|Land Leviathan, the (1974) [Novel]|
by Michael Moorcock
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Series: Oswald Bastable
A barbaric new dark age - In an alternate twentieth century
Seeking the answer to the mystery of life, Captain Oswald Bastable visits the Temple of the Future Buddha and is thrown through time to a new twentieth century. Plague, anarchy and superstition rule the world where he finds himself. Bands of diseased mutants pillage the continents while pirate U-boats prowl the ocean.
But from this chaos emerges Black Atilla, commander of the African Hordes and master of the most terrible weapon ever devised by man - the Land Leviathan, a terrifying ziggurat on wheels, a moving mountain of deadly artillery.
At last, after centuries of cruel oppression, the Land Leviathan helps the Black Atilla establish Black Power on an unimaginable, global scale. Unimaginable, that is, to anyone except Michael Moorcock who has re-written the history of the twentieth century in his own totally original, biting style.
Original title: The Land Leviathan
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Alternate and Parallel Worlds
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Technology→ Steampunk & Low Tech