Short Stories Harry Turtledove (Study Guide): Down in the Bottomlands, the Last Article, the Road Not Taken by Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158478569

Published: September 14th 2010

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Short Stories  by  Harry Turtledove (Study Guide): Down in the Bottomlands, the Last Article, the Road Not Taken by Books LLC

Short Stories by Harry Turtledove (Study Guide): Down in the Bottomlands, the Last Article, the Road Not Taken by Books LLC
September 14th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 20 pages | ISBN: 9781158478569 | 6.79 Mb

This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Down in the Bottomlands, the Last Article, the Road Not Taken. Source:MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Chapters: Down in the Bottomlands, the Last Article, the Road Not Taken. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Down in the Bottomlands is a novella written by Harry Turtledove which takes places in an alternative history in which the Atlantic Ocean did not reflood the Mediterranean Sea 5.5 million years ago in the Miocene Epoch, as it did in our history.

The Mediterranean Basin thus remains dry to the present day in this time line, as a vast sunken desert called the Bottomlands, averaging nearly two kilometers below mean sea level, with summer temperatures reaching well above 40 C and with little or no rainfall. The story concerns a field biologist working at Trench Park named Radnal vez Krobir.

He is a citizen of Tartesh, a Homo neanderthalensis nation which seems to take in much of the west part of the Bottomlands and what in the real world is France and Spain. He is doing a two-year stint as a field guide to tourists from his and other nations who are visiting the Park to see the plants and animals there. During one of those tours, a military officer of the Kingdom of Morgaf (real-world Britain and Ireland) is killed by one of the other tourists in his party.

The world of the Down in the Bottomlands.Radnal must call higher authorities to investigate the matter, and in the course of their investigation, they determine that the deceased man had a microprint in his effects outlining a plot by another nation to set off a starbomb (nuclear weapon) near the Barrier Mountains (a range of mountains joining the Sierra Nevada (Spain) and the Rif across where the real-world Strait of Gibraltar is), thereby setting off one of the many geologic faults in the area, knocking a gap in the mountains, and reflooding the Bottomlands to fo...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=683080



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