Island in the Sea of Time

Island in the Sea of Time

Stirling, S. M.

Book 2.0 of Island in the Sea of Time Trilogy

Language: English

Publisher: Roc

Published: Mar 2, 1998

Words: 223405
Pages: 962


It's spring on Nantucket and everything is perfectly normal, until a sudden storm blankets the entire island. When the weather clears, the island's inhabitants find that they are no longer in the late twentieth century...but have been transported instead to the Bronze Age! Now they must learn to survive with suspicious, warlike peoples they can barely understand and deal with impending disaster, in the shape of a would-be conqueror from their own time. From Library Journal A cosmic disturbance transports the island of Nantucket and its inhabitants over three thousand years back in time to the shores of a Stone Age America. In addition to coping with the day-to-day problems of survival and the trauma of losing all connection with the modern world, the residents of the time-stranded island find their lives complicated by the presence of native tribes across the water. Stirling's (The Ship Avenged, Baen, 1997) imaginative foray into time travel should also please fans of alternate history. A good selection for most sf collections. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review “A perfectly splendid story…endlessly fascinating…solidly convincing.”—**Paul Anderson** “A compelling cast of characters…a fine job of conveying both a sense of loss and hope.”—**Science Fiction Chronicle** “[Q]ite a good book…definitely a winner.”—**Aboriginal Science Fiction** “Meticulous, imaginative….Logical, inventive and full of richly imagined characters, this is Stirling’s most deeply realized book yet.”—**Susan Shwartz, author of The Grail of Hearts** “Utterly engaging. This is unquestionably Steve Stirling’s best work to date, a page-turner that is certain to win the author legions of new readers and fans.”—**George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones** “One of the best time travel/alternative history stories I’ve ever read, period. Stirling combines complex, believable characters, meticulous research, and a fascinating setup to produce a book you won’t want to—and won’t be able to—put down. An outstanding piece of work.”—**Harry Turtledove** “The adventure that unfolds, powered by Stirling’s impressive stores of knowledge and extraordinary narrative skill, is an enormously entertaining read.”—**Virtual North Woods Website**