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Ariosto Furioso, A Romance for an Alternate Renaissance
A novel by

World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
In an alternate-world Italian Renaissance where the Italian states have formed a federation, the great epic poet Ludovico Ariosto is writing a fantasy adventure set in the New World that reflects the difficulties besetting his patron, Damiano de' Medici. While the Cerrochi in Ariosto's fantasy battle the evil wizard Anatrecacciatore with the help of a heroic version of Ariosto himself, politics and skullduggery plague the Florence-based court of Italia Federata, in which Ariosto becomes enmeshed when he chooses to support the Medicis against those seeking to fracture the Italian union.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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January 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Ariosto (St. Germain)
Author(s): Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
ISBN: 0-8125-5852-9 / 978-0-8125-5852-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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April 1980 : USA Paperback

Author(s): Chelsa Quinn Yarbro
ISBN: 0-671-83294-8 / 978-0-671-83294-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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