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Curious Notions

(2004)
(The second book in the Crosstime Traffic series)
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In a parallel-world 21st-century San Francisco where the Kaiser's Germany won World War One and went on to dominate the world, Paul Gomes and his father Lawrence are secret agents for our timeline, posing as traders from a foreign land. They run a storefront shop called Curious Notions, selling what is in our world routine consumer technology-record players, radios, cassette decks--all of which is better than anything in this world, but only by a bit. Their real job is to obtain raw materials for our timeline. Just as importantly, they must guard the secret of Crosstime Traffic--for of the millions of parallel timelines, this is one of the few advanced enough to use that secret against us.

Now, however, the German occupation police are harrassing them. They want to know where they're getting their mysterious goods. Under pressure, Paul and Lawrence hint that their supplies comes from San Francisco's Chinese...setting in motion a chain of intrigues that will put the entire enterprise of Crosstime Traffic at deadly risk.

Genre: Science Fiction

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May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Curious Notions: Crosstime Traffic
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 1-4352-8516-6 / 978-1-4352-8516-3 (USA edition)
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October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Curious Notions (Crosstime Traffic)
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 0-7653-0694-8 / 978-0-7653-0694-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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November 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Curious Notions (Crosstime Traffic)
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 0-7653-4610-9 / 978-0-7653-4610-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Curious Notions: A Novel of Crosstime Traffic
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 0-7653-3796-7 / 978-0-7653-3796-2 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Curious Notions (Crosstime Traffic Book 2)
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
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October 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Curious Notions: A Novel of Crosstime Traffic
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Tor Books
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