OpieRadio Logo
Compound Media Logo
Jim Norton Logo

Nantucket/Emberverse/Draka/The General and other S. M. Stirling Series

Discussion in 'Books & Literature' started by SOS, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. SOS

    SOS ONA
    Wackbag Staff

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2000
    Messages:
    47,923
    Likes Received:
    8,825
    S. M. Stirling has written quite a few series that I feel are interesting and highly entertaining.

    The General Series
    A person tries to re-unite his world through military actions after a dark age.

    They are currently available in omnibus editions (2005)
    with David Drake
    • The Forge
    • The Hammer
    • The Anvil
    • The Steel
    • The Sword
    • The Chosen
    • The Reformer
    Draka series

    The Loyalists, French royals, Confederates and others move to South Africa creating a distopian empire.
    • Marching Through Georgia
    • Under the Yoke
    • The Stone Dogs
    • Drakon
    • The Domination
    • Drakas!
    Nantucket series

    1998 Nantucket mysteriously is transported to classical times. How will they survive with Bronze age peoples?
    • Island in the Sea of Time
    • Against the Tide of Years
    • On the Oceans of Eternity
    The Emberverse Series

    Electricity, guns, explosives, internal combustion engines, and steam power no longer work. People from Oregon try to survive after the Change.

    Part 1
    • Dies the Fire
    • The Protector's War
    • A Meeting at Corvallis
    Part 2
    • The Sunrise Lands
    • The Scourge of God
    • The Sword of the Lady
    • The High King of Montival
    • The Tears of the Sun
    • Lord of Mountains



    The Peshawar Lancers

    A meteor strikes the Earth resulting in years of an Ice Age with English-India becoming a world power versus cannibalistic Russians and humans with prophetic powers.

    Conquistador

    An American discovers a passage to an alternate Earth where Mayans and Aztecs have not met with Europeans. The story takes place several decades later.
     
  2. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    77,708
    Likes Received:
    27,091
    I've been pushing the Nantucket/Emberverse series like a man possessed. Really great. In fact, I just learned that "The lord of Mountains" is waiting for me at the library. The rest of his stuff are on my to do list.

    Finding the General series is difficult.
     
  3. ginaf20697

    ginaf20697 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,961
    Likes Received:
    329
    Love the Draka and Nantucket series. I liked the 1st part of the Emberverse but the 2nd has gotten rather silly. Was the latest the last one or are there more coming? They annoy the fuck out of me but I still want to know what happens so I keep getting the latest from the library.
     
  4. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    77,708
    Likes Received:
    27,091
    The new one just came out. Lord of the Mountains.

    And I like the new series, so there.
     
  5. ginaf20697

    ginaf20697 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,961
    Likes Received:
    329
    Well different strokes. I read the latest. I was just wondering if that was the last.
     
  6. CM Mark

    CM Mark The East is Ours!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    27,472
    Likes Received:
    858
    I just found my copy of Dies the Fires today as I was digging through all my books that I will be donating to Goodwill since I can't keep them all when I move. That is one of the few books that I will be keeping. I think I have dug out over 1000 books, and less than 100 will I be keeping. I'm even getting rid of most of the books from my favorite series. Only one I am keeping is the one that I got signed by the authors when I met them several years ago.
     
  7. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    77,708
    Likes Received:
    27,091
    That hurts me. I just can't get rid of books.
     
  8. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    36,179
    Likes Received:
    21,788
    I'm the same way, and ebooks are pretty much the only think that saved me from being considered a book hoarder.
     
  9. CM Mark

    CM Mark The East is Ours!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    27,472
    Likes Received:
    858
    Trust me, I don't want to, but I have to. I am moving to a much smaller place, and can't afford monthly storage fees for a Westy's or UHaul. I really do have enough books to open a second hand book store. I do plan on donating them all to either my local library or to Goodwill.

    Sadly, I did have to throw some away because they had gotten wet or otherwise become unreadable. Only 3 though, so not that bad.
     
  10. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    77,708
    Likes Received:
    27,091
    Halfway through The Lord of the Mountain. Good book, as always.
     
  11. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    77,708
    Likes Received:
    27,091
    Finished this. Still really enjoying this series. Of course, I may be bias. It's so interesting to read a story like this that takes place in my "neighborhood." Hearing them make references to the Horse Heaven Hills and the Tri-Cities (where I grew up) is fascinating. Not to mention that, although I'm in Seattle, the stuff I deal with at work each day is centered in Portland, so all the Oregon references are familiar to me as well.

    This series did go in a direction that I thought it was going to, though it did go there a bit harder than I expected. Gina above obviously knows what I mean.

    And this dude has set himself up for at least two more books, if not more.
     
  12. Jacuzzi Billy

    Jacuzzi Billy Watching PTI
    Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Messages:
    41,827
    Likes Received:
    21,682
    I knew a book hoarder once. She was a librarian.

    Boo button.
     
  13. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    77,708
    Likes Received:
    27,091
    I just realized I have been saying it wrong. The title is Lord of Mountains.

    One of the great things about post-apoccy books is you get great (paraphrased) statements like: "He was just a man from a small town, not a big city like Des Moines."
     

Share This Page