Ace Books, 1988. First printing in fine condition.

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By Scott (Chattanooga, TN) · ★★★☆☆ · March 30, 2014
Boy, there wasn't a single character in this book that was likeable. Not one. The protagonist, Rayne Wallace, a "Runner" who goes between alternate versions of America, is an absolute asshole to his wife, who in turn is a total bitch to him. Wonderful marriage. In one of the worlds he visits, he... ...more
By Matt (Los Angeles, CA) · ★★★☆☆ · January 17, 2008
I love the idea of alternate universes, and using it as an idea in a political thriller sounded fun. A president who gets more aggressive with the Russians, knowing he can escape to another universe? Awesome. Unfortunately, that's only a third of this book, and it's really not exciting. Most of t... ...more
By Jay (Twin Falls, ID) · ★★★☆☆ · April 14, 2013
This 1988 novel is an excellent candidate for a movie or miniseries adaption, but it would take a very talented director with great respect for the source material to pull it off.

After reading Kevin J. Anderson's Alternitech collection, I dragged this novel out of my science fiction paperback co... ...more
By Josiah · ★☆☆☆☆ · December 02, 2010
I hated the characters in this novel. Not only were they poorly written, but the were emotionless and their acts and motivations made me despise them. The characters were unrealistic, especially the poorly written dialogue. This novel seems as if it were written with the hopes of being adapted to... ...more
By Peter (Encinitas, CA) · October 19, 2011
I read this book in paperback in the 90's I think, and it's stuck with me as one of the best alternate reality novels I've encountered. I remembered it last week because I'd finished reading all ten volumes of Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughn, and in that series, one of the clues that was dropped ea... ...more
By Nessreen (Jiddah, 14, Saudi Arabia) · ★★★☆☆ · September 23, 2011
This book could have been better. It only got interesting towards the end: the last few pages of the book. Maybe the author spent too much time introducing the characters. ...more
By Bill (Dumfries, VA) · ★★★★★ · June 04, 2012
This was book was just plain run to read! ...more
By Andy (London, The United Kingdom) · August 25, 2010