|Book 4 of S.M. Stirling's series "The Sunrise Lands" (Emberverse II),
to be published in September 2010. These books are set in the same world as the "Dies the Fire" trilogy.
It's Change Year 24, a generation after high-energy technology died in a
catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive.
This book is a sequel to "The Sunrise Lands", "The Scourge of God" and "The Sword of the Lady".
Acknowledgments: yet more!
Thanks to my friends who are also first readers:
To Steve Brady, for assistance with dialects and British background, and also natural history of all sorts.
Thanks also to Kier Salmon, for once again helping with the beautiful complexities of the Old Religion, and with... well, all sorts of stuff!
To Diana L. Paxson, for help and advice, and for writing the beautiful ‘Westria’ books, among many others. If you liked the Change novels, you’ll probably enjoy the hell out of the Westria books—I certainly did, and they were one of the inspirations for this series; and her “Essential Asatru” and recommendation of “Our Troth” were extremely helpful... and fascinating reading. Also thanks for permission to use the lyrics of the songs in chapters 0,00, and 000, CDs of which may be obtained by going to www.westria.org
To Dale Price, help with Catholic organization, theology and praxis; and for his entertaining blog, Dyspeptic Mutterings, which can be read at http://dprice.blogspot.com/
To Brenda Sutton, for multitudinous advice.
To Melinda Snodgrass, Daniel Abraham, Sage Walker, Emily Mah, Terry England, George R.R. Martin, Walter Jon Williams, Vic Milan, Jan Stirling and Ian Tregellis of Critical Mass, for constant help and advice as the book was under construction.
Thanks to John Miller, good friend, writer and scholar, for many useful discussions, for loaning me some great books, and for some really, really cool old movies.
Special thanks to Heather Alexander, bard and balladeer, for permission to use the lyrics from her beautiful songs which can be—and should be!—ordered at www.heatherlands.com Run, do not walk, to do so.
Thanks again to William Pint and Felicia Dale, for permission to use their music, which can be found at http://members.aol.com/pintndale/ and should be, for anyone with an ear and salt-water in their veins.
And to Three Weird Sisters—Gwen Knighton, Mary Crowell, Brenda Sutton, and Teresa Powell—whose alternately funny and beautiful music can be found at http://www.threeweirdsisters.com/
And to Heather Dale for permission to quote the lyrics of her songs, whose beautiful (and strangely appropriate!) music can be found at www.HeatherDale.com, and is highly recommended. The lyrics are wonderful and the tunes make it even better.
S.J. Tucker acknowledgement—get put in SWORD paperback, too.
Thanks again to Russell Galen, my agent, who has been an invaluable help and friend for a decade now, and never more than in these difficult times.
All mistakes, infelicities and errors are of course my own.
Copyright © 2009-2010 by S.M. Stirling <firstname.lastname@example.org>