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ISBN13: 9780451458735
ISBN10: 0451458737
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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...

In the mid-1870s, civilization froze in time when comets hit the earth. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back together. In the 21st century, boats still run on steam, messages are delivered by telegraph, and the British Empire controls much of the world from its capital in Delhi. The other major world power is the Czar of Russia — who is preparing for global conquest.

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"There's intrigue, romance, gripping drama, and fantastic military action all tied together by a seamlessly constructed timeline." KLIATT

Review:

"Stirling's impeccable research infuses both plot and characters with depth and verisimilitude, creating a tale of high adventure, romance, and intrigue." Library Journal

Synopsis:

In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hits Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the worlds climate forever. And just as Earths temperature dropped, so was civilization frozen in time. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back together….

 

In the twenty-first century, boats still run on steam, messages arrive by telegraph, and the British Empire, with its capital now in Delhi, controls much of the world. The other major world leader is the Czar of All the Russias. Everyone predicts an eventual, deadly showdown. But no one can predict the role that one man, Captain Athelstane King, reluctant spy and hero, will play….

 

Synopsis:

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...

About the Author

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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rastislaox, August 22, 2008 (view all comments by rastislaox)
a futurism, a realism... with characters of modern days. A great novell.
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monicapdx, August 20, 2008 (view all comments by monicapdx)
I'm a big fan of alternate histories; I grew up reading Kipling and Halliburton; I've always loved grand adventures.

For anyone who enjoys any or all of these genres, The Peshawar Lancers is an absolute pip of a novel. In the late 1800's, Earth was bombarded by pieces of a comet, causing massive climate change, millions of deaths, a long setback in development of technology, and exodus from starvation in northern climes. Now it's 2025, and the British Raj still rules the Empire from its new capital in India. Captain Athelstane King of the Peshawar Lances is returning from duty on the frontier for leave...but even before he makes it home, he becomes dangerously embroiled in the Great Game. Russian spies, sinister plots, Thuggees, assassins, traitors, murders, a psychic, a foreign emissary intent on the arrangements for the marriage of the Emperor's daughter, and more, all make for an absolutely ripping good time.

The future India and its changes are lovingly detailed and logical; the characters are solid; the story pulls you in and won't let go. It's a wild ride to the thoroughly satisfying climax of the book. At the end, I wanted to yell, "Shabash!"...and read it again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451458735
Author:
Stirling, S. M.
Publisher:
Roc
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Science Fiction - Alternative History
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6.79x4.21x1.34 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 496 pages Roc - English 9780451458735 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There's intrigue, romance, gripping drama, and fantastic military action all tied together by a seamlessly constructed timeline."
"Review" by , "Stirling's impeccable research infuses both plot and characters with depth and verisimilitude, creating a tale of high adventure, romance, and intrigue."
"Synopsis" by ,

In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hits Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the worlds climate forever. And just as Earths temperature dropped, so was civilization frozen in time. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back together….

 

In the twenty-first century, boats still run on steam, messages arrive by telegraph, and the British Empire, with its capital now in Delhi, controls much of the world. The other major world leader is the Czar of All the Russias. Everyone predicts an eventual, deadly showdown. But no one can predict the role that one man, Captain Athelstane King, reluctant spy and hero, will play….

 

"Synopsis" by , 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...
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