Book Reviews of Worlds of the Imperium (Imperium, Bk 1)

Worlds of the Imperium (Imperium, Bk 1)
Worlds of the Imperium - Imperium, Bk 1
Author: Keith Laumer
ISBN: 10312
Pages: 176
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Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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Edition published 1973

The first in the adventures of Colonel Brion Bayard and the Imperium. The Imperium is a force that keeps parallel universies in check from their own world in Zero Zero Stockholm. When war faces the Imperium from an alternate reality they find their only chance in traveling to our "earth" and finding the duplicate of the person who leads the army of the attacking universe. Enter Brion Bayard. In order to ensure that his world and the Zero Zero line can remain in existance he must go on a thrilling adventure and assasinate his alternate self. Sequels include: The Other Side of Time, Assignment in Nowhere, and Zone Yellow.

Brion Bayard, a perfecrly normal guy from our world, isn't too amused when he is trapped and kidnapped by the inhabitants of a parallel universe inhabited with the same persons as ours, but with another history. His mind changes, as he learns to know what essential task he is needed for: The peaceful world of his hosts is in danger of being atomically devastated by invaders from another parallel world. This world is ruled by an evil dictator, with the name and the look of - Brion Bayard. The kidnapped Brion is destined to replace the dictator, but this is anything else but an easy task - and nothing is like it seems to be...