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S. M. Stirling is a Canadian-American author of Alternate History and Military Science Fiction.

Themes in his work include the effect of culture on individual morality, the effect of technology on culture, and ... well, let's just say there's a reason one of his Fan Nicknames is "S&M Stirling".

Was once a member of the Alternate History Dot Com forum.

Works by S. M. Stirling with their own pages on this wiki include:

  • The Draka series, describing an Alternate History in which a melting-pot society of the losers from several wars forms itself into an Evil Empire and conquers the entire world.
  • Island in The Sea of Time trilogy, in which a mysterious phenomenon transports the island of Nantucket from modern times into the Bronze Age.
  • Emberverse series, in which a mysterious phenomenon[1] renders inoperable all technology on Earth, leaving humanity to survive (or not) without it.
  • The Lords of Creation series, in which the space probes of the 1960s discovered that the Planetary Romances were right all along: Mars and Venus are habitable, and inhabited by Humanoid Aliens. And dinosaurs.
  • The Peshawar Lancers, stand-alone novel in which a series of comet strikes in the 19th century destroyed much of Europe and North America, and what's left of the British Empire is ruled from India.
  • The General series, co-written with David Drake, a future history inspired the actual history of 5th-century Byzantium.
  • Two novels in The Ship Who series
  1. explicitly stated to be the same mysterious phenomenon as in Island in the Sea of Time, from the outside