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1632 (Ring of Fire) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Eric Flint
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"The Ultimate Y2K Glitch....

1632 In the year 1632 in northern Germany a reasonable person might conclude that things couldn't get much worse. There was no food. Disease was rampant. For over a decade religious war had ravaged the land and the people. Catholic and Protestant armies marched and countermarched across the northern plains, laying waste the cities and slaughtering everywhere. In many rural areas population plummeted toward zero. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy.

2000 Things are going OK in Grantville, West Virginia. The mines are working, the buck are plentiful (it's deer season) and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn's sister (including the entire membership of the local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads) is having a good time.

THEN, EVERYTHING CHANGED....

When the dust settles, Mike leads a small group of armed miners to find out what's going on. Out past the edge of town Grantville's asphalt road is cut, as with a sword. On the other side, a scene out of Hell; a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter Iying screaming in muck at the center of a ring of attentive men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don't have to ask who to shoot.

At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to the middle of The Thirty Years War.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management)."

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1061 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 612 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0671319728
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Baen Books; Édition : 1 (1 février 2000)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00BEQLQNE
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Uchronie SF - Un nouvel Univers 30 mai 2013
Par Petrus L. VOIX VINE
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1631 en pleine guerre de 30 ans entre Suédois protestants et Allemands catholiques débarque, par la magie d'un évènement cosmique plus ou moins inexpliqué, une petite ville de l'ouest de la Virginie avec ses environs immédiats, sa mine de charbon sa centrale électrique et ses habitants. Les américains ne faisant ni une ni deux vont s'impliqer dans le conflit local, ne serait-ce que par instinct de conservation. En effet le mercenaire version début 17ème n'est guère fréquentable: à la discussion pacifique, à la recherche du consensus, il préfère le viol la torture et le cassage de têtes à grands coups de masses. Mais le ricain des Appalaches perd rapidement son calme: en l'espèce le naturel de red neck chasseur et patriote ne demande qu'un coup de sifflet pour revenir au galop. La rencontre de ces deux populations, deux époques, deux approches, deux standards technologiques est donc le point de départ d'un large multiverse connu de nos amis anglo saxons sous le terme 163x. Eric Fint et David Drake sont à la manoeuvre pour l'essentiel.

Ce livre se lit à fort vive allure. Il alterne des réflexions politiques et des scènes de batailles, du développement de personnages et du train train quotidien (enfin ce qui en tient lieu vu les circonstances)...

-Réflexions politiques intéréssantes: quel type de pouvoir en circonstances d'urgence ? quelle constitution ? quelle approche économique, sociale etc ? Le principal protagoniste de ce point de vue est un mélange de républicain et de socialiste plutôt sympathique.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Cover says it all.. 29 mars 2014
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
... two worlds and times collide, but not very successfully. Romance over the centuries caused by an unlikely anomaly in the time space continuum. Er, I feel the writer's talents could have been better used.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Daft book. I loved it 23 novembre 2013
Par Winebore
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This absurd story is extremely entertaining. Apparently I'm not the only one to find it so, because there is a whole universe of sequels out there which I'm trying hard to resist buying. So if you're not sure about trying this or not, bewarned, its good enough that you may be in this for the long haul. Dammit.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Un excellent livre d'histoire parallèle 13 mai 2001
Par BERGSTEN
Format:Broché
Ce livre semble s'inspirer de la série de S.M. STIRLING qui commence par le livre "On the oceans of eternity". Cette dernière série est peut-être encore meilleure car la redécouverte scientifique et technique semble davantage crédible. Cela dit, il y a de l'action et on espère qu'il y ait une suite.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Good "displaced in time" story. Not wonderful 28 février 2000
Par M. Broderick - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
Basically, this book is about a coal-mining town in West Virginia which is mysteriously transported to Germany at the time of the Thirty Years War. This theme has been developed before, going back to Mark Twain (or maybe further). To my knowledge, S.M. Stirling was the first major writer to move a whole community back to another time, with his Nantucket Series, and now Eric Flint seeks to get his version in. I am a fan of this genre, so I expected to enjoy this book, and I did. One way that it is different from most of these stories is that it focuses on the "little people"--The movers and shakers of this book are not professors or military officers or big-time politicians. The hero is a failed boxer who is a minor union official. On the other hand, the book is filled with affectionate praise for King Gustavus Adolphus. Gustavus Adolphus was a real historical figure, and if you don't know who he is, don't worry, you will know when you finish the book! I enjoyed the book, think most who are interested by this idea will enjoy it. Only criticism I have are that too much time is spent with the time travellers offstage, describing the Battle of Breitenfield, a real historical battle. Some may be disappointed that a minimum of time is spent describing clever technological improvisations--These seem to be a staple of this genre, but there isn't much of it here. If you enjoyed this book, I'd look up H. Beam Piper's LORD KALVAN OF OTHERWHEN, S.M. Stirling's ISLAND IN THE SEA OF TIME, and L. Sprague deCamp's LEST DARKNESS FALL.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A fine example of a venerable plot device 7 février 2000
Par C. S. Schofield - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Time travel stories have been a staple of Science Fiction essentially forever. The plot device of a modern man displaced into a historical era is a popular one, and traces its immediate lineage to Mark Twain's A CONNETICUTT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. While always great fun these stories tend to push the bounds of credulity when it come to the introduction of modern technology, and they frequently fall apart toward the end for that reason. 1632 manages to remain faintly plausable throughout. Just how historically reasonable its plot may be is open to question, but it manages not to jar the reader too badly while he is engrossed in the tale. The characters are mostly well drawn, with the exception of one cardboard cut-out whose presence does not materially detract from the book. the action is brisk and (at least to my non-military eye) believable in context. Most importantly the book is just plain fun to read. The author has a good command of human emotion and motives, as well as seeming to know his history.
If this sub-genera is one that you like I heartily recommend this example. If you are unfamilliar with the whole time-traveler gig you could do much worse than this book as an introduction.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 First-Rate! 22 janvier 2000
Par S. M Stirling - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
I love time-travel stories... particularly when they're done well. In "1632" Eric Flint shows solid research, believable characters and gripping action, all combining in a tasty stew. He makes his people -- both 21st-century West Virginians and 17th-century Germans -- live and breathe. The plight of the castaways will keep you glued to the page, and the action will bring you to the edge of your seat. Bravo! Buy this book!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A frothy wrapping on a solid book 5 octobre 2000
Par "ly_reese" - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
This is an unusual book, particularly in the time-travel/alternate history field, which is littered with winning Confederate States and the like, reflecting attitudes which would have suited Adolf Hitler. Many of the reviews have pointed out the one superb feature of this book: it's told from the point of view of the ordinary citizen. And it is relatively free of gratuitous violence. Unfortunately, it is not quite free of gratuitous sex, but at least the sort of abuse you come across in this sub-genre is absent. Still, the author was obviously attempting something very difficult: This is not just the usual `we Americans can beat them' sort of book. It's a book about why the Americans, who are outnumbered, can win. It is a book about what is valuable in Western Democracy. Essentially this is a book about politics behind history, made pleasant and easy to read, by giving it a good story-line. It's one of the few sf books you'll buy this year that will give you a good read and give some uplift and some insights. A few reviewers have complained about the short sentences and simple vocabulary. I can't say I find this a fault: if anything one of the problems with `new wave' Science Fiction was that authors tried to show it was `literature' with Dickensian sentences. This just highlights these authors' ignorance about the trend in great literature since Conrad: the more difficult the concept, the simpler the English. The length of the sentence has been getting shorter for the all of the twentieth century. Try Dickens compared to Henry James if you don't believe me! Flint is trying to write about something complex and dry as dust: the politics behind history. He succeeds remarkably well in a very readable story. He does have a very annoying habit of using the same phrases again and again, and his Battle of Breitenfeld chapter was the one time he let his `history professor' persona out of the closet. Fortunately it is a very short chapter or I'd take a star away from him. But, on the whole: definitely a `Buy'. You won't find a book on the effects of socio-political evolution in a more attractive package.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Remarkably good history! 15 février 2000
Par Virginia E. Demarce - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
This is not traditional alternate history (how did things develop on a different line?) so much as it is transposed history--analyzing the impact of a transplanted culture. The time/place of both were shrewdly chosen. As a Ph.D in early modern Europe, I like it; as someone who works in coal mine workers' compensation programs (and wanted to name our oldest son Gustavus Adolphus!), my husband liked it after I insisted that he read it; as a man who stayed home to keep a rural community running, my brother liked it also, after I insisted that he read it. It's not just a remarkably good story -- though that is the case. As a possible history, it works.
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