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By H. Beam Piper Roberta Rambelli | Comments: ( 264 ) | Date: ( Jun 18, 2019 )

Un anonimo agente della polizia di Stato della Pennsylvania, Calvin Morrison, viene scaraventato in una dimensione dove le cose sono andate molto diversamente rispetto alla nostra Terra Nel giro di poche settimane il signor Morrison gi diventato Lord Kalvan d Altroquando e si trova a capo di un esercito per combattere una guerra locale Ma la sua iniziativa minacciaUn anonimo agente della polizia di Stato della Pennsylvania, Calvin Morrison, viene scaraventato in una dimensione dove le cose sono andate molto diversamente rispetto alla nostra Terra Nel giro di poche settimane il signor Morrison gi diventato Lord Kalvan d Altroquando e si trova a capo di un esercito per combattere una guerra locale Ma la sua iniziativa minaccia di distruggere in un colpo solo molti dei presenti alternativi nei quali si divide l Unica realt.Copertina di Franco Brambilla


  • Title: Lord Kalvan d’Altroquando
  • Author: H. Beam Piper Roberta Rambelli
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

H. Beam Piper Roberta Rambelli

Henry Beam Piper was an American science fiction author He wrote many short stories and several novels He is best known for his extensive Terro Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of Paratime alternate history tales.



Comments Lord Kalvan d’Altroquando

  • Richard Derus

    Rating: 4.9* of fiveThe Book Report: It has been said since there were people to say it that you have to leave home to find yourself. It was never more truly said than with Corporal Calvin Morrison, Pennsylvania State Police. He had to leave Earth as he knew it in order to feel at home at last.Calvin, you see, ran afoul of a glitch in an alien (though still Earthly) technology, was swept into a temporal conveyor, and despite being thrust into a unique environment, still managed to defend himself [...]


  • Mary Catelli

    A classic of alternate worlds. . . we open with the head of the Paratime Patrol contemplating his job, which he is about to hand on. And then we have the Princess Rylla in the war council where her father and his councillors face a hopeless war. And then we meet Calvin Morrisson, Pennsylvanian cop, going in with three others to take a murderer. Except that he's accidentally swept up by a Paratime traveler, and dumped in another world.Recognizes it as Pennsylvania. But then he meets people and re [...]


  • D.w.

    This was not my first Piper, nor my second. I was well into reading Piper before discovering this, but wow, what an incredible adventure this started for me. And now with the continuations that Roland Green and John Carr have produced, this Kalvan Canon (That is a Pun) just grows and grows. Much like Hos-Hostigos.I had long since read L Sprague de Camp, Lest Darkness Falls, the story where a man of our times (and Calvin Morrison is a Pennsylvania State Trooper from the 50's or 60's) returns to a [...]


  • Peter Brander

    The hero ends up in a primitive society in a parallel universe. He immediately starts producing a lot of weapons, and starts a dozen wars, killing thousands of people in the process. He also considers making inventions to improve peoples lives. (paper, calendar, whisky) but he never quite gets around to actually doing any of that.Nowadays that would propably have made him the villain, but this is an old book. People were rather strange back then. Read it for the historical value or don't.


  • Joe

    I really liked this book when I was 14. I should read it again. Even if I end up not liking the novel anymore, I will always remember it as the book that introduced me to the idea of Indo-European languages and alternate history fiction.


  • Benjamin Espen

    I picked up this volume because it was mentioned in Armageddon: There Will be War volume VIII. Pournelle cited Piper as a great influence on his own work, especially his Janissaries series, and included in volume VIII was a sequel to Piper's trandimensional adventure story written by John F. Carr and Roland Green. That story was pretty good, so I picked up the original to see what it was all about.I'm glad that I did. Piper told a great story, full of humor and action, but it is clear that he kn [...]


  • DevonStart

    This book is pretty cool, i like this type of sci fie last book written by piper before his suicide this is probably the best of the lot. Calvin Morrison is a Pennsylvania state trooper on a routine arrest in the middle of a farm in PA. Before he can get to the house he and his partners are storming he is "abducted". to be more specific he is accidentally transported via the Paracops, to an alternate time line. It seems that time travel, forward and back ward, is impossible, however lateral trav [...]


  • Mike

    I reread this story from time to time. It is one of my favorite adventure stories. Just plain fun.


  • Paul

    A model for alternate history storiesd a damn good read!


  • Greg O'byrne

    The best (and nearly first) cross-time-dimensional story out there.


  • Dan

    A seminal Sci-Fi work, a must read for all Sci-Fi fans and his best work.


  • John McDonnell

    Enjoyed this book. It was a primer for some wargames at the time.


  • Michelle

    interesting journey back into a different age of fantasy writing. I wasn't as enamored with all the military strategy but it fit the book.


  • Andrew J Harvey

    Premise - Point of Divergence (POD)Aryan-Transpacific line (Aryans move east rather than west, eventually settling the Americas)The StoryThe Paratime Police patrolled the vast number of alternate time-dimensions, the worlds which had branched off at every crucial point in history. Their job was to keep the existence of the alternate Earths a secret. And to keep them from mixing and destroying each other.But even the Time cops could make mistakes. They made a big one when Calvin Morrison, an appa [...]


  • Mark Schlatter

    A long time favorite of mine --- I think I would give it five stars if I could parse some of the battle scenes. Piper's narration would be greatly aided with some maps!What I love about this book is not just the time travel (which is really dimensional hopping to a less advanced Earth), it's the civilization building. Pennsylvania State Police officer Calvin Morrison finds himself in a world where his large store of military knowledge (including, most importantly, how to make gunpowder) transfor [...]


  • liirogue

    I found myself rather disappointed in this book. I like the premise, but it wasn't executed well.A police officer finds himself transported to another time line - the same world, but one where the people and cultures developed differently. Kalvan basically waltzes in and takes over and everyone does exactly as he says. He introduces all this new technology and tons of new ideas, and no one gets upset or resists him. They all simply fall in line behind him.Additionally, the characters are flat an [...]


  • Don Andrews

    One of the best Sci-Fi stories ever! A lateral time line story, or alternate reality. Calvin Morrison a Penn State trooper from the late nineteen fifties is accidentally transported to an alternate reality where North America is a feudal system of warring princes. This book has it all, a Hero, a Princess, and lots of sword play!


  • Heidi

    This was the book I initially chose for the 2015 reading contest to fulfill the category of a book by an author with my initials. It took the library over two months to find it for me for inter-library loan so I had to go with another book for the contest but decided to read this anyways when it finally showed up. I'm glad I did. It was a fun read.


  • Curtiss

    I recorded Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen in 50-55 minute episodes for Golden Hours, my local radio service for blind and reading-impaired listeners. Too bad I didn't make CD copies for myself, since the radio station broadcast the tape versions and then erased them too reuse.I guess I'll have to re-record it for Golden Hours, and this time keep a copy.


  • Thomas Harlan

    A bit too much "framing" with the Paratime police sections. I'd have done it all from Calvin Morrison's point of view, but that's just my opinion. Would have been quite brilliant if Sprague D Camp's Lest Darkness Fall hadn't been written 20 years earlier


  • Joshua

    You remember that episode of Star Trek where Kirk was super awesome because he knew how to make gunpowder. Stretch that out into a full book and make the protagonist "Time-cop". Not my fav from Piper, but still solid fiction.


  • Jay Daze

    a.k.a. Gunpowder God, which is what I have from Sphere Science Fiction.


  • thecryptile

    Superb "sideways in time" tale from H. Beam Piper.


  • John

    1983 grade B


  • Johnny

    Fun readHad some editing issues, other than that it was pretty good. I'd recommend this book to those that like wormhole time travel parallel universe type books.


  • Jamie Barrows

    I love stories where a semi-genius from modern times ends up in a primitive society and uses his education to set himself up. This one had lots of big battles and the birth of a new kingdom.


  • Peter

    One of the best parallel timelines type books - well thought premise - good read


  • Bill Bailey

    A very easy read.


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