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It is 73 A.D. - after Death, that is. Ninety percent of humanity has been wiped out by a cyclical plague, and rival factions are warring for control of a crumbling civilization.

Somewhere on the crumbling road between the Palisades Enclave in California and the remains of the Chicago Spaceport, a brightly painted wagon rumbles along on the last rubber tires in the world.

Itinerant peddler, part-time magician, and courier service for Earth's last enclaves of scientific knowledge, Mordecai is an unlikely hero. But as Martian colonists send a vaccine to prevent the returning blight, the enclaves grant Mordecai the instructions to apply it. So begins his journey across the plains of the west, in secret and in fear, for all around are those who would be saved should he succeed, and those who would kill him to ensure he fails.

Futurism, medieval magic and the Old West, Pluribus is a delightful inquiry into man's evolving place in the universe and his struggle to keep pace with progress.

Michael Kurland is the author of eleven novels and many short stories. His novel, A Plague of Spies won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar scroll. A native of New York City, he has travelled extensively throughout the United States and Europe and has engaged in a variety of occupations other than writing, ranging from repossessing cars for a private detective agency to directing plays for a little theatre. He now lives in Berkeley, California.

Genre: Fantasy

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