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Deathlands

Time Nomads

Written By:James Axler - 1989

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Synopsis

Adventure and suspense in a treacherous new world

OUT OF THE RUINS OF THE APOCALYPSE, A NEW CIVILIZATION BEGINS...

In the blasted heart of the new America, Ryan Cawdor and his band of warrior-survivalists search for hidden caches of food, weapons and technology—the legacy of a preholocaust society—stashed in lonely outposts known as redoubts.

When Ryan ingests bacteria-infested food, he lies near death—his body paralyzed but his mind traveling rapidly back to his early days in the Deathlands... moving through the southwest on post-nuke vehicles called warwags... and his run-in with the Baron.

Towse, near what was once Albuquerque, is a ville in a freakishly beautiful landscape populated by scabbies and armed Apaches. Baron Alias Carson and his bejeweled wife, Sharona, welcome Ryan, J.B. Dix and the Tracker to their treacherous would.

In the Deathlands the past is a dream. The future is a nightmare.

Excerpt

"I'll drop the door," J.B. offered, reaching for the outside control lever.

As the Armorer touched the green lever, the sec door fell—not slowly, controlled by a mass of hydraulics and pistons, but all at once, with the infinite deadweight of solid vanadium steel. Hundreds of tons crashed to the concrete floor, nearly taking J.B. with it.

"Rad-blast it!" he cursed, jumping back with the agility of a hunting puma.

The whole place shook. Dust and flakes of stone fell from the ceiling, creating their own choking fog. Ryan dropped to his hands and knees, cradling his head, ready for a major cave-in. But the echoes of the fallen door were swallowed up in the muffling stillness. Nothing more came away from the ceiling and walls.

As the air cleared, everyone looked at the sec door. It didn't seem to be damaged, but the concrete around its base was severely cracked. J.B. tried the control lever. He pushed gently, then put more of his weight against it. The tendons in his neck tightened under the strain, and a vein throbbed at his temple. But nothing happened.

"Trapped," Jak announced.

The monosyllable said it all.

Catastrophe:

war

Type:

fantastical
Other Titles in the Deathlands list

0     Encounter

1     Pilgrimage to Hell

2     Red Holocaust

3     Neutron Solstice

4     Crater Lake

5     Homeward Bound

6     Pony Soldiers

7     Dectra Chain

8     Ice and Fire

9     Red Equinox

10     Northstar Rising

11     Time Nomads

12     Latitude Zero

13     Seedling

14     Dark Carnival

15     Chill Factor

16     Moon Fate

17     Fury's Pilgrims

18     Shockscape

19     Deep Empire

20     Cold Asylum

21     Twilight Children

22     Rider, Reaper

23     Road Wars

24     Trader Redux

25     Genesis Echo

26     Shadowfall

27     Ground Zero

28     Emerald Fire

29     Bloodlines

30     Crossways

31     Keepers of the Sun

32     Circle Thrice

33     Eclipse at Noon

34     Stoneface

35     Bitter Fruit

36     Skydark

37     Demons of Eden

38     Mars Arena, The

39     Watersleep

40     Nightmare Passage

41     Freedom Lost

42     Way of the Wolf

43     Dark Emblem

44     Crucible of Time

45     Starfall

46     Gemini Rising

47     Gaia's Demise

48     Dark Reckoning

49     Shadow World

50     Pandora's Redoubt

51     Rat King

52     Zero City

53     Savage Armada

54     Judas Strike

55     Shadow Fortress

56     Sunchild

57     Breakthrough

58     Salvation Road

59     Amazon Gate

60     Destiny's Truth

61     Skydark Spawn

62     Damnation Road Show

63     Devil Riders

64     Bloodfire

65     Hellbenders

66     Separation

67     Death Hunt

68     Shaking Earth

69     Black Harvest

70     Vengeance Trail

71     Ritual Chill

72     Atlantis Reprise

73     Labyrinth

74     Strontium Swamp

75     Shatter Zone

76     Perdition Valley

77     Cannibal Moon

78     Sky Raider

79     Remember Tomorrow

80     Sunspot

81     Desert Kings

82     Apocalypse Unborn

83     Thunder Road

84     Plague Lords

85     Dark Resurrection

86     Eden's Twilight

87     Desolation Crossing

88     Alpha Wave

89     Time Castaways

90     Prophecy

91     Blood Harvest

92     Arcadian's Asylum

93     Baptism of Rage

94     Doom Helix

95     Moonfeast

96     Downrigger Drift

97     Playfair's Axiom

98     Tainted Cascade

99     Perception Fault

100     Prodigal's Return

101     Lost Gates

102     Haven's Blight

103     Hell Road Warriors