the Incas, and the Japanese. However, the Turks have lost much of their territory, leaving England to self-rule in a delayed Industrial Revolution. Dan Beauchamp, a young Englishman whose heart longs for fortune and adventure, travels to industrial Mexico and discovers that he has a lot to learn. From the city of London, better known as New Istanbul, to the untamed wilderness of North America, here is a high adventure in an alternate history that is not to be missed.

Title:The Gate of Worlds
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781596871571
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  • Zandra

    This is THE STORY OF WHAT IF'S. Set in a world where the English did not colonize the world or bring the industrial revolution.An adventure / travel memoir of an 18 year old Englishman. He leaves behi...

  • Nicky

    This is an interesting what-if world, which really didn't work out for me because the narrator/main character was just so prone to making stupid decisions. "Here is some good advice, I will proceed to...

  • Fiona

    It got too weird and racist. I couldn’t get past 50 pages. ...

  • Jef

    A "what if" novel. What if the Black Death had wiped out 3/4 of Europe and the Turks were victorious? This is the story of a young man from England in the late 20th century who travels to the New Worl...

  • Ryan

    A great book with swashbuckling narration. It's a shame a followup was never written to this shortlived journey. ...

  • Frank Taranto

    The book that really turned me on to SF. ...

  • Robert Hepple

    First published in 1967, 'The Gate of Worlds' is a SF novel of the alternate-reality sub-genre. Set in the 1960s in a world where the Black Death had a far greater death toll in Europe, resulting in E...

  • GRIMAULT Bernard

    L'uchronie est le prétexte à une épopée destinée à un public adolescent des années 60... Le contexte n'est pas approfondi et les personnages sont très superficiels. Les invraisemblances sont m...

  • Eddie

    Not what I expected. I was looking for a Sci-fi and got a straight up adventure. An alternative reality (where the America's weren't conquered by Europeans, but Europe was by the Turks) so it was inte...

  • Marko

    Interesting world, and it would be interesting to see it explored in more detail.The story is only there to showcase the world, and the only thing driving the story forward is the sheer idiocy of the ...