Simeon was a shellperson with a mission. After a refugee ship arrived, they said that Station SSS-900 was to be in the Fist of High-Clan Kolnar. If anyone was to survive, he must help them.
Contains the next three books in the Generals series, The Anvil, The Steel, and The Sword. Follows Warlord.
If you could re-create civilization, what would you do differently? Oakland, California, 1946. Ex-soldier John Rolfe, newly back from the Pacific, is about to make a fabulous discovery. It happens with a flip of his shortwave radio switch, a thunder crack of sound, and a blinding light. He blinks his eyes to discover a portal to an alternate world where Europeans have never set foot on the land he knows as America. Able to return at will to the modern world, Rolfe summons the only people with whom he is willing to share his discovery: his war buddies. And tells them to bring their families... Los Angeles, twenty-first century. Fish and Game warden Tom Christiansen is involved in the bust of a smuggling operation. What he turns up is something he never anticipated: a photo of authentic Aztec priests decked out in Grateful Dead T-shirts, and a live condor from a gene pool that doesn't correspond to any known in captivity or the wild. These finds soon lead to a woman named Adrienne Rolfe-and a secret that's been hidden for sixty years. As danger brews on both sides, two realities are threatened, and so too are the lives of everyone who crosses the boundary between them....
vibrancy, and boldness" (Santa Fe New Mexican) that alternate history master Harry Turtledove calls " amazingly--often frighteningly--real." Now the national bestselling author of Conquistador and The Peshawar Lancers presents a vision of modern society suddenly and mercilessly thrust into its own dark age.... Michael Havel was flying his Piper Chieftain over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers, a family of five, when the Change occurred. At that moment, the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing Michael to glide into a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And as he leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.... Juniper Mackenzie was singing and playing guitar in a pub when the Change thrust the small Oregon town into darkness. Cars refused to start. Phones were silent. And when an airliner crashed, no sirens sounded and no fire trucks arrived. Now, taking refuge in her family's cabin with her daughter and a growing circle of friends, Juniper is determined to create a farming community to sustain the survivors of this crisis.... The Change happened when an electrical storm centered over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash, causing all electronic devices-- computers, telephones, engines, radios, televisions--and even firearms to cease to function, and plunged the world into a darkness humanity was unprepared to face. But even as people band together to help one another, others are building armies for conquest.... 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. This is a parallel series to the Island in the Sea of Time series.
The Domination is an omnibus of March Through Georgia, Stone Dogs, and Under the Yolk. The Draka people, Nazi-like in their ways, are Medieval in some ways, sadistic in others. THey have surfs and slaves, and will go to no ends to accomplish their ends, to dominate the world. With the U.S. and other allies against the Draka "master" race, the three books chronicle the battles and socials issues on both sides. This book shouldn't be read by the faint of heart. It's ideas are compelling, though disturbing. What might society have been like if these kind of people had ruled for centuries.
The Draka are genetically altered to dominate mere humans. When one of them is inadvertently sucked through into our time and world from a parallel universe, because she was too close to an experiment. Her duty is clear. Somehow she must find a way to call her race to this new opportunity. The Draka have not had many races left to conquer in their universe! How will ambivalent humans react to the absolute evil of the Draka?
John Conner, guided by the Terminator that had been sent to kill him, sets out to save humanity by destroying Skynet, the Nunter-Killer, and T-90.
The Computer Voice in Raj's Mind is God -- and God is on His Side! Raj Whitehall and his hard-bitten troops must conquer a continent of barbarians descended from the crews of a squadron of starships! But his biggest problem is not defeating this formidable enemy, but the cowardice and envy among his own officers and the grasping officials of an emperor likely to view success as treason. And Raj must succeed, to reclaim the stars for mankind.
Both Sarah and John Connor have survived repeated attempts on their lives by advanced Terminator killing machines sent from a grim tomorrow to ensure the total destruction of humankind. Now, hiding out from the U.S. Government in Paraguay, Sarah and her brilliant son have linked up with Dieter von Rossbach -- a former counterterrorism operative and the human model for the original T-800 -- awakening him to the nightmare to come and drawing him into their revolution. Because the Cyberdyne Corporation's plan to launch its dread Skynet program was not destroyed, merely postponed. And the machine masters of the near future have sent a terrifying new breed of enforcer back to the Connors' time: a cyborg so humanlike that detection is virtually impossible; a relentless hybrid killer who understands how her human prey think and feel...and die.
Jimmy the Hand, boy thief of Krondor, lived in the shadows of the city. The sewers were his byways and a flea-ridden, rat-infested cellar his home. Although gifted beyond his peers, he was still but a nimble street urchin, a pickpocket with potential. Until the day he met Prince Arutha. Aiding the Prince in his rescue of Princess Anita from imprisonment by Duke Guy du Bas-Tyra, Jimmy runs afoul of Black Guy's secret police. Given the choice of disappearing on his own or in a weighted barrel at the bottom of Krondor's harbor, Jimmy flees the only home he's ever known, venturing south to the relatively safe haven of Land's End. Suspecting that the rural villagers have never encountered a lad with his talent and nose for finding wealth--other people's wealth--he's fairly optimistic about his broadening horizons. But Jimmy is completely unprepared for what greets him. For Land's End is home to others who tread the crooked path, and more, to a much darker secret: a dangerous presence unknown even to the local thieves and smugglers. And Jimmy's youthful bravado and courage will plunge him deep into the maw of chaos and even--if he isn't careful--death.
S. M. Stirling's startling vision of the modern world's descent into a medieval age has Midwest Book Review declaring "fans of apocalyptical thrillers like Stephen King's The Stand will find Dies the Fire absolutely riveting," while John Ringo describes The Protector's War as "rousing... a stirring tale." Now the national bestselling author presents the first volley in a conflict that may bring the human race to another Armageddon.... In the tenth year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology. The city-state of Corvallis has preserved its university, and trade flourishes via riverboats and horse-drawn railways. Under the strong hand of Michael Havel, the Bearkillers hold the lands west of Salem in peace and order. And in the eastern half of the Willamette Valley, the Clan Mackenzie flourishes under the charismatic leadership of Juniper Mackenzie, bard and High Priestess. Together, they have held the Lord Protector, Norman Arminger-the warlord of Portland at bay. With his dark fantasies of a neofeudal empire, Arminger has extended his power over much of the Pacific Northwest, spreading fear with his knights, castles, and holy inquisition. Even more dangerous, and perhaps Arminger's most powerful weapon of all, is the ruthlessly cunning mind of his consort, Lady Sandra. The tensions between these factions have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven't confronted one another on the battlefield is because Arminger's daughter has fallen into Clan Mackenzie's hands. But Lady Sandra has a plan to retrieve her-a plan that threatens to plunge the entire region into open warfare....
S.M. Stirling's acclaimed hardcover debut-and a top ten Locus bestseller for two months-The Peshawar Lancers takes readers to an alternate 21st century earth, where boats still run on steam, messages are exchanged by telegraph, and the British Empire controls much of the world from India. But the Czar of all Russias is preparing for global conquest...
Originally published as a series of four novels, this omnibus tells the whole story of John Christian Falkenberg, the prince of mercenaries. It is superb military sf and provides a future history bridge between now and the formation of the Empire that is so much a part of a Mote in God's Eye and its sequel.
New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove describes S. M. Stirling's premise for Dies the Fire as "an alarmingly large speculation: How would we fare if we suddenly had the past 250 years and more of technological progress taken away from us? No more electricity. No more internal-combustion engines. No more gunpowder or other explosives. All gone, vanished in the blink of an eye. " Now the national bestselling author continues his monumental epic of Earth's regression into a dark age.... It's been eight years since the Change rendered technology inoperable across the globe. Rising from the ashes of the computer and industrial ages is a brave new world. Survivors have banded together in tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. In Oregon's Willamette Valley, former pilot Michael Havel's Bearkillers are warriors of great renown. Their closest ally, the mystical Clan Mackenzie, is led by Wiccan folksinger juniper Mackenzie, the Queen of Witches. Their leadership has saved countless lives. But not every leader has altruistic aspirations. Norman Arminger, medieval historian and scholar, rules the Protectorate. He has enslaved civilians, built an army, and spread his forces from Portland and throughout most of western Washington State. Now he wants the Willamette Valley farmland, and he's willing to wage war to conquer it. And unknown to both Northwest Pacific factions is the imminent arrival of a ship from Tasmania bearing British soldiers....
This is a part of the General Series and takes place after Raj has led his planet back to the stars.
"A stunning continuation"(Diana L. Paxson, author of Ravens of Avalon) of the New York Times bestselling author's "splendid saga" chronicling an alternate world without technology. Rudi Mackenzie continues his trek across the land that was once the United States of America. His destination: Nantucket, where he hopes to learn the truth behind The Change that rendered technology across the globe inoperable. During his travels, Rudi forges ties with new allies in the continuing war against The Prophet, who teaches his followers that God has punished humanity by destroying technological civilization. And one fanatical officer in the Sword of The Prophet has been dispatched on a mission--to stop Rudi from reaching his destination by any means necessary.
An alternate sf history where Mars and Venus contain life as many pulp scifi authors speculated before science proved them wrong.
Harry Turtledove asked: "How would we fare if we suddenly had the past 250 years and more of technological progress taken away from us?" And S. M. Stirling provided an answer with his epic trilogy of humanity's descent into medievalism. Now the national bestselling author introduces us to the first generation of people to come of age on an Earth where technology no longer functions.... Rudi Mackenzie-the son of the High Priestess of Clan Mackenzie and the Bear Lord of the Bearkillers, the two groups responsible for establishing peace in western Oregon-will one day assume leadership over his people. But a prophecy made at his birth spoke of an even greater destiny for the young man-a destiny that is about to be fulfilled. A mysterious traveler has arrived. He brings news from the east, from Nantucket Island, long rumored to be the source of the Change. He has been sent on a mission to bring back with him the Sword of the Lady from the sunset oceans. But he doesn't know what he seeks.
In a world where technology has been replaced by older powers, Rudi Mackenzie and his kinsman Edain, both of Clan Mackenzie, attempt a perilous journey across a changed North American continent, now populated by minikingdoms, bands of cannibals, and religious fanatics seeking the source of the event now known as "The Change." Stirling's latest addition to his popular "Change" series (Dies the Fire) follows Rudi's journey as he discovers a life-changing secret at the heart of the Change.
The Machines are awake -- and aware ... There is no destiny but the one we have created ... There is no turning back -- the future war is now.
Sarah Connor and her son, John, know the grim tomorrow that awaits their species if the Cyberdyne Corporation gets their Skynet system on-line. Targeted for annihilation because of their future destinies, the Connors have already survived two separate attempts on their lives by advanced Terminator killing machines. But enough T-800 detritus remains from their last life-and-death struggle to enable Cyberdyne to recover. The nightmare is back on track. And the most fearsome and relentless cyborg weapon of all has been dispatched through time to ensure Skynet's victory: a machine so like its human prey that detection is virtually impossible. Considered a dangerous terrorist by the U.S. government and hiding out in Paraguay, Sarah sees another T-800 similar to the cybernetic killer from whom she once narrowly escaped. But while his form and features will eventually be duplicated on many Terminator units, former counterterrorism operative Dieter von Rossback is very much a man, irresistibly drawn to the puzzling, beautiful, deadly serious Sarah Connor and her brilliant teenage son. And once Sarah reveals her dark history and awakens him to the impending possible extermination of all human life, Dieter is drawn to her revolution as well. But the machine masters of the near future have ensured that they will not be thwarted again. A new breed of enforcer, on designed to effortlessly infiltrate the ranks of the enemy, has been firmly entrenched in the uppermost level of Cyberdyne Corporation. With a vengeance-seeking FBI agent on a tight leash and the inexhaustible resources of Cyberdyne to support the hunt for the Connors and their allies, the 1-950 Infiltrator is relentless, programmed to pursue Skynet's goal until all targets are dead. But unlike its technological predecessors, the Infiltrator understands how humans think and feel...and she truly enjoys the blood and the chase. Exploding out of the long shadows cast by Terminator 2: Judgement Day-the cinematic action masterwork that rocked the world-T2: Infiltrator marks a bold new beginning in the stunning apocalyptic epic that has already become a legend.
Following the critically praised T2: Infiltrator, T2: Rising Storm continues the bestselling Terminator adventures, reaching new heights of action, drama, and suspense.Hunted for years, Sarah and John Connor have waged a grave battle to save humanity from destruction. They and they alone can keep the apocalyptic Judgment Day-the day when sentient machines move to destroy their human creators-from occurring. Aided by Dieter von Rossbach, an ex-counterterrorism operative who will eventually be used as the physical model for the T-101 Terminator units, the Connors have sabotaged the Cyberdyne research facility and stopped a deadly I-950 Infiltrator unit from completing her mission.But the war is far from over, and now the heroes have been separated.Severely injured-both mentally and physically-and recuperating under military surveillance, Sarah Connor must face her deepest fears...alone. Meanwhile, von Rossbach, hunted by both the CIA and his former allies, begins a delicate mission to recruit supporters and arms support for the coming battle.Aided by a beautiful and brilliant MIT student, John Connor starts a desperate campaign across the United States and Central America to prepare an unsuspecting human race for the dark times ahead. For the original I-950 Infiltrator unit left a contingency plan-and, unbeknownst to our heroes, more Infiltrators have initiated their own clandestine operations, including the hunt to terminate the Connors. And this time, despite all their efforts, the brave heroes may not be able to stop the future war between human and machine.Cyberdyne Corporation is not the only one with plans for the computer network, and hidden far away in a top secret military base, a fledgling Skynet takes its first steps toward sentience...and toward the rise of the machines and the termination of all human life.
Contains the first two books of the Generals Series, Forge and The Hammer, a story about one man's journey to give technology back to his crumbling society.
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