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Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change

2 Ratings: 1.0
A book by S. M. Stirling

What is the foundation of our civilization? asks Stirling (Conquistador) in this rousing tale of the aftermath of an uncanny event, "the Change," that renders electronics and explosives (including firearms) inoperative. As American society disintegrates, … see full wiki

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Author: S. M. Stirling
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Roc
2 reviews about Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change
review by . February 21, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Dies the Fire (Roc Science Fiction) I've been reading Stirling for quite some time, starting with the accidental picking up of the first Drake novel, Marching Through Georgia, thinking it was an alternate WWII novel involving the Axis marching through the state of Georgia. Surprised pleasantly by the different AH, I moved onto other novels of his, including the Island in the Sea of Time novels and Conquistador, seeing Stirling's craft improve as he has written more novels. Its not that …
review by . October 01, 2007
I like good stories about world changing disasters, and this novel starts out as an outstanding example. The reason for the disaster, which causes almost all technology to fail, is not explained, but that remains peripheral to the immediate story. The book begins as a well crafted, fast paced adventure. Stirling creates characters who are realistic and sympathetic in just a few pages. I was eager to find out what happens next.    Unfortunately, after the first few chapters, the …
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