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S. M. Stirling

Author of Dies the Fire

140+ Works 29,595 Members 571 Reviews 71 Favorited

About the Author

Stephen Michael Stirling is a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. His Birthday is September 30, 1953. He has lived in several countries and currently resides in the United States in New Mexico with his wife. He is probably best known for his Draka series of novels and show more his more recent time travel/alternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse series. In 2014 his title The Golden Princess made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by S. M. Stirling

Dies the Fire (2004) 2,487 copies
Island in the Sea of Time (1998) 1,654 copies
The City Who Fought (1993) 1,570 copies
The Protector's War (2005) 1,556 copies
A Meeting at Corvallis (2006) 1,302 copies
Against the Tide of Years (1999) 1,145 copies
Jimmy the Hand (2003) 1,111 copies
On the Oceans of Eternity (2000) 1,068 copies
The Sunrise Lands (2007) 1,026 copies
Conquistador (2003) 889 copies
The Peshawar Lancers (2002) 814 copies
The Scourge of God (2008) 768 copies
The Ship Avenged (1997) 727 copies
The Sky People (2006) 696 copies
The Sword of the Lady (2009) 686 copies
The High King of Montival (2010) 621 copies
Man-Kzin Wars IV (1991) — Contributor — 550 copies
The Tears of the Sun (2011) 398 copies
Drakon (1996) 390 copies
Go Tell the Spartans (1991) — Author — 385 copies
The Forge (1991) 384 copies
Prince of Sparta (1993) — Author — 335 copies
Lord of Mountains (2012) 328 copies
The Chosen (1996) 307 copies
The Reformer (1999) 306 copies
Worlds That Weren't (2002) — Contributor — 305 copies
Marching Through Georgia (1988) 288 copies
Betrayals (1996) — Author — 266 copies
The Given Sacrifice (2013) 266 copies
The Stone Dogs (1990) 258 copies
The Anvil (1993) 253 copies
The Cage (1989) 233 copies
The Sword (1995) — Author — 230 copies
A Taint in the Blood (2010) 228 copies
The Rising (1996) — Author — 226 copies
Infiltrator (T2) (2001) 225 copies
The Steel (1993) 223 copies
Snow Brother (1985) 219 copies
Under the Yoke (1989) 210 copies
Saber and Shadow (1992) 202 copies
The Golden Princess (2014) 194 copies
Ice, Iron and Gold (2007) 172 copies
Drakas! (2000) — Editor — 172 copies
The Prince (2002) — Author — 171 copies
The Domination (1999) 171 copies
The Privateer (1999) — Author — 167 copies
The City and the Ship (2004) — Author — 166 copies
T2: Rising Storm (2002) 162 copies
The Desert and the Blade (2015) 156 copies
The Rose Sea (1994) 155 copies
Conqueror (2003) 153 copies
The Children's Hour (1991) — Author — 152 copies
T2: The Future War (2003) 144 copies
Warlord (2003) 144 copies
The Independent Command (2000) — Author — 139 copies
Blood Feuds (1993) 138 copies
Shadow's Son (1991) 138 copies
The Houses of the Kzinti (2002) 135 copies
Prince of Outcasts (2016) 127 copies
The Sea Peoples (2017) 107 copies
The Council of Shadows (2011) 105 copies
The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth (2016) — Editor; Contributor — 102 copies
The Sky-Blue Wolves (2018) 90 copies
The Sharpest Edge (1986) 53 copies
Blood of the Serpent (2022) 39 copies
Power (1991) 37 copies
Hope Rearmed (The General) (2014) 21 copies
Hope Renewed (The General) (2014) — Author — 18 copies
The Man Who Would Be Kzin (1991) 3 copies
Armor Propre — Author — 2 copies
PiÄ…ta kolumna (2001) 2 copies
Blood Wolf 2 copies
The Sixth Sun 2 copies
First to Fight 2 copies
Lost Legion 1 copy
The Big Lie 1 copy
The Park 1 copy
A Walk In 1 copy
Compadres 1 copy
In the Hall of the Mountain King — Author — 1 copy
Ancient Ways 1 copy
The General 1 copy

Associated Works

Dangerous Women (2013) — Contributor — 1,135 copies
More Than Honor (1998) — Author — 1,125 copies
Man-Kzin Wars II (1989) — Contributor — 800 copies
Man-Kzin Wars III (1990) — Contributor — 667 copies
Warriors (2010) — Contributor — 649 copies
Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005) — Contributor — 629 copies
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Contributor — 505 copies
Did You Say Chicks?! (1998) — Contributor — 486 copies
Man-Kzin Wars V (1992) — Contributor — 474 copies
In Celebration of Lammas Night (1996) — Contributor — 445 copies
Honor of the Regiment (1993) — Contributor, some editions — 298 copies
Alternate Generals (1998) — Contributor — 269 copies
Foreign Legions (2001) — Contributor, some editions — 256 copies
The Burning Eye (1988) — Contributor — 227 copies
Cats in Space...and Other Places (1992) — Contributor — 218 copies
Old Mars (2015) — Contributor — 199 copies
The Best of All Possible Wars (1998) — Author — 169 copies
Witch Way to the Mall (2009) — Contributor — 151 copies
Live Without a Net (2003) — Contributor — 143 copies
Alternate Generals II (2002) — Contributor — 136 copies
Sauron Dominium (1991) — Contributor, some editions — 132 copies
Battlestations (2011) — Contributor — 128 copies
Space, Inc. (2003) — Contributor — 117 copies
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contributor — 108 copies
Sideways In Crime (2008) — Contributor — 100 copies
Tapestries: An Anthology (Magic : the Gathering) (1995) — Contributor — 95 copies
Dangerous Women 2 (2014) — Contributor — 95 copies
Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories (1939) — Contributor, some editions — 86 copies
The Best of the Bolos : Their Finest Hour (2010) — Contributor — 82 copies
The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age (2004) — Contributor — 81 copies
Dragon's Eye (1994) — Contributor — 80 copies
The Enchanter Completed (2005) — Contributor — 75 copies
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (2015) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Day the Magic Stopped (1995) — Contributor — 69 copies
The Giant Book of Fantasy and the Supernatural (1994) — Contributor — 65 copies
New Destinies, Volume 8, Fall 1989 (1989) — Contributor — 61 copies
Better Off Undead (2008) — Contributor — 60 copies
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Contributor — 57 copies
The Fantastic Civil War (1991) — Introduction — 45 copies
The Fantastic World War II: The War That Wasn't (1990) — Introduction — 44 copies
Onward, Drake! (2015) — Contributor — 40 copies
By Tooth and Claw (2015) — Contributor, some editions — 38 copies
Urban Nightmares (1997) — Contributor — 33 copies
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 39 (2023) — Contributor — 21 copies
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 40 (2024) — Contributor — 13 copies

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S. M. Stirling in FantasyFans (January 2014)

Reviews

One of my favorite books. I reread it every couple of years.
 
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beskamiltar | 3 other reviews | Apr 10, 2024 |
First e-book I've read beginning to end - reminding me why I buy real books. The stories themselves were very uneven, some were great, some were bad, some were really bad. But all in all an interesting excursion into the Emberverse of S.M. Stirling, and a worthy read. I only have a couple of other e-books that aren't available printed and I've not read, and I'll probably read them at some point. But I'll stick to paper - easier to follow, mark, pick up and put down.
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dhaxton | 9 other reviews | Mar 11, 2024 |
I really wanted to like this series. I'm a big fan of his Emberverse books; unfortunately these just don't quite match up. It's still an entertaining read, but I think it's missing something. Like a previous reviewer said, the bad guys are too bad and the good guys are too good.
 
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Jane Lindskold Contributor
John Barnes Contributor
Gary Ruddell Cover artist
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Lee Allred Contributor
Markus Baur Contributor
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Roland J. Green Contributor
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John Birmingham Contributor
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Diana L. Paxson Contributor
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Todd McLaren Narrator
Stephen Hickman Cover artist
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Works
140
Also by
47
Members
29,595
Popularity
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Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
571
ISBNs
450
Languages
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Favorited
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