Red Sails in the Fallout by Paul Kidd
A Dungeons & Dragons Novel (Dungeons & Dragons; Gamma World)

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In the fall of 2012, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, embarked on a series of high-energy experiments. No one knows exactly what went wrong, but in the blink of an eye, thousands of possible universes all condensed into a single reality . . . .
Between a desert and a dried up sea lies the town of Watering Hole, the only oasis for miles and the home of our intrepid heroes Shaani and Xoota. After some rather harrowing adventures in the desert, they are followed home by a swarm of empathic earwigs.  As if a psychic bug infestation weren't enough, the town's water supply has suddenly died up. Where there was once fresh water to spare, there is only a trickle of brackish sludge.
Theorizing that the water came from a source beyond the desert, Shaani proposes an expedition to re-establish the town's water supply. Xoota, of course, is voted to go with her. Crossing the desert has never been done--and with water in short supply, the task seems impossible. But the ever-helpful Shanni appeals to the town patron Benek, and his love of cryogenically frozen brides, to back the project. What follows is the adventure of a thousand lifetimes.


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About Paul Kidd

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Paul Kidd has spent most of his adult life as a professional writer. He has designed countless computer games, written comic book series, and has published oodles of novels. Paul has quite literally been playing role-playing games since they were first invented. He's even written a couple himself. His dice collection includes the dreaded "blood drinker," a D4 from the 1970's that has hospitalized at least 2 GMs. Its power must be used wisely. He lives in Austrailia.From the Paperback edition.
 
Published July 5, 2011 by Wizards of the Coast. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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