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Price, Susan.
New York : HarperCollins, 2000.
ISBN 0060293926
In most time travel books the theme is one of exploration and not disturbing the continuum.  Not so in The Sterkarm Handshake.  The purpose of time travel is to bring in natural resources that have been depleted in the present time.   The time travelers go back to the 16th century and present themselves as Elves to explain away their modern technology.  Their target is the Sterkarms, people who plunder the border between England and Scotland.  If the Sterkarms can be brought to heel, the FUP can mine their resources and create a time travel resort.  How hard can it be to deal with such primitive people?  The FUP greatly underestimates the resourcefulness of the Sterkarms.  Come join the team, either that of the FUP or the Sterkarms, and take a look at life in the 16th century.  (Mary Huebscher, Librarian, Holy Cross of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
SUBJECTS:     Time travel -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.


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