In High Places (Turtledove)

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In High Places
Author Harry Turtledove
Country United States
Language English
Series Crosstime Traffic
Genre Alternate history
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
December 27, 2005
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 272
ISBN 0-7653-0696-4
OCLC 60664336
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3570.U76 I5 2006
Preceded by Curious Notions
Followed by The Disunited States of America

In High Places is an alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is a part of the Crosstime Traffic series, and takes place in an alternate world where the Black Death was much more virulent, resulting in a Europe largely decimated and subsequently populated by Muslims.

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The book focuses on the relations between Christians and Muslims, as well as slaves and masters, in the medieval society through the eyes of Annette, an eighteen-year-old time traveller from the late 21st century who poses as the daughter of a Muslim merchant and who is captured and sold into slavery. It is also the first book in the series to concentrate more upon the late 21st-century origins of the Crosstime Traffic organization.


Publishers Weekly in their review said "Turtledove convincingly portrays the conflict between Christians and Muslims, but takes less care in depicting male-and-female relationships. Didactic pronouncements on slavery notwithstanding, the book should satisfy its target audience of younger readers."[1] Roland J. Green in his review for Booklist said that "although the last third is a bit jumbled, this is the best Crosstime Traffic yarn to date, featuring, besides two engaging protagonists, extensive exploration of the ethical issues of slavery."[2]


  1. ^ "In High Places: Crosstime Traffic--Book Three". Publishers Weekly 252 (43): 36. October 31, 2005. ISSN 0000-0019. 
  2. ^ Green, Roland (December 1, 2005). "In High Places". Booklist 102 (7): 32. ISSN 0006-7385. 

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