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The Peshawar Lancers - S.M. Stirling
The Peshawar Lancers
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In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hits Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the world’s climate forever. And just as Earth’s temperature dropped, so was civilization frozen in time. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back together…. ... show more
In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hits Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the world’s climate forever. And just as Earth’s 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….  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451458735 (0451458737)
Publisher: Roc
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Proctosophy
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4.0 The Peshawar Lancers Review
Great concept, fair execution. Stirling is good, but the concept is so good I was left wishing he was a better writer. This is not a slam, you will probably enjoy this, I just thought it could be better.
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3.0 The Peshawar Lancers
This was a bookswap book, by a writer I hadn't previously heard of, taken pretty much on the basis of the blurb.It's an alternate history tale, where Victorian London (and significant parts of the northern hemisphere) are struck by meteors that leave desolation in their wake, forcing a mass emigrati...
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