April 27th, 2012, 07:25 AM
That is an excellent series though the dinosaur bit is not really a primary story line, at least not directly. While the Grik are obviously descended from dinos they are a clearly defined society (granted a viscous one).
Originally Posted by upperhi
April 27th, 2012, 04:35 PM
I liked Stirling's Draka stuff too. Stirling doesnt seem too well liked on here, but the stuff is fun end engaging.
Originally Posted by Zillarian
April 28th, 2012, 02:59 AM
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If you like Alt History stories, take a look at, "the Company of the Dead", By David J Kowalski
April 28th, 2012, 09:49 AM
Gemmell's Troy series is often remarked upon as his best work. However, I've not read it.
April 28th, 2012, 09:52 AM
I think Stirling's the best! Though his recent stuff (the Nantucket and Emberverse series) is more "Alternate reality" than "Alternate History" though I suppose I'm splitting hairs. Still very good though!
Originally Posted by ArtNJ
Others in this type of genre that I like are:
John Birmingham's World War 2 series starting with Weapons of Choice where a slightly futuristic international task force is plopped literally in the middle of World War 2 due to a bizarre physics experiment gone arwy.
His Without Warning series is also very good (the final volume has just come out).
Harry Turtledove is usually pretty reliable. His Worldwarseries about a massive alien invasion in the midst of the Second World War is excellent...just don't read the sequels (i.e. Coloniztion seires). Unlike some others, I did like the Greatwar series and [B]Guns of the South[B]was among his best. His more recent stuff though has been disappointing.
Eric Flint's "Ring of Fire" series is also good; particularly the main story threads that he and David Weber write. Some of the perepheral stuff written by others is pretty hit and miss.
I'll have to try some of the other recommendations here. I really enjoy this type of writing as I'm kind of a history nut. I would say the more you know about history the more this genre will have appeal.
May 1st, 2012, 10:08 PM
I'm a big Card fan, and I love certain aspects of the Alvin Maker series. However, the series is still a big disappointment for me. It just seems hastily cobbled together. Lots of good ideas, but not much closure or continuity. He starts plot lines or gets you thinking about things and never follows through.
May 4th, 2012, 08:39 AM
Someone mentioned Roma Eterna. This looks interesting but has some fairly mixed reviews. Anybody else want to chime in on this one?