For the Strength of the Hills by Lee Allred
Approx. 22,070 words.
Published on December 4, 2011 by
Sidewise Award Finalist! In 1857 President Buchanan sends in the US Army to quash the brazen Mormon polygamists of Utah, but he doesn't count on a Mormon inventing a diabolical hand-cranked rapid-fire gun. Now three years later, with the entire Army fighting in Utah, the Southern states begin to secede from the Union. Lee Allred (DC Comics, Baen Books, Asimov’s) gives us a masterful short novel.