A DIFFERENT PAST...
A spray of comets freezes human progress in the 1870s.
A STRANGE PRESENT...
Now the British Empire and All the Russias each rule half the world.
A DANGEROUS FUTURE...
Everyone predicts a showdown-but no one can predict the role that one man, spy and hero, double and triple agent, will play...
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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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Book Description Roc Hardcover, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition first Printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0451458486
Book Description Roc Hardcover, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: With his nationally bestselling Islander series, S.M. Stirling has become one of today's most acclaimed writers of alternative history. A master of blending facts and fantasy, Stirling is back with an all-new vision of a diverged past, a dramatically changed present-and a dangerously unknowable futureIn the mid 1870s, a violent spray of comets hit Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the world's climates forever. And just as Earth's temperatures dropped in the shade of sediment-clouds, so was civilization frozen in time. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back togetherNow, in the 21st century, boats still run on steam, messages arrive by telegraph, and the British Empire, with its capital now in Delhi, still controls much of the world. The other major world leader is the Czar of All the Russias, who rules most of Eurasia. Everyone predicts an eventual, deadly showdown. But no one can predict the role that one man, Captain Athelstane King, spy and hero, double and triple agent, will play. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0451458486
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