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Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump by Harry Turtledove




David Fisher is an EPA agent, Environmental Perfection Agency.  This is the first clue that  "we ain't in Kansas anymore".   Turtledove is the master of alternative history.  This particular tale is heavily laden with Turtledove tongue in cheek humor while maintaining a consistent and intriguing plot.   GM isn't General Motors it is General Movers, manufacturer of flying carpets.   The theme is a realty fueled by religion and magic being threaten by "Powers"  that may be trying to start the Third Sorcerous War.

Turtle writes a great story and twists his plots to sufficiently satisfy any plot driven reader.   Fisher is a civil servant with a conscience and is driven to perfection by both his ethics and his love for Judy, a proof reader in a scriptorium.

There is plenty of action, lots of really, really interesting and funny characters or scenes.

I highly recommend.

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