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Ice, Iron and Gold
     

Ice, Iron and Gold

by S. M. Stirling
 

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New York Times best-selling Author S. M. Stirling’s first collection gathers his most interesting and evocative short stories, drawn from the length of his professional career. More than 100,000 words of fiction, including an original story, make this book a must for fans of Stirling's work. Whether Stirling is exploring alternate histories, chronicling

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New York Times best-selling Author S. M. Stirling’s first collection gathers his most interesting and evocative short stories, drawn from the length of his professional career. More than 100,000 words of fiction, including an original story, make this book a must for fans of Stirling's work. Whether Stirling is exploring alternate histories, chronicling military sf exploits, or off-kilter contemporary settings, his insightful characterizations and compelling plots are distinct and memorable.

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Publishers Weekly

Stirling (The Sunrise Lands)shows off his prowess in both alternate history and military SF with his first short story collection. Noteworthy selections include the original Holmesian mystery "Something for Yew," set in Stirling's Emberverse (an alternate universe where Earth's modern civilizations have lost all technological advances), in which an intrepid English detective inspector must solve a murder with subtle political underpinnings before it triggers an apocalyptic world war; "Three Walls-32nd Campaign," a military SF gem about a legion of Roman soldiers who, having been enslaved by an alien trading guild, become their low-tech killing machines; and Island in the Sea of Time tie-in "Riding Shotgun to Armageddon," which follows a renegade American who brings advanced weaponry to Bronze Age Egyptians. While the lack of thematic scope will limit the collection's potential audience, fans of David Drake, Harry Turtledove and Eric Flint will find Stirling's short fiction both meticulously researched and compelling. (Nov.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597801157
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

S. M. Stirling is a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. He is probably best known for the Novels of the Change, which include The Golden Princess, The Given Sacrifice, and Lord of Mountains. He also wrote the Shadowspawn series, which consists of A Taint in the Blood, The Council of Shadows, and Shadows of Falling Night. In the past, he has frequently collaborated with other authors, including David Drake and Anne McCaffrey. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.

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