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Island in the Sea of Time by S.M. Stirling
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Jan 29, 2008

liked it

Despite having the same rating and similar a premise, I actually liked this book more than 1632 by Eric Flint.

I liked the fact that Nantucket stayed in the same geographical location. Moving West Virginia to Germany to put them in the middle of the action was a plot device that annoyed me.

All in all, this feels like a more realistic take on the idea of a town moving back in time. Relatively speaking, I mean. And its missing a lot of that overzealous American patriotism that became so annoying in the 163- books.

I feel I'm doing a disservice to the book by only comparing it to a different series. Breifly, I enjoyed the book and plan on finishing the series.
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message 1: by Bob (new) - rated it 5 stars

Bob Morrison I agree, Sterling is much better writer than Flint. The 1632 sequel with Weber was a little better, but not as good as Sterling.

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