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The Amtrak Wars

Author : Patrick Tilley
Publisher :
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 16,27 MB
Release : 1998
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The Amtrak Wars: Earth-Thunder

Author : Patrick Tilley
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 512 pages
File Size : 10,88 MB
Release : 2013-08-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1448212510


Hundreds of years after civilisation has been destroyed by nuclear war, the Earth is divided between the Trackers of the Amtrak Federation – a community living in vast subterranean cities – and the Mutes, who have evolved to withstand the radiation that has driven their foes underground. A long war for possession of the overground has killed and enslaved many of the Mutes, leaving only the Plainfolk to resist the Federation. And now the Iron Masters – a powerful people living in the traditions of the Samurai – have joined the battle for dominance. It is time for Steve Brickman, who has long struggled with split loyalties, to finally pick a side. His duty to his own people, the Amtrak Federation, wars against his spiritual bond to the Mute clan M'Call. Honoured with promotion into to the First Family, it looks as though Brickman may choose his home over that of his love's, the pregnant Clearwater. But when Clearwater gives birth to his child at the exact moment that Mount Saint Helens explodes, it looks as if the Mute Prophesy has come to fruition. Meanwhile Roz – Brickman's powerfully psychic kin-sister – and Cadillac, last free living member of the clan M'Call, must travel into the treacherous lands of the Iron Masters to stave off a deadly retribution, whilst becoming embroiled in another land's civil war. Now that the First Family believe Clearwater's child to be the Talisman – heralded messiah of the Plainfolk – their grip tightens as they plan to use this child of prophesy for their own ends. Earth-Thunder, book six of The Amtrak Wars Saga, first published in 1990, concludes Patrick Tilley's internationally best selling science fiction epic.


Author : Patrick Tilley
Publisher : Orbit Books
Page : 373 pages
File Size : 48,87 MB
Release : 1998
Category : Fantasy fiction
ISBN : 9781857235395


At the end of BLOOD RIVER Clearwater is in trouble on board the wagon-train while Cadillac heads West. Caught up in double treachery Roz and Steve together pretend loyalty to the Federation. While Mutes mount a dranmatic raid on the train, Mr Snow is worrying about the whereabouts of Steve, Cadillac and Clearwater and decides to seek them out at the trading post. An elaborate plot sees Steve joining Cadillac to destroy the strongest Mute clan. Meanwhile the Iron Masters are determined to settle their score with the Mutes and increase their landholding. Having convened a meeting with the Summoners, Mr Snow raises a tidal wave and aborts the iron master' plan; sweeping their boats inland and breaking up the battle. Though Steve feaars for Clearwater's safety and appeals to Mr Snoe to intervene, the answer in severe. Steve and Clearwater must go back and face their destiny.

The Amtrak Wars: First Family

Author : Patrick Tilley
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 350 pages
File Size : 34,98 MB
Release : 2012-12-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1448210690


Hundreds of years after civilisation has been destroyed by nuclear war, the Earth is divided between the Trackers of the Amtrak Federation – a community living in vast subterranean cities – and the Mutes, who have evolved to withstand the radiation that has driven their foes underground. A long war for possession of the overground has killed and enslaved many of the Mutes, leaving only the Plainfolk to resist the Federation. After escaping from the clan M'Call in his handmade glider, wingman Steve Brickman expects a hero's welcome from his fellow Trackers. Kidnapped on his first mission above ground by the Mutes, he has spent the last five months under the enforced tutelage of Mr Snow, clan M'Call's wise and magically gifted wordsmith. The months have also garnered a friendship with Cadillac, Mr Snow's protégé, a dawning love of the beautiful Clearwater, and a realisation that the Mutes are not the sub-humans that his masters would have him believe. But instead of a happy homecoming, he receives suspicion and interrogation. Still officially 'dead' until he receives the proper clearance, Brickman must face long hours of speculation and questioning at the hands of the First Family. Only the chance of seeing his kin-sister Roz – with whom he shares a psychic connection – offers any comfort. He is soon drawn into the complicated world of AMEXICO, a top-secret intelligence force where nothing is as it seems, and Brickman must face the reality that everything he has believed in could be false. If the First Family have lied to them about the Mutes, then what else have they been covering up? Is there really any harmful radiation left in the blue-sky world at all? Split by a terrible division of loyalties, what will Brickman choose? The world he knows of order and duty? Or the new life glimpsed through his love for Clearwater? Either way, his role in the Mute prophesy of the Talisman is far from over. First Family, first published in 1985, is the second instalment of Patrick Tilley's internationally best selling science fiction epic, The Amtrak Wars Saga.

Dark Visions

Author : Patrick Tilley
Publisher : Orbit Books
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 41,47 MB
Release : 1988-01
Category : Fantasy fiction, English
ISBN : 9780747402701


Detailed artwork, maps, strips and narrative bringing to life visually the world of the trackers, the mutes and the iron masters - the three sets of inhabitants of the amtrak wars series. 11/1/88-resubmit on far eastern & european costs. 18/1/88-produce from crc: 15000 at $6.99: 64p: uc=182p(far eastern costs). 25/1/88-resubmitted via pricing system: 20000 at $5.99: uc=148p(far eastern costs). UK LEAD TITLE

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone

Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 499 pages
File Size : 12,93 MB
Release : 2013-09-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0804149704


A major work of American literature from a major American writer that powerfully portrays the anguish of being Black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. "Baldwin is one of the few genuinely indispensable American writers." —Saturday Review At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is overpowering in its vitality and extravagant in the intensity of its feeling.

Iron Master

Author : Patrick Tilley
Publisher :
Page : 452 pages
File Size : 22,15 MB
Release : 1987
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780671653385


In Iron Master Federation pilot Steve Brickman embarks on the most dangerous mission of his life: to spy out the growing threat of the Iron Masters, descendants of today's Japanese. Brickman's mission is a nightmare journey into the unknown. The Iron Masters guard their lands with samurai ferocity, but they may hold the key to victory for the Federation. Advertising in science fiction publications.

The Men Who Loved Trains

Author : Rush Loving
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 383 pages
File Size : 40,12 MB
Release : 2006-05-21
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 0253000645


An award-winning account of a crisis in railroad history: “This absorbing book takes you on an entertaining ride.” —Chicago Tribune A saga about one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the land—America’s railroads—The Men Who Loved Trains introduces the chieftains who have run the railroads, both those who set about grabbing power and big salaries for themselves, and others who truly loved the industry. As a journalist and associate editor of Fortune magazine who covered the demise of Penn Central and the creation of Conrail, Rush Loving often had a front-row seat to the foibles and follies of this group of men. He uncovers intrigue, greed, lust for power, boardroom battles, and takeover wars and turns them into a page-turning story. He recounts how the chairman of CSX Corporation, who later became George W. Bush’s Treasury secretary, managed to make millions for himself while his company drifted in chaos. Yet there were also those who loved trains and railroading—and who played key roles in reshaping transportation in the northeastern United States. This book will delight not only the rail fan, but anyone interested in American business and history. Includes photographs

Santa Fe Chiefs

Author : Bill Yenne
Publisher : Voyageur Press
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 35,35 MB
Release : 2005-11-10
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9780760318485


Like lightning flashing across the desert sky, the Chief streaks by, resplendent in its ""warbonnet"" livery. This splendid illustrated history of the Santa Fe Railroad's flagship passenger trains carries readers back to an era of luxury travel on America's rails - when movie stars and moguls booked their places on the Chief for the 40-hour trip from Chicago to Los Angeles - faster even than Amtrak's Southwest Chief today. The story of America's most celebrated passenger train, the nation's first diesel-poweed streamliner - from its first run in 1936 to its takeover by Amtrak in 1971 - also includes cocverage of the Santa Fe's other Chiefs, including the Texas and San Francisco.

Ghost Train!

Author :
Publisher : TLC Publishing (VA)
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 36,17 MB
Release : 2001-11-29
Category : Ghosts
ISBN : 9781883089764


Ninety ghostly tales of the rails are illustrated with period photos and artwork specially commissioned for this volume. Tony Reevy's interesting writing and careful research bring these legends of yesteryear to life in this strangely entertaining book; feel the shivers run up and down your spine.