September 11th, 2012, 01:56 PM
any novel about a autocrat/dictator/emperor
what I'm looking for is a novel about a dictator, or any kind of autocratic ruler. something that outlines his rise to power and how he dealt with those opposed to him. how he became powerful, how he staged a coup and wars/conquests etc.
the only books that have had this theme that i can think of is
fitzpatrick's war and I, Mengsk.
if you guys have any that you can recommend i would greatly appreciate it.
it could be near future, alternate history far future etc doesn't matter.
currently I'm looking into a series called the keepers. the first book supposedly chronicles the rise another german dictator named Geiseric. i haven't even gotten the book yet but its the only one in my list of choices so far
September 11th, 2012, 05:43 PM
Check the Folding Knife by K.J. Parker, that should be close.
September 12th, 2012, 02:05 PM
Give "The Man who Used the Universe" by Alan Dean Foster a try.
Another older work would be "Bio of a Space Tyrant" by Anthony
September 13th, 2012, 12:15 PM
A chuffing heffalump
David Gun's Deaths Head series and Chris Bunches Sten series.
Not really concentrating on the autocratic ruler but......
September 15th, 2012, 04:42 AM
I, Claudius, and Claudius the God by Robert Graves
The best imho, are the films of The Godfather and Godfather II
September 17th, 2012, 06:46 AM
September 17th, 2012, 07:07 AM
God Emperor of Dune, certainly.