by Robert Silverberg
(from Pyramid 1964)
In 1492, Columbus discovered America...and in 1992 Claude Regan had to make it happen again!
The US needed a shot in the arm as the 20th Century went into its last decade — and a World's Fair celebrating 500 years of American civilization might turn the trick.
The President put the whole job in the lap of the trickiest, most ruthless promoter in the country — Claude Regan. And the first thing Regan realized was the Earth wasn't big enough to hold the kind of Fair he wanted...
...so he built a new world!
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