The Pugnacious Peacemaker" is Harry Turtledove's sequel to L. Sprague de Camp's " The Wheels of If", a classic novella of alternate history depicting a North America which had been settled by the Vikings of Vinland. It was first published in Tor SF Double No. 20, Tor, 1990, along with a reprint of the de Camp work. Both also appeared in by Down in the Bottomlands and Other Places Baen in 1999.
"The Pugnacious Peacemaker" picks up a year after "The Wheels of If" ended. Cross-timeline immigrant
Allister Park, alias Judge Ib Scoglund, an international judge, is tasked with negotiating a border dispute between Tawantiinsuuju (a longer-lived Incan Empire) and the Emirate of the dar al-Harb (located in OTL Brazil).
Park/Scoglund's method of conflict resolution is similar to
Basil Argyros, central POV of .
Agent of Byzantium
( Gunpowder Empire Crosstime Traffic Series volume 1), it is related that Crosstime Traffic patrols an alternate where North America was colonized by Vikings, but no further details are shared.
, Through Darkest Europe Muslim people colonized large parts of the New World. " Islands in the Sea" and (Crosstime volume 3) see Islam spreading through much of In High Places Europe.
The Fake Pandemic" is Turtledove's sequel to de Camp's .
Lest Darkness Fall