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Book 2 of S.M. Stirling's series "The Lords of Creation", to be published by Tor in Feb/Mar(?) 2008.
While the men and women from Earth are gods from the sky on primitive Venus, on Mars humans or near-humans were building cities and doing calligraphy when fire was the latest superweapon Earthlings had developed to deal with cave bears. They're not impressed with the vaz-Terranan... and they have agendas of their own.
Airships, swords, lost cities, decadent civilizations, singing clocks... and that's just the beginning.
This book is a sequel to "The Sky People".
To Melinda Snodgrass, Daniel Abraham, Sage Walker, Emily Mah, Terry England, George R.R. Martin, Walter Jon Williams, Yvonne Coats, Sally Gwylan, Laura Mixon-Gould and Ian Tregillis of Critical Mass, for constant help and advice as the book was under construction, which enabled me to avoid some of the faults I couldnít see. A fish canít see water!
Thanks to Jerry Pournelle for some inside information on matters fannish... but heís not to blame for the things I got wrong! And to Mike Ralls, Jr. for a suggestion about the prologue
To the Pulpsters and Golden Age writers, from the author of Phra the Phoenician on down, to the creators of Northwest Smith and John Carter; and to PJ Farmer. For inspiration!
All mistakes, infelicities and errors are of course my own.
to Jan, my emerald-eyed muse.
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