The Probability Broach

by L. Neil Smith

         The book that started it all. In a deadly conflict with murderous federal agents, Denver homicide detective Win Bear is accidentally blown "sideways" in time, into the "North American Confederacy", where the Whiskey Rebellion succeeded in 1794 and government has grown less powerful ever since.
         1980/81 Prometheus Award winner, republished by Tor Books in 1996.
         (See also "The Spirit of Exmas Sideways", Alternatives, edited by Robert and Pamela Crippen Adams, Baen Books, 1989. Trying to make a place for himself in the stateless North American Confederacy, Win Bear discovers the many joys and difficulties of absolute self-ownership.)

New York: A Tor Book, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 1996

305 pages, mass-market paperback

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: [not given]

ISBN 0-812-53875-7

First Tor edition: October 1996

Cover art by Peter Peebles

A scan of a copy of the cover proof.