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The wang of worldbuilding: Conquistador by S.M. Stirling (Roc, 2003)

If you want a picture of alternate history novels, imagine the clomping foot of nerdism stamping on a human face — forever. The ceaseless barrage of detail can be bearable if characterisation, dialogue and plot don’t become secondary concerns along the way but needless to say that isn’t the case with Conquistador. Nice idea Mr Stirling, shame about the execution.

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