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Tales from the Vatican vaults

Author: David V Barrett
Publisher: London : Robinson, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A captivating collection of original science fiction and fantasy stories based on the same alternate world premise: a collection of documents that have been suppressed by the Vatican and hidden away for years, in some cases centuries, are revealed when the vaults are thrown open by a reforming pope. In this alternate reality, Pope John Paul (I) does not die a month after his accession in 1978; instead he lives on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David V Barrett
ISBN: 9781472111654 1472111656
OCLC Number: 920588562
Description: xi, 561 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The tale of Pope Joan / David V. Barrett (c. AD 850) --
No peace for the wicked / K.J. Parker (1032-1048) --
Chasing Charlemagne / John Grant (c. 1040) --
Encounter on the Rhine (Marion Pitman (c. 1150) --
Songs of love / J.-M. Brugée (c. 1189) --
The dragon chain / Cherith Baldry (1355) --
Bells of the Harelle / Rosanne Rabinowitz (1382-1419) --
The sky weeps, the earth quakes / Jaine Fenn (1541) --
The gifts / Kleo Kay (c. 1580) --
Windows into men's hearts / E. Saxey (1591) --
Documents in the case of Brother G. / Paul Kincaid (1600) --
The hammer of witches / Mary Gentle (1620) --
The silver monkeys / Dave Hutchinson (c. 1690s) --
The watchers / Garry Kilworth (1771) --
The missing journal of Captain James Cook / Geraldine Warner (1779) --
Cooking up a storm / Jean Marie Ward (1814/1841) --
Pio Nono and the Papal allocution / Damian P. O'Connor (1848) --
The confession / Alex Bell (1889) --
Saunière's secret / Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe (1920s) --
The will / KristaLyn Amber (1918-1960s) --
Gardening / Stephanie Potter (1930s) --
The she / Terry Grimwood (1943-44) --
Gargoyles / Douglas Thompson (1948) --
The saint's well / Storm Constantine (1959) --
The mountain wind / Patrice Chaplin (1965) --
Miserere / Sarah Ash (1970-1770) --
The island of lost priests / Kristine Kathryn rusch (1975) --
Apocryphon / Stephen Marley (1978).
Responsibility: edited by David V. Barrett.

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Imaginations run wild here * Weekend Sport * a fascinating and enjoyable collection of short stories by different authors, all based on the (alternative reality) premise that Pope John Paul I did not Read more...

 
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