The Reformer (The General #7)
Getting military sci-fi right is tricky. As with any genre fiction, there are certain rules to be followed. When you pick up a book with a cover depicting a sword-wielding Roman-type firing a primitive cannon under the shadow of a swirling nebula, you have certain expectations and woe unto any author who fails to meet them. Fortunately, S.M. Stirling and David Drake are both decorated vets (Stirling for the bestselling Anne McCaffrey collaboration The City Who Fought and Drake
I guess I have read enough "alternative history: that the mere creation of firearms in a pre-firearm cultures lacks most appeal and interest for me.
What about other technologies that would have at least equal- albeit less blatant- advantages for a culture? Such as cooking tech? That has done at least as much to advance human culture as gunpowder et alia.
Our Heroes here- 1 is focused on a grudge, because when he was involved in an insurrection his beloved got ...more
Raj and the Center, this time working through a local thinker are shaking things up, getting the world moving forward.
This a Greek/Roman based world and military action story, where the introduction of gunpowder is the shaking things up...
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I’m a writer by trade, born in France but Canadian by origin and American by naturalizat ...more