Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author, Paul McAuley has posted an appreciation of Keith Roberts‘ Pavane on his blog. You should go read it.
1588: Queen Elizabeth is felled by an assassin’s bullet. Within the week, the Spanish Armada had set sail, and its victory changed the course of history. 1968: England is still dominated by the Church of Rome. There are no telephones, no television, no nuclear power. As Catholicism and the Inquisition tighten their grip, rebellion is growing . . .
SF Gateway currently hosts Pavane and another five of Keith Roberts’ books, and Pavane is also available in the SF Masterworks series published by our sister imprint Gollancz.
Paul McAuley‘s latest book is In the Mouth of the Whale, published by Gollancz and available in paperback and as an eBook.