Urbin Report

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Waiting for new Stirling

One of my favorite alternate history authors, S.M. Stirling is working on a new series called, The Lords of Creation.

What if Mars and Venus really were inhabitable and inhabited, like in many SF stories from the early sixties and before? In this series Mars and Venus have been terraformed a long time ago and "seeded" with Earth life, including several different human species. On Earth everything is the same until the start of space exploration, but then the cold war turns into a real space race...
"The Sky People" is set on Venus, "In the Halls of the Crimson Kings" on Mars.

I've read the sample chapters for "The Sky People", and it looks good!