In the tradition of the old "Ace Doubles" (flip one book over to read the second title)--here is the ninth Wildside Double:
DA VINCI RISING, by Jack Dann
Imagine what would happen if Leonardo da Vinci--the Albert Einstein of the Renaissance--was actually able to build and fly his fabulous flying machine. In this marvelous story of high political intrigue, danger, adventure, and ethical dilemma, Leonardo faces the difficult and dangerous consequences of what happens when you try to turn dreams into reality. Winner of the 1996 Nebula Award!
THE DIAMOND PIT, by Jack Dann
The magazine Ideomancer called this tale an action story, a moral meditation, and a critique of pulp heroes that takes place "against the backdrop of early airplanes, kidnappings, ragtime piano, spectacular chateaux, Faulknerian histories, elaborate gardens, romantic interludes, catacombs, battles, infidelity, and cold-blooded murder." Winner of the Ditmar Award!