Saturday, 25 February 2017
Echoes Of Kipling
Science Fiction Weekly commented that Stirling described details "...with the skill of a Poul Anderson..." This is correct and we know what he means although, years ago, a well-read house visitor, finding a copy of an sf review magazine lying around, asked me if it was a joke! It was full of authors and titles that he had never heard of.
Library Journal described Dies The Fire as set in a near future. However, it was published in 2005 whereas its opening chapter is dated 1998 so I would call it a recently divergent alternative history.