On The Oceans Of Eternity: A Novel Of The Change by S. M. StirlingOn The Oceans Of Eternity: A Novel Of The Change by S. M. Stirling

On The Oceans Of Eternity: A Novel Of The Change

byS. M. Stirling

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 2000

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Harry Turtledove hailed Island in the Sea of Time as “one of the best time travel/alternative history stories I’ve ever read,” and Jane Lindskold called Against the Tide of Years “another exciting and explosive tale.” Now the adventures of the Nantucket islanders lost in the time of the Bronze Age continues with On the Oceans of Eternity.

            Ten years ago, the twentieth century and the Bronze Age were tossed together by a mysterious Event. In the decade since, the Republic of Nantucket has worked hard to create a new future for itself, using the technological know-how retained from modern times to explore and improve conditions for the inhabitants of the past.
 Some of these peoples have become allies. Some have turned instead to the renegade Coast Guard officer William Walker. And for ten years, the two sides have tested each other, feinting and parrying, to decide who will be the ones to lead this brave new world into the future.
Now the official battle lines have been drawn. And only one side can emerge the victor…
S. M. Stirling is the New York Times bestselling author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Novels of the Change (including Prince of Outcasts, The Desert and the Blade, The Golden Princess, The Given Sacrifice, Lord of Mountains) and the Shadowspawn series (A Taint in the Blood, The Council of Shadows, Shadows of...
Title:On The Oceans Of Eternity: A Novel Of The ChangeFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 7 × 4.5 × 1.13 inPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451457803

ISBN - 13:9780451457806

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't even finish it I read the first two books of this series, and Stirling's "Dies the Fire". It seems he comes up with a great idea only to kill it with an excess of words. I couldn't finish this book, it just got boring as he kept moving away from the story and got enthralled with writing and history.
Date published: 2009-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but not great. As an ending to a fantastically written series, this book leaves a lot to be desired and seems to have more to do with contractual obligation. The series, itself, is wonderful and full of characters and civilizations that don’t usually get a lot of press but a student of history would know, only too well, exactly where he gets the details of some of his battles from. This doesn’t detract from the series, much, or the stories as you begin to become emotionally linked to the characters. In this final book of the series, however, the ending is a very plausible, just not a very satisfying. He probably could have gotten an entire additional book out of the assault on Greece, not to mention the sub-plot regarding Egypt. As has been mentioned, it seems as if the author found that he had better things to do, like work on his next story, and just killed off the this series to get on with it. He did leave room for future sequels but I hope that the first thing he does is rewrite the ending to this one.
Date published: 2005-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not with a bang but a whimper For a series that began so well, this one ends (maybe...) as though the author had got tired of it. And so have we. We have the CIC still leading the hand-to-hand fighting personally, and the final defeat of the bad guy comes as a sort of "with one bound Jack was free" retribution that the Nantucketers have little or nothing to do with. I could have forgiven all this had Stirling not stolen one of his sub plots Hook, Rourke and everything else from one of my favourite movies - Zulu. Compare it, scene for scene, character for character and line for line. Straight unabashed plagiarism.
Date published: 2001-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So close to flawless. The final(?) book in this great time travel series is almost up to the high standards the author set in the first two. The ending was somewhat lacking in my opinion (Dont blink or you'll miss it!), but overall its pretty darn good.
Date published: 2000-08-22

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“Stirling’s imaginative foray into time travel should please fans of alternative history.” – Library Journal