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War World: Takeover*

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Cover art by Alan Gutierrez.


About the Book:

War World: Takeover is the second volume in a grand reissue of War World that will present Haven's history in a chronological fashion for the very first time. Takeover is a trade hardcover volume and includes eight new stories as well as two previously published yarns.

On Earth, overpopulation and rising nationalism require the resettlement of millions of troublesome minorities or the fragile peace between the USSR and the USA will go down in flames. It is up to the CoDominium to solve this problem and it just so happens the Bureau of ReLocation has discovered the perfect dumping ground for millions of unwanted minorities and religious fanatics while the mining companies exploiting Haven's considerable resources need a cheap and expendable labor pool. One hand washes the other, thus the CD Bureau of Intelligence gives orders to subvert Harmony rule and turn Haven into a CoDominium Protectorate.

Meanwhile, the inhabitants of Haven are having their own problems due to too many transportees from Earth, too few resources, too few live births and the most inhospitable environment known to sustain life-just barely. If that's not enough, now they have to face a hostile takeover by the very people they left Earth to escape!

* Part of the Friedsam Library Collection

Archival Holdings:


War World: Takeover Emails, Agreements, Letters [typescript]


Physical Description:

Some of John's emails and letters regarding the book War World Takeover are present. Also included are agreements to reprint stories and the legal paperwork associated with it. People involved include; Susan Shwartz, John Dalmas, Larry King, William F. Wu and Al Brown.


War World: Takeover : Draft Advertising and Acknowledgements [typescript]


Physical Description:

Contained are two copies of the acknowledgement drafts and a draft for the book advertising. Also included are John Carr's emails about finals changes to the galley.


War World: Takeover Continuity [typescript]


Physical Description:

Included in this folder are emails about continuity in War World Takeover that Larry King sent to John Carr. Furthermore John Carr's edits and corrections to "Enough Rope" and "March into Poland" are included. Finally Victoria Carr's corrections to additional connecting pieces are included.


War World: Takeover Suggested Corrections[typescript]


Physical Description:

Included are a couple proofing suggested corrections to War World: Takeover.


War World: Takeover McEwain Comments and "Church of New Universal Harmony" [typescript]


Physical Description:

Included are two sets of comments by Doug McElwain regarding various errors found through the novel. Also included is a story entitled, "Church of New Universal Harmony" which was labeled cut from War World: Takeover.

War World: Takeover Late Edition [typescript]

481 Leaves


Physical Description:

A very late edition of War World: Takeover. Some red corrections and comments along with black checkmarks can be seen in the document.


War World: Takeover Final Draft [typescript]

431 Leaves


Physical Description:

Final draft of War World: Takeover with only a few corrections made in red on the document.



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