Wednesday, 3 August 2016
William Walker, Time Criminal
sanded split log floors with rugs;
walls made straight with plumbing lines;
upper floors and staircases;
glass-chimney oil lamps;
molded wax candles;
"'...like the palaces of the gods...'" (p. 415)
Slaves work the cornfields and meadows.
"The seed kernel of an empire. Archaeologists may dig it up someday. The place where the dynasty that ruled the world for a thousand years was born. If things went well, he'd move somewhere more convenient in a couple of years - the site of London, probably - but this was the first ground that had been his." (p. 447)
There will be no Londinium/London but instead an earlier city named after Walker. In the absence of a Time Patrol, it is to be hoped that the Nantucketer expeditionary force is going to foil his schemes.