Island in the Sea of Time (Island in the Sea of Time Series #1)

Island in the Sea of Time (Island in the Sea of Time Series #1)

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by S. M. Stirling
     
 

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It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm blankets the entire island. When the weather clears, the island's inhabitants find that they are no longer in the late twentieth century...but have been transported instead to the Bronze Age! Now they must learn to survive with suspicious, warlike peoples they can barely understand

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It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm blankets the entire island. When the weather clears, the island's inhabitants find that they are no longer in the late twentieth century...but have been transported instead to the Bronze Age! Now they must learn to survive with suspicious, warlike peoples they can barely understand and deal with impending disaster, in the shape of a would-be conqueror from their own time.

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“A perfectly splendid story…endlessly fascinating…solidly convincing.”—Paul Anderson

“A compelling cast of characters…a fine job of conveying both a sense of loss and hope.”—Science Fiction Chronicle

“[Q]ite a good book…definitely a winner.”—Aboriginal Science Fiction

“Meticulous, imaginative….Logical, inventive and full of richly imagined characters, this is Stirling’s most deeply realized book yet.”—Susan Shwartz, author of The Grail of Hearts

“Utterly engaging. This is unquestionably Steve Stirling’s best work to date, a page-turner that is certain to win the author legions of new readers and fans.”—George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones

“One of the best time travel/alternative history stories I’ve ever read, period. Stirling combines complex, believable characters, meticulous research, and a fascinating setup to produce a book you won’t want to—and won’t be able to—put down. An outstanding piece of work.”—Harry Turtledove

“The adventure that unfolds, powered by Stirling’s impressive stores of knowledge and extraordinary narrative skill, is an enormously entertaining read.”—Virtual North Woods Website

Library Journal
A cosmic disturbance transports the island of Nantucket and its inhabitants over three thousand years back in time to the shores of a Stone Age America. In addition to coping with the day-to-day problems of survival and the trauma of losing all connection with the modern world, the residents of the time-stranded island find their lives complicated by the presence of native tribes across the water. Stirling's (The Ship Avenged, Baen, 1997) imaginative foray into time travel should also please fans of alternate history. A good selection for most sf collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451456755
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Island in the Sea of Time Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
284,666
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Bravo! A masterpiece! The definitive novel about castaways in time." —-Robert J. Sawyer, Nebula Award-winning author of The Terminal Experiment

Meet the Author

S. M. Stirling is the author of numerous novels, both on his own and in collaboration. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.

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Island in the Sea of Time 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just discovered this book in 2003. It is truly one that is hard to put down. I take it everywhere with me and read bits and pieces whenever I can. I look forward to Doctor visits and sitting in the waiting room. I haven't enjoyed a series as much since Weber's Honor Harrington series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Sometimes a bit too detailed. Highly recommned adding S.M. Stirling to your list of authors to follow.
Chrissysc77 More than 1 year ago
This is an exciting and interesting book! I loved reading it. If you like history and imagining what it would be like to live in a certain era, this is your book. I just finished it and went to look up the other books by this author and was so excited to find that this book was just the first in a series. I cant wait to read the sequels!
Emberversefan More than 1 year ago
I have read this book several times. I find nuances and new information each time I re-read. Came to the B&N website today looking for a hard copy for my collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
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One of my favorites. Strong science and interesting characters. Sucks you right in..
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I just love this series, read them all
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Really rnjoyed this one
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