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The Peshawar Lancers {free} Author S.M. Stirling

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The Peshawar Lancers

S.M. Stirling ò 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ✓ The Peshawar Lancers Ritish Empire and All the Russias each rule half the world A DANGEROUS FUTURE Everyone predicts a. The Peshawar Lancers is a rip roaring swashbuckling tale of Alternate History rooted firmly in the tradition of Rudyard Kipling and other 19th Century adventure writers such as H Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs Set in a world where the planet was devastated by a spray of comets in the mid 1870s the world of The Peshawar Lancers is a far different one from ours today Empires still rule the world with the British Empire now centered in Delhi being the major power Our hero Captain Athelstane King is drawn into a far reaching conspiracy that threatens the survival of his family his country and the very planet itself Against him are the agents of the now Satan worshipping human eating Czar of All the Russias and our protagonists and antagonists collide in an adventure that echoes back to the spy games and derring do that characterized the rivalry between Britain and Russia at the end of the 19th Century a period known as The Great Game As a genre alternate history can be pretty tricky to master Everyone always mentions the guru of alternate history the man himself Harry Turtledove and for sure Turtledove has pulled off some brilliant speculative fiction in his time He s also disappointed me greatly as he s transplanted contemporary history and changed some times places and names in other cases which to me smacks of laziness Phillip K Dick of Blade Runner and Total Recall fame probably owns the title of best around with his masterpiece The Man in High Castle which depicts a truly creep tastic vision of a history where the Axis won World War IISo how does Stirling measure up Extremely well as a matter of fact It s obvious that he s done his research on the colonial and imperial periods of British history and his scenario of civilization desperately trying to piece itself back together after a catastrophe is plausible enough The British Empire and French Empires would have had the resources to evacuate themselves and their governments to their overseas possessions and with civilization collapsing all around humanity it s hard not to imagine that some crazy Satan worshiping cannibalism could spring up Even impressive is that the political structure of this new British Empire is plausible as well Surviving a Second Mutiny after the comets impact throughout the Northern Hemisphere the ruling British elites survive by relying on the loyalty of the aristocracy already in place and out of necessity surrendering a lot of imperial arrogance and recognizing whom exactly they were now ruling This partnership instead of overlordship hearkens back to the very earliest days of the East India Company where British officers and soldiers won the respect of indigenous allies and soldiers by leading from the front and not directing from the back Overall Stirling has produced a fascinating vision of what might have been that is plausible interesting and easy for the reader to buy into Taking that vision and adding an adventure worthy of the very best of Rudyard Kipling or H Rider Haggard produces a readable exciting book that s the perfect beach book for science fiction fans heading out for their summer vacation After Preservation firmly in the tradition of Rudyard Kipling and other 19th Century adventure writers such as H Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs Set in a world where the planet was devastated by a spray of comets in the mid 1870s the world of The Peshawar Lancers is a Senior Class Sex Ed far different one fang from ours today Empires still rule the world with the British Empire now centered in Delhi being the major power Our hero Captain Athelstane King is drawn into a Marcel Duchamp in Perspective far reaching conspiracy that threatens the survival of his Closed Entrances: Canadian Culture and Imperialism family his country and the very planet itself Against him are the agents of the now Satan worshipping human eating Czar of All the Russias and our protagonists and antagonists collide in an adventure that echoes back to the spy games and derring do that characterized the rivalry between Britain and Russia at the end of the 19th Century a period known as The Great Game As a genre alternate history can be pretty tricky to master Everyone always mentions the guru of alternate history the man himself Harry Turtledove and Hucow Transformation for sure Turtledove has pulled off some brilliant speculative Mortal Gods (Mantles of Power #2) fiction in his time He s also disappointed me greatly as he s transplanted contemporary history and changed some times places and names in other cases which to me smacks of laziness Phillip K Dick of Blade Runner and Total Recall Mitos e Lendas - Celtas - Irlanda fame probably owns the title of best around with his masterpiece The Man in High Castle which depicts a truly creep tastic vision of a history where the Axis won World War IISo how does Stirling measure up Extremely well as a matter of Cinco gotas de sangre La historia íntima de Antares de la Luz y la secta de Colliguay from the The Life and Death of Lily Drake (Lily Drake, #1) front and not directing Con el sudor de tu frente: Argumentos para la sociedad del ocio from the back Overall Stirling has produced a Twin Stepbrothers Inflamed fascinating vision of what might have been that is plausible interesting and easy Terms of Surrender for the reader to buy into Taking that vision and adding an adventure worthy of the very best of Rudyard Kipling or H Rider Haggard produces a readable exciting book that s the perfect beach book Africas Tarnished Name for science A Knight's Vow fans heading out New Epicurean Adventures of a School Boy for their summer vacation

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S.M. Stirling ò 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ✓ The Peshawar Lancers Showdown but no one can predict the role that one man spy and hero double and triple agent will pl. The Peshawar Lancers is extraordinary It started like any old historical very familiar ground to anyone coming across Flashman or the Kipling Corbett path then you realize it s not a history adventure at all but a fantasy world steeped in cannibal horror futurecasting and forced eugenics Then it flips over into a faux Victorian inventor scientist complete with plucky heroine steampunk world with dirigibles transistors and babbage engines and if this is sound like a horrific mishmash that s because I m not SM Stirling He ties it together in one of the finest most masterful displays of fictional cohesiveness and integration I ve rarely seen putting vastly incogruous technologies values worlds science and sci fi fantasy and reality and an extraordinary loving attention to detail that remains familiar and internally plausible while leaping through massive chasms of suspension of disbelief and carrying with it a vast strange but hauntingly familiar world a huge cast of empathetic easily identifiable and memorable characters and locales and through it all remains fun It s hard to classify this book but whatever shelf it might come from once it s in your hands it s unputdownable

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S.M. Stirling ò 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ✓ The Peshawar Lancers A DIFFERENT PAST A spray of comets freezes human progress in the 1870s A STRANGE PRESENT Now the B. I must say that was a pretty rollicking alternate history adventureA meteor or some such falling heavenly body strikes the earth at the end of the 1800 s All technological progress halts and the world is thrown screaming back into the Middle Ages as nuclear winter makes coastal locations uninhabitable So the British Empire moves itself to India and becomes the leading world governorThis is perhaps the best explanation for a world existing in a uasi steampunk situation dontcha think Yeah me tooThe characters are awesome if you can get your head around the every main character is a bad ass mofo mentality I had no problem getting around that personally It reminds me of my own life in which the main character is coincidentally a bad ass mo fo That s meSo for all y all steampunk erites and alt Britain ophiles give this book a read sahibs and memsahibs