Warlords of Utopia

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Warlords of Utopia
Author Lance Parkin
Cover artist Steve Johnson
Country United States
Language English
Series Faction Paradox
Genre Science Fiction
Publisher Mad Norwegian Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Trade Paperback)
Pages 192 pp
ISBN 0-9725959-6-1
OCLC 149250339
Preceded by Of the City of the Saved...
Followed by Warring States

Warlords of Utopia is an original novel by Lance Parkin set in the Faction Paradox universe.[1][2] It has been described as 'possibly [Parkin's] finest accomplishment to date'.[3]

Parkin developed the idea for a Doctor Who book that was not published.[4] The published version is his second attempt to write it for Faction Paradox. The first was turned down by editor Lawrence Miles.

Plot introduction[edit]

The glorious Roman Empire has ruled for nearly twenty-seven centuries when Marcus Americanius Scriptor acquires a strange bracelet from a mysterious stranger. With this bracelet, he finds he is able to travel to alternate Romes, worlds where the course of history has diverged from that with which he is familiar. And further out, worlds where there is no Roman Empire at all, and a cruel new regime in Germania is on a path of conquest. This cannot be permitted.

See also[edit]

Other alternate history novels based on the survival of the Roman Empire to the present day:


  1. ^ ISFDB listing for Warlords of Utopia
  2. ^ Locus listing for Warlords of Utopia
  3. ^ "Discontinuity Guide - Warlords of Utopia". Archived from the original on 28 October 2007. 
  4. ^ BBC interview with Parkin

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