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Alice Payne arives

by Heartfield, Kate [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Alice Payne ; 1.Publisher: New York, New York : Tom Doherty Associates, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 169 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781250313737 (paperback); 1250313732 (paperback).Subject(s): Robbers -- Fiction | Science fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: "Alice Payne Arrives is the story of a time traveling thief turned reluctant hero in this science fiction adventure"--Amazon.
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<p> Kate Heartfield's Alice Payne Arrives is the story of a time traveling thief turned reluctant hero in this science fiction adventure. <br> <br> A disillusioned major, a highwaywoman, and a war raging across time.<br> <br> It's 1788 and Alice Payne is the notorious highway robber, the Holy Ghost. Aided by her trusty automaton, Laverna, the Holy Ghost is feared by all who own a heavy purse.<br> <br> It's 1889 and Major Prudence Zuniga is once again attempting to change history--to save history--but seventy attempts later she's still no closer to her goal.<br> <br> It's 2016 and . . . well, the less said about 2016 the better!<br> <br> But in 2020 the Farmers and the Guides are locked in battle; time is their battleground, and the world is their prize. Only something new can change the course of the war. Or someone new.<br> <br> Little did they know, but they've all been waiting until Alice Payne arrives.</p>

"Alice Payne Arrives is the story of a time traveling thief turned reluctant hero in this science fiction adventure"--Amazon.

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In 1788, Alice Payne is bound by 18th-century rules and strictures, at least in public during the day. In the evenings, she makes a living as a highwayman known as the Holy Ghost. When she inadvertently sends her latest mark into the future, setting off events that put her in the middle of the Time War of the 2070s, she becomes key to ending the conflict and righting the world's wrongs. This includes reversing the damage done to her father in America over the War of Independence and finding money to keep his debtors, and her would-be suitors, at bay. Because of the narrative pacing, there's little time for character development, which unfortunately does a disservice to an otherwise excellent tale. There's a whiff of steampunk with Alice's tinkering, scientifically minded companion Laverne, an automated robot who helps in highway robberies, and the time wheel that makes travel between location and eras possible. VERDICT Fans of steampunk and short stories will likely enjoy.-Michelle Martinez Hoogterp, Sam Houston State Univ. Lib., Huntsville, TX © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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