Tor, 1998

Aurealis Award Winner, 1999

Ditmar Award Nominee, 1999

The award winning novel of a time traveller from the Roman Empire and his human powered time machine. Seeking to escape his past, the centurion Vitellan travels through Dark Ages Britain and Medieval France before being forced to confront his personal demons in America and Australia in the 21st Century.

“The Centurion’s Empire shows the same attention to detail and the sense of intricate design that made McMullen’s Greatwinter books so much fun.”


“The Centurion’s Empire is a must-read.”

Davis Enterprise

“… highly readable … the most important Australian SF novel of the year …”

Russell Blackford

Australian Book Review

“A tightly woven, intricately plotted tale of future intrigue that should appeal to fans of high-tech sf.”

Library Journal

“McMullen’s strength as a storyteller lies in his ability to take the reader smoothly from ancient times to the future, and to blend history and technical jargon in an extremely entertaining and fascinating manner.”