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Nantucket Series: Alien Space Bats, Island in the Sea of Time, Against the Tide of Years, on the Oceans of Eternity

Nantucket Series: Alien Space Bats, Island in the Sea of Time, Against the Tide of Years, on the Oceans of Eternity

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Chapters: Alien Space Bats, Island in the Sea of Time, Against the Tide of Years, on the Oceans of Eternity. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Nantucket series (also known as the Nantucket trilogy or the Islander trilogy) is a set of alternate history novels written by S. M. Stirling. The novels focus on the island of Nantucket which was transported back in time to 1250 BC due to something called "The Event". Shortly thereafter a conflict develops between the democratic Republic of Nantucket and a group of renegade Americans led by the ex-Coast Guard lieutenant William Walker (inspired directly by the real William Walker). The series was nominated for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History in 2000. Nantucket IslandIn the three novels of the Nantucket series, a cosmic disturbance characterized by an elliptical dome of fire (called "The Event" in the series) transports the island of Nantucket and its inhabitants back in time into the Bronze Age. The world of circa 1250 BC, which corresponds to the late Heroic Age of Greek mythology, is populated by a large variety of hunting, nomadic and agricultural people, as well as well-documented Bronze Age cultures including Egypt, the Hittites, and Mycenaean Greece. The trilogy describes the day-to-day problems of adaptation and survival and the emotional and social trauma of losing connection with the modern world. Much of the plot deals with ongoing conflicts between the different factions of the island's population. Some Nantucket residents wish to dominate the world for their own benefit, others wish to interact with local populations through trade and cultural development, while most just want to survive, work hard, and claw their way back to something approaching their pre-Event way of life. As...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=18433875