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The Steel (Raj Whitehall #4)

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For five years, the computer in Raj Whitehall's mind has been using him as its instrument to reunite the planet Bellevue as the first step in restoring technological civilization across the galaxy. Now, Raj's mission is to take on hordes of the Holy Federation and regain territories lost to the Civil Government for centuries. Civilization had been falling for a thousand ye ...more
Mass Market, 320 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Baen
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Mar 27, 2011 Andreas rated it really liked it
The human galactic federation is in ruins, and the worlds have devolved to various levels of barbarism. On the planet Bellevue, which is at about the early nineteenth century in development, a young officer named Raj Whitehall and his friend venture into the catacombs under the capital. There, they find an ancient battlecomputer named Center. With Center’s help, Raj must unite the planet and enable humanity to retake the stars. The story is at least somewhat based on that of the Byzatine general ...more
I think Stirling is getting better at characterization.
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Stephen Michael Stirling is a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. Stirling is probably best known for his Draka series of alternate history novels and the more recent time travel/alternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse series.

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I’m a writer by trade, born in France but Canadian by origin and American by naturalizat
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