The Miocene Arrow

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Macmillan, May 18, 2003 - Fiction - 608 pages
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In a fortieth-century America of ancient kingdoms with opulent courts, hereditary engineering guilds, and rigid class distinction in warfare, a centuries-old balance of power is shattered by a few dozen Australian infiltrators. Against a rich backdrop of war, chivalry, conspiracy, and a diesel-powered arms race, a dangerous secret alliance has formed. Now the unlikely trio of an airlord, an abbess, and a fugitive are joined together in a desperate race against time to stop the ultimate doomsday machine from being launched:
 

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As the second book in McMullen's Greatwinter trilogy, The Miocene Arrow doesn't deliver quite as satisfyingly as his first entry, but it introduces many new and memorable characters as well as their ... Read full review

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In the fourth millennium, war looms between the lands once known as America and Australia. As a new airborne weapon, the Miocene Arrow, threatens to rule the skies, assassins and spies seek to uncover ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
84
Section 4
88
Section 5
90
Section 6
97
Section 7
98
Section 8
118
Section 23
275
Section 24
313
Section 25
333
Section 26
337
Section 27
349
Section 28
351
Section 29
365
Section 30
370

Section 9
120
Section 10
125
Section 11
134
Section 12
136
Section 13
141
Section 14
145
Section 15
190
Section 16
197
Section 17
206
Section 18
210
Section 19
265
Section 20
269
Section 21
272
Section 22
273
Section 31
377
Section 32
394
Section 33
408
Section 34
418
Section 35
420
Section 36
439
Section 37
451
Section 38
456
Section 39
466
Section 40
503
Section 41
505
Section 42
527
Section 43
561
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About the author (2003)

Sean McMullen is one of the leading Australian SF authors to emerge during the 1990s, having won more than a dozen national awards in his homeland. In addition, he has sold several dozen short stories to magazines such as Analog, Interzone, and Fantasy & Science Fiction, and was co-author of Strange Constellations, a History of Australian SF. He established himself in the American market with the publication of the Greatwinter trilogy (comprised of Souls in the Great Machine, The Miocene Arrow, and Eyes of the Calculor). His fiction has been translated into Polish, French, and Japanese. The settings for Sean's work range from the Roman Empire, through Medieval Europe, to cities of the distant future.

He has bachelor's and master's degrees from Melbourne University, and post-graduate diplomas in computer science, information science and business management. He is currently doing a PhD in Medieval Fantasy Literature at Melbourne University, where he is also the deputy instructor at the campus karate club, and a member of the fencing club. Before he began writing, Sean spent several years in student reviews and theatre, and was lead singer in three rock and folk bands. After singing in several early music groups and choirs, he spent two years in the Victorian State Opera before he began writing.

He lives in Melbourne with his wife Trish and daughter Catherine.

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