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by Eric Flint

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Eric Flint bibliography.

Eric Flint bibliography.

The Assiti Shards series is a fictional universe invented by Eric Flint. The defining characteristic of the fictional universe is the existence of the "Assiti Shards effect", and the impact that strikes by Assiti Shards have on characters in the stories

The Assiti were a sophisticated and curious alien race that mastered spacetime, which they used in making "art". However, their amusement and practice in their "artwork" was dangerous.

The Assiti were a sophisticated and curious alien race that mastered spacetime, which they used in making "art". For example, a minor mistake by the Assiti caused the transportation of the West Virginian town of Grantville and its inhabitants to the midst of 17th-century Europe during the Thirty Years' War, creating a whole new universe

A collection of novellas by some of today's most acclaimed science fiction writers-including David Drake, David Weber, Eric Flint, S. M. Stirling, and Mark L. Van Name-chronicles the exploits and adventures of guilds of star-traveling merchants and thei. Crown of Slaves (Honorverse: Wages of Sin, #1).

And Flint is to be congratulated for really showing the Downtimers as smart and able to contribute something effective against the Uptimers from the future.

1633" is book 2 of the "Ring of Fire" series by Eric Flint and David Weber. I can see why David Weber was included

1633" is book 2 of the "Ring of Fire" series by Eric Flint and David Weber. I can see why David Weber was included. not that matchlocks were much better in that regard. The Assiti Shards differs in the way it is built - everything happens at an accelerated pace, maybe to allow real historical characters "to remain alive" long enough to be included in the plot, maybe to eliminate I actually read this book first, as I couldn't find 1632 at the time.

Eric flint series: Assiti shards. 1812: The Rivers of War. Eric Flint. Eric Flint's acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was a national bestseller from one of the most talked-about voices in his field. AMERICAN FREEDOM AND JUSTICE VS. SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TYRANNY The new Confederated Principalities of Europe-an alliance between Gustavus,king of Sweden, and the West Virginia town, led by Mike Stearns, which was hurled back through time to the thirty years war - has big problems.

About Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire series: Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.

Authors: Eric Flint, Andrew Dennis, Virginia DeMarce, Gorg Huff, Charles E. Gannon. Related Series: Jao, Heirs of Alexandria, 1632 Universe/Ring of Fire, Silver John, Chicks in Chainmail. The Assiti Shards book series by multiple authors includes books 1632, 1633, 1634: The Galileo Affair, and several more. David Weber, Eric Flint. 1634: The Galileo Affair. Eric Flint, Andrew Dennis.

Ring of Fire II (The Assiti Shards) (v. 2) By Eric Flint.

Hurtled back in time into the Thirty Years War by an unknown force, Mike Stearns and his fellow West Virginia coal miners join forces with the king of Sweden to form the Confederated Principalities of Europe and take on the scheming Cardinal Richelieu as they struggle to rescue Mike's wife from war-torn Amsterdam and his sister from the Tower of London.

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I tend to write long reviews, but since much has already been said, here is my own little addition...

I find the history interesting and well construed. The what if this then this is great. The people real and three dimensional. I enjoyed the different perspectives & development of existing characters. Not everyone seems to be thrilled with Mike Stearns here without being in outright opposition to him.

NICE plot, puts meat into it, things do not just occur, the why & how is given. Character also grow, & story flows. A most enjoyable read.

Once you read 1633 I would recommend reading he Grantville Gazettes I, 2 & 3 beforee going on to "1634 The Baltic War" as there is some background information in them. If you like the historical aspects of this series I think you will enjoy the "Gazettes" as they also have articles on the reality of the 1632 universe.

Below is a reading order list taken from Eric Flint's website to help you navigate this universe.
Ring of Fire
1634: The Baltic War

(Somewhere along the way, after you’ve finished 1632, read the stories and articles in the first three paper edition volumes of the Gazette.)

1634: The Ram Rebellion
1634: The Galileo Affair
1634: The Bavarian Crisis
1635: A Parcel of Rogues

(Somewhere along the way, read the stories and articles in the fourth paper edition volume of the Gazette.)

Ring of Fire II
1635: The Cannon Law
1635: The Dreeson Incident
1635: The Tangled Web (by Virginia DeMarce)

(Somewhere along the way, read the stories in Gazette V.)

1635: The Papal Stakes
1635: The Eastern Front
1636: The Saxon Uprising
Ring of Fire III
1636: The Kremlin Games

(Somewhere along the way, read the stories in Gazette VI.)

1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies
1636: The Cardinal Virtues
1635: Music and Murder (by David Carrico—this is an e-book edition only)
1636: The Devil’s Opera
1636: Seas of Fortune (by Iver Cooper)
1636: The Barbie Consortium (by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett—this is an e-book edition only)
1636: The Viennese Waltz

(Somewhere along the way, read the stories in Gazette VII.)

Ring of Fire IV (forthcoming May, 2016)
1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz (forthcoming August, 2016)
1636: The Ottoman Onslaught (forthcoming January, 2017)
There are very few series I like. The reason being that the author often loses his or her way. There have been some that are wizard and worth re-reading and re-reading. Anything by Andre Norton, Robert Jordan's magnificent series, Birmingham's "Weapons of Choice" series and now this. I am a Historian and the one thing that always fascinates me about alternate histories is the impact of different cultures or technologies on the societies being written about.

Flint's 1632 series is magnificent. I have read four of the books, so far, in order and I must say that, as a Historian, I find them to be about as interesting as a "real" history book. That may sound like damning with "faint praise" but it isn't.

History is alive, it is only made turgid and boring by Historians who cannot write. They publish but the fail to give depth and life to what was a very lively time.

No where is this more obvious than with the 30 Years War. And I think I know why Flint chose this time. It was a time of change. It doesn't seem so, if you read current histories, but it was. It was and is the perfect moment for Flint and his co-authors to "sweep" in and throw a wrench into the gear of time. So to speak.

I have had to read a lot of books on this period in time and Flint has nailed the ability to convey the mishmash of politics in such a way as to not only make it understandable but fascinating.

Kudos, because the entire series, so far, is not about a duck out of water, but creating new ponds and new ducks, to bring the millennia prior to the time.
Here's a long story installment about a modern small town Grantville, WV transported to vintage 1632 Thuringia by aliens. The series is virtually impossible to describe without sounding like a goof. I know, I've tried. Don't even try this until you read 1632 and 1633.

1632, 1633, and 1634 are pure entertainment.
Loved the first book. This one, while still very enjoyable, didn't quite hit it out of the park. Don't get me wrong, I have not regretted buying it and would do so again. It is very fun to see some the people you got to know, like, and even love once more. When I get a few more coins in my piggy bank I'll be buying book 3, you can bet on it. The history is in depth without bogging anything down, and the action scenes are imaginative (loved the last naval battle).

Only 1 small complaint. The story has sprawled over nearly all of Europe by now, with several main and secondary characters in or traveling to more than half a dozen cities in as many nations. Some of the second tier folks sometimes seem to get lost in the crowd. A couple of times i caught myself asking "OK, is this one of Jeff's friends, or one of the town's good ol' boys/rednecks? Did this guy used to be the mine manager, or is he someone else?" This was the only thing that kept it from getting 5 stars.

But that's a small quibble. The story is covering a lot of ground, and this is a fun alt/history, not high art. If you liked the first one, don't hesitate to pick this up.
I thoroughly enjoyed 1632 and was looking forward to seeing the story move forward. The sequel, 1633 had a few passages that I enjoyed. Generally speaking, I enjoyed the sections where the "up-timers"; people from our present-day universe, were working on their manufacturing processes and engaging in conversations or conflicts with people from the past. There were, sadly, FAR too many passages that read like a history text book. Yes, it's all well and good to provide context and historical backgrounds for some of the major players and socio-political situations, but when these sections go on for page after page they become quite tiresome.
1633 (Assiti Shards) download epub
Science Fiction
Author: Eric Flint
ISBN: 0743435427
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Baen; First Edition edition (August 1, 2002)
Pages: 608 pages