Ice, Iron and Gold

Ice, Iron and Gold

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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 military… See more details below

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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:
9781597802437
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
33,834
File size:
0 MB

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