Something is wrong out West.
The Buffalo Soldiers sent to subdue the Cheyenne are deserting and going over to the other side. The Sioux are leaving their barren reservations in hordes. Armed bands of Apaches have been seen east of the Mississippi!
Lemuel Rowland, formerly Poyeshao, has spent his life learning the white man's ways. Now he must choose between his career as a Washington bureaucrat and the ancient dreams of his people. An obscure Lakota chief called Touch-the-Clouds, armed by a Russian spy and inspired by a woman with the gift of prophecy, is uniting the "horse tribes" into an awesome horde that will thunder eastward and reclaim the entire continent for its original owners.
It should be Lemuel Rowland's job to stop thembut he wants them to succeed!
Combining the startling insights of Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle with the elegiac lyricism of Dee Brown's bestseller, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Pamela Sargent's brilliant new alternate history epic asksand answersthe most heartbreaking and troubling question in American history:
What if the warlike Indian nations of the high plains had combined under a strong leader? What if they had struck eastward at a weakened America, still reeling from the devastation of the Civil War?
What if they had won?
The complex and fascinating answer, as presented in this extraordinary work of speculative fiction from an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, will either shock you, enrage you, or make you nostalgic for an America that could have been.
But whatever your reaction, you will never look at our history in the same way again.
The White Man's NightmareThe Indian's Dream!
"The Russian's ancestors and ours come from the same great chief," Touch-the-Clouds explained to Crazy Horse. "This great chief lived among bands of horsemen who warred with one another. He united them, and they became a nation of warriors. They rode against an enemy who lived to the east of them, a people with weapons and riches even greater than those of the whites."
"And did he drive the enemy from his lands?" asked Crazy Horse.
"Genghis Khan did more than that," said Touch-the Clouds. "He defeated his enemy and became their chief. He took their lands for his people."
from Climb the Wind
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Pamela Sargent is the author of several highly praised novels. Gregory Benford described her novel Venus of Dreams (1986) as "A new high point in humanistic science fiction." Venus of Shadows (1988), the sequel, was called "alive with humanity, moving, and memorable," by Locus. The Shore of Women (1986), one of Sargent's best-known books, was praised as "a compelling and emotionally involving novel" by Publishers Weekly. The Washington Post Book World has called her "one of the genre's best writers."
Sargent is also the author of Earthseed (1983), chosen as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association, and two collections of short fiction, Starshadows (1977) and The Best of Pamela Sargent (1987). She has won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award. Ruler of the Sky (1993), Sargent's epic historical novel about Genghis Khan, tells the Mongol conqueror's story largely from the points-of-view of women.Review:
"A great book ... a sparkling American epic and a fitting pendant to RULER OF THE SKY. We applaud an unerringsense of history - both the actual and the possible, all garnished with tid-bits - such as Edison recording the treaty on his magic voice machine. (!!!)" -- Charles L. Harness
"Climb the Wind is a most enjoyable and entertaining new alternate history adventure which I believe brings a new dimension to the form....Pamela Sargent advances this interesting speculation within a well-structured adventure story involving all sorts of intriguing rogues and idealists and just plain heroes and heroines...the resolution is quite credible and the reaching of it consistently entertaining. Someone really ought to make a movie of the thing." -- Gahan Wilson, Realms of Fantasy
"Climb the Wind is one of the rare alternate histories that really needed to be written an important premise backed up with solid research and good storytelling. Reading this book is an illuminating experience." -- M.J. Engh
"Pamela Sargent is a clever and talented author, and Climb the Wind is highly creative, fascinating, and enjoyable." -- -Janelle Taylor
"Pamela Sargent is an explorer, an innovator . . . she's always a few years ahead of the pack." -- David Brin, author of Foundation's Triumph
"Pamela Sargent loads her Springfield and heads into the post-Civil War era with a rousing tale of what might have happened had the Indians united against white encroachment. If Harry Turtledove has been driving the Alternate America stage, Pamela is now riding shotgun." -- Jack McDevitt
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