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Through Darkest America

Isaac Asimov Presents
(The first book in the Through Darkest America series)
A novel by

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Another in the new Isaac Asimov Presents series (see above), this provocative novel is set in a world that nuclear war has almost decimated of cities, technology and large animals. To replace farm livestock, the country's sole source of meat is genetically altered humans, without intelligence or speech. A distant civil war out west, its harsh taxes and harsher collectors, force Howie Ryder to flee his family's Tennessee farm. He falls in with outlaw Pardo, who signs on with a big meat drive only to rustle it and playsand preys onboth sides in running guns. Barrett's SF rendering of this latter-day civil war comes complete with a version of slavery, cavalry charges and a young boy representing the country's coming of age. The romantic narrative skillfully moves from a well-told if familiar story of war and the western frontier to areas of ambiguity and uncertainty that readers are left to answer for themselves.

Genre: Romance    

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Hardback Editions

1986 : USA Hardback

Title: Through darkest America
Author(s): Neal Barrett
ISBN: 0-86553-184-6 / 978-0-86553-184-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Distributed by Contemporary Books
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Paperback Editions

August 1988 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Through Darkest America (Isaac Asimov Presents)
Author(s): Neal, Jr Barrett
ISBN: 0-373-30302-5 / 978-0-373-30302-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Books
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March 1988 : UK Paperback

Title: Through Darkest America
Author(s): Neal Barrett
ISBN: 0-450-42173-2 / 978-0-450-42173-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Through Darkest America
Author(s): Neal Barrett Jr
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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