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The latest books:


Upcoming books:

Prince of Outcasts
Sep 2016 [sample]
The Sea Peoples
Oct 2017 [sample]
The Sea Peoples
Jul 2018 [sample]
The Sea Peoples
Nov 2018 [sample]
Theater of Spies
May 2019 [sample]
    Shadows of Annihilation
March(?) 2020 [sample]

Auto-biography (very short, by S.M. Stirling):  I'm a writer by trade, born in France but Canadian by origin and American by naturalization, living in New Mexico at present. My hobbies are mostly related to the craft—I love history, anthropology and archaeology, and am interested in the sciences. The martial arts are my main physical hobby.

Bibliography:  View "The Compleat S.M. Stirling Bibliography", complete to November 2011.

Fan Fiction:  Here is a site with some S.M. Stirling Fan Fiction.

Fan Art:  Here is a page with some S.M. Stirling Fan Art.

News:  "Shadows of Annihilation", the next novel in the "Tales from the Black Chamber" Alternate History series, will be published in March 2020.

Tales from the Black Chamber

  1. Black Chamber - published July 2018 [sample chapters]
  2. Theater of Spies - published May 2019 [sample chapters]
  3. Shadows of Annihilation - to be published March 2020 [sample chapters]

A new Alternate History series, published by Ace.

This takes place from 1916 in a world where Theodore Roosevelt became president of the U.S.A. in 1912, and features a covert-ops organization named "The Black Chamber".


Emberverse anthology

This is an anthology edited by S.M. Stirling, containing "Emberverse"/"The Change" stories by himself and several other authors, published by Ace.


Emberverse III (The Change II, Rudi's Children)

  1. The Golden Princess - published September 2014 [sample chapters]
  2. The Desert and the Blade - published September 2015 [sample chapters]
  3. Prince of Outcasts - published September 2016 [sample chapters]
  4. The Sea Peoples - published October 2017 [sample chapters]
  5. The Sky-Blue Wolves - published November 2018 [ sample chapters]

A new "Emberverse"/"The Change" series, published by Ace.

It's Change Year 46, two generations after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive.
The children born after the Change and their children are again battling against powers that are not sympathetic to humans and human concerns.


Clan of the Claw

  1. Exiled: Clan of the Claw, by Harry Turtledove, S.M. Stirling, John Ringo & Jody Lynn Nye, and Michael Z. Williamson - published August 2011 [publisher's sample]
  2. By Tooth and Claw, by S.M. Stirling, Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, and Jody Lynn Nye - published April 2015 [publisher's sample]

A new series, each volume with four new linked novellas from best-selling authors, published by Baen Books.

The extinction asteroid didn't strike Earth, and the dinosaurs kept evolving—but so did the mammals, and now itís cold-blooded, magic-using reptiles against the hot-blooded, hot-tempered descendants of cats.


The Shadowspawn

  1. A Taint in the Blood - published May 2010 [sample chapters]
  2. The Council of Shadows - published May 2011 [sample chapters]
  3. Shadows of Falling Night - published May 2013 [sample chapters]

S.M. Stirling's new Urban Fantasy series, published by ROC.

It features "Shadowspawn", an ancient subspecies of Homo sapiens who formed the basis of legends about vampires and werewolves and have been secretly controlling the world for most of the 20th century.

  • Pain and Suffering - a Shadowspawn story, in the antology "Down These Strange Streets", edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, published in October 2011.

Raymond E. Feist's Legends of the Riftwar
  • Jimmy the Hand - by Raymond E. Feist and S.M. Stirling, first US publication July 2008. [ publisher's sample]

A novel set in Raymond E. Feist's "Riftwar" universe. First published in the UK in 2003, and in July 2008 in the USA by EOS (HarperCollins).

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Ice, Iron and Gold

A collection of short fiction, published by Night Shade Books.
  • Ice, Iron and Gold - published October 2007

S.M. Stirling's first collection gathers his most interesting and evocative short stories, drawn from the length of his professional career. More than 100,000 words of fiction, including an original story.

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The Change (Emberverse II)

S.M. Stirling's series "The Change" ("The Sunrise Lands"/"Emberverse II"), published by ROC:
  1. The Sunrise Lands - published September 2007 [sample chapters + map]
  2. The Scourge of God - published September 2008 [sample chapters]
  3. The Sword of the Lady - published 25 August 2009 [sample chapters]
  4. The High King of Montival - published September 2010 [sample chapters]
  5. The Tears of the Sun - published September 2011 [sample chapters]
  6. Lord of Mountains - published September 2012 [sample chapters]
  7. The Given Sacrifice - published September 2013 [sample chapters]

A series set in the same world as the "Dies the Fire" trilogy, but about 25 years later.

It's a generation after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive. The children born after the Change are now starting to take center stage—and Whoever or Whatever was behind the Change itself may be taking a hand in their rivalries. An expedition must travel to Nantucket across a strange and hostile continent to find some answers.

  • A Murder in Eddsford - a murder mystery set in Post-Change Britain, in the antology "Sideways in Crime", published in June 2008 by Solaris.
  • Something for Yew - another Rutherston and Bramble mystery, in the anthology "Ice, Iron and Gold".
  • Ancient Ways - a story set in the area between Don and Volga about 57 years after the Change, in the anthology "Warriors", published in March 2010 by Tor.
  • Pronouncing Doom - a short story set in Mackenzie territory in 1999 in the anthology "Dangerous Women", published in December 2013 by Tor.

Extra 1:  Developments in Britain post-Change Years 1-25 (1998-2023 AD).
Extra 2:  Developments in Oregon post-Change Years 1-22 (1998-2021 AD).
Extra 3:  A tentative genealogy of the Mackenzie/Havel/Larsson families.
Extra 4:  A Google "My Maps" map for the series "The Sunrise Lands".

NEWS:  There will be more "Emberverse" novels after "The Given Sacrifice", probably set a generation later.


The Lords of Creation

S.M. Stirling's previous project, published by Tor:
  1. The Sky People - published November 2006 [sample chapters]
  2. In the Courts of the Crimson Kings - published March 2008 [sample chapters]

What if Mars and Venus really were inhabitable and inhabited, like in many SF stories from the early sixties and before? In this series Mars and Venus have been terraformed a long time ago and "seeded" with Earth life, including several different human species. On Earth everything is the same until the start of space exploration, but then the cold war turns into a real space race...
"The Sky People" is set on Venus, "In the Courts of the Crimson Kings" on Mars.

  • Swords of Zar-Tu-Kan - a short story featuring Sally Yamashita of the LOC universe, in the anthology "Old Mars" published in October 2013 by Bantam Books.
  • Set on a different Mars:  S.M. Stirling's The Jasoom Project - a story featuring John Carter's great-grandson, the grandson of Tars Tarkas, in "Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom" edited by John Joseph Adams, published February 2012.

Dies the Fire (Emberverse I)

S.M. Stirling's trilogy "Dies the Fire", published by ROC:
  1. Dies the Fire - published August 2004 [sample chapters]
  2. The Protector's War - published September 2005 [sample chapters]
  3. A Meeting at Corvallis - published September 2006 [sample chapters]

A trilogy set in the world that the island of Nantucket left behind when it became an "Island in the Sea of Time". This world is hit by "The Change" causing electricity, high gas pressures, and fast combustion (including explosives and gunpowder) to stop working.
This is very bad news for the majority of the population, but the books follow some of the survivors and show how different groups choose different ways to adapt to the changed world.

Extra 1:  A page with maps and links for "Dies the Fire".
Extra 2:  A page with maps, flags and links for "The Protector's War", with "The Illustrated TPW chs 1 & 3".
Extra 3:  A page with maps, flags and links for "A Meeting at Corvallis".
Extra 4:  Read S.M. Stirling's article "Creating a Wiccan Tribe", subtitled "How the Series came to be: 'Dies the Fire' and afterwards", originally posted at WitchVox.



A Parallell Worlds/Alternate History novel, published in 2003 by ROC. The book is set in an alternate world where the Europeans never conquered the Americas, and there is a "gate" between our California and the alternate California.


Peshawar Lancers

  • The Peshawar Lancers [sample chapters]
    An Alternate History novel, set in about 2025 AD in a world that was hit by some comet fragments in 1878, depopulating much of the Northern Hemisphere from Russia to North America. Published in 2002 by ROC.
  • Shikari in Galveston [sample]
    A novella set in the same universe as "The Peshawar Lancers", published in the collection "Worlds That Weren't" in 2002 by ROC.

Terminator 2

  1. T2 : Infiltrator [sample chapters]
  2. T2 : Rising Storm [sample chapters]
  3. T2 : The Future War [sample chapters]

Three "Terminator 2" novels published in 2001 - 2003 by HarperCollins.

Island in the Sea of Time

S. M. Stirling has written the wonderful "Island in the Sea of Time" trilogy, where the island of Nantucket and the U.S. Coast Guard training ship "Eagle" are thrown back in time to 1250 BC.

The series published in 1998 - 2000 by ROC consists of:

  1. Island in the Sea of Time [sample chapters]
  2. Against the Tide of Years [sample chapters]
  3. On the Oceans of Eternity [sample chapters]
  • Blood Wolf - A novelette set in the background of the Nantucket Trilogy. In "The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age", Tor May 2004. There is a "promotion card" for "The First Heroes".
island-maps   You can find a a number of maps of the areas of interest in the "Island in the Sea of Time" trilogy.
Extra:  Read S.M. Stirling's "Report of the World Survey Committee".

The General

S.M. Stirling and David Drake have written the "General" or "Raj Whitehall" series. The books have been reissued in hardcover and ebook formats by Baen Books.
  1. The Forge
  2. The Hammer
  3. The Anvil
  4. The Steel
  5. The Sword
  6. The Chosen [publisher's sample]
  7. The Reformer [publisher's sample]
    • Hope Reformed (November 2014) - Book 7 and "The Tyrant" by David Drake and Eric Flint in an omnibus volume [publisher's sample]
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Hope Reborn
Hope Rearmed
Hope Renewed
Hope Reformed

Jerry Pournelle's War World / Condominium

S.M. Stirling has collaborated wih several other authors in the "War World" series, these two novels/anthologies first published 1993-1994 are since 2008 available as Baen Ebooks:

  1. War World: Blood Feuds - with Jerry Pournelle, Judith Tarr, Harry Turtledove, Susan Shwartz [publisher's sample]
  2. War World: Blood Vengeance - with Jerry Pournelle, Judith Tarr, Harry Turtledove, Susan Shwartz [publisher's sample]

In the same universe, an omnibus first published 2002, containing Falkenberg's Legion and Prince of Mercenaries by Jerry Pournelle, and Go Tell the Spartans and Prince of Sparta by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling:

  1. The Prince - by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling [publisher's sample]

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S.M. Stirling has written the "Draka" series:
  1. Marching Through Georgia [sample chapters]
  2. Under the Yoke [sample chapters]
  3. The Stone Dogs [sample chapters]
    • The Domination - The first three books in an omnibus volume, now available as a Dec 2011 Baen Ebooks e-book [publisher's sample]
      Extra: Read the appendices that were included in the first three Draka novels, but not in the omnibus volume.
  4. Drakon - Now available as a May 2012 Baen Ebooks e-book [publisher's sample]
  5. Drakas! - An anthology with Draka stories by various authors [publisher's sample]

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[Clan of the Claw]   [Shadowspawn]   [Riftwar]   [Ice, Iron and Gold]   [The Change]   [Lords of Creation]   [Dies the Fire]
[Conquistador]   [Peshawar Lancers]   [Terminator 2]   [Island in the Sea of Time]   [The General]   [War World]   [Draka]

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