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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Baen Books
Publication date October 24, 2006
Pages 801
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416509394
ISBN-10 1416509399
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.25 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
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Summary
The vast Union of Arcana has expanded its wealth and power by laying claim to one uninhabited planet after another through the portals linking parallel universes, until they discover a new portal that leads to another human society, Sharona, which has also been exploring the Multiverse and is dedicated to science rather than to magic.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Union of Arcana has expanded through the portals linking parallel universes for over a century and a half. In that time, its soldiers and sorcerers have laid claim to one uninhabited planet after another¿all of them Earth, and in the process, the Union has become the most powerful, most wealthy civilization in all of human history. But all of that is about to come to a screeching halt, for the Union¿s scouts have just discovered a new portal, and on its far side lies a shattering revelation. Arcana is not alone, after all. There is another human society, Sharona, which has also been exploring the Multiverse, and the first contact between them did not go well. Arcana is horrified by the alien weapons of its sudden opponents, weapons its sorcerers cannot explain or duplicate. Weapons based upon something called . . . science. But Sharona is equally horrified by Arcana¿s ¿magical¿ weapons. Neither side expected the confrontation. Both sides think the other fired first, and no one on either side understands the ¿technology¿ of the other. But as the initial disastrous contact snowballs into all-out warfare, both sides can agree on one thing. The portal which brought them together is Hell¿s Gate itself!

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Hardcover
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from Baen Books (October 24, 2006)
9781416509394 | details & prices | 801 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $26.00
About: The vast Union of Arcana has expanded its wealth and power by laying claim to one uninhabited planet after another through the portals linking parallel universes, until they discover a new portal that leads to another human society, Sharona.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Baen Books (July 7, 2015)
9781476780641 | details & prices | 801 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.00
About: #1 in the Hell's Gate science fiction/fantasy series returns!
Reprint edition from Baen Books (April 29, 2008)
9781416555414 | details & prices | 1236 pages | 4.00 × 5.75 × 2.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $7.99
About: The Union of Arcana has expanded through the portals linking parallel universes for over a century and a half.
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (November 11, 2008)
9781439572511 | details & prices | 1236 pages | List price $16.99
About: They thought they knew how the universes worked.

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