Science Fiction Chronicle (USA) | 01 September 2000 | ???

The sequel to Ayuamarca is also set in an alternate dimension where elements of the Incan civilization emigrated to escape the invaders from Europe. In their own pocket universe, they have created a unique culture dominated by the priesthood, which is often indistinguishable from the government. The protagonist is a young member of the city guard who is reassigned to help with a murder investigation, only to discover that the victim is his girlfriend, and that the solution will involve secrets of the inner circles of his society. The surface plot is pretty good in itself, a nice mix of SF and mystery devices. What makes the book really noteworthy is the unique and ever evolving setting, with its grounding in Incan philosophy. Neither title has appeared in the US as yet, but I would be very surprised if it’s long before someone publishes them on this side of the Atlantic. reviewed in Science Fiction Chronicle, September 2000. THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE ORIGINAL RELEASE OF HELL’S HORIZON.

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