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Conquistador
In 1946, injured WWII veteran John Rolfe discovers a dimensional portal to an alternate Earth where the North American continent is untouched by modern civilization. Rolfe gathers his former Baker Company buddies to develop the natural resources of the new dimension. Flash forward to the year 2009. California Fish & Game Warden Tom Christiansen and his partner Roy Tully are in Los Angeles on a sting operation. They've been told about a wa...
Dies the Fire
Roc, August 2004, 23.95, 496 pp. ISBN 045459792 A multi-colored electrical storm that contains a beam of light is over Cape Cod. Soon a white light blinds everyone and the pain in their heads is intense. Nothing electrical works when their vision returns in the United States and probably worldwide. As time passes people call the event the Change even though they don't know who or what was responsible for the new Dark Age. Survivors moved to...
Island in the Sea of Time
What a great idea for a story! Nantucket Island is transported back in time to 1250 BC. The 5,000 residents of the island wake up to discover that the infrastructure that connected them to the world is gone. No more food or fuel shipments. No more electrical grid. The focus of the book moves from survival (too many mouths to feed, too little farmland) to exploration and trade, to rapid industrial development, to reigning in a renegade with ambitions o...
T2 The Future War
Harper Collins, June 2003, 23.95, 368 pp. ISBN 0380977931 Sarah Connor, her son John, and her lover Dieter felt destroying Clea before she activated Skynet had given them victory, but soon learn otherwise as the organic terminator managed to feed the discs to Skynet. Almost immediately Skynet concludes that humanity poses a threat to its survival and must be eradicated. Instead of complacency, Sarah and Dieter become concerned when the Pentagon...

Stirling booklist

T2: Infiltrator
S.M. Stirling Harper, may 2001, 25.00, 400 pp. ISBN: 0380977915 In the present, Cyberdene built a computer chip to power Skynet, a military computer that eliminates the human error. Problems begin when Skynet turns sentient and attacks its former masters deeming them unfit to live. Sarah Connor and her son have knowledge of a future where the lad will lead the human resistance against Skynet. Sarah felt that with the death of the Skynet cr...
T2: Rising Storm
Harper, July 2002, 24.95, 384 pp. ISBN 0380977923 Twice Sarah Connor and her son John have been able to prevent Judgment Day, the time when Skynet becomes sentient and declares war on its creators the human race. After the last attack on Cyberdyne, the company that was started to create the Skynet program, the American government took the project away from the independent contractor and placed it in the hands of scientists hidden away in a top s...
The Domination
An alternative history based, in part, on the Sparta-Athens wars. The "bad" guys are portrayed in a very sympathetic manner if one can get beyond the violence. Not for the faint of heart. Excellent! ...
The Peshawar Lancers
Great Britan and much of the Northern Hemisphere is hit by a comet in the Victorian Era. The British Royal Family, nobility and military move en-masse to India where the novel is set in the early 21st Century. ...