Is there another Robert Adams out there?


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jnojr
August 20, 2005, 11:37 PM
I absolutely love The Horseclans, Castaways in Time, and Stairway to Forever. I have them all, except the first Stairway to Forever book... it disappeared and, of course, is irreplacable :fire:

H. Beam Piper comes to mind, but his Lord kalvan books are even harder to find. Are there any contemporary authors who measure up to this genre?

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Preacherman
August 21, 2005, 12:17 AM
H. Beam Piper books - see here (http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=H.+Beam+Piper&y=8&x=28).

Robert Adams' Stairway To Forever books (including Vol. 1) - see here (http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=Robert+Adams&y=12&tn=Stairway+To+Forever&x=60)

:D

rms/pa
August 21, 2005, 07:01 AM
unfortunately)or fortunately depends on wether you met him or not) bob adams is passed on.

nothing out there exactlylike him.
but you might try misty lackey's valdemar books.
hawks,horses,NOT horses,swords ,magic,esp powers, gods and a returning apocolypse.

or david weber's swords books. dwarves,elves,gods, demons ,orks, wizards. quite a bit of humor in a ironic vein.

good luck in finding something you like.

on a gun related note. the heroine in weber's harrington series (space opera) uses an antique reproduction .45 semi auto as a hideout gun ,since a chem powered weapon had no energy signature to be detected.

all of these and more can be sampled at the BAEN website. WWW.Baen.com

rms/pa

Byron Quick
August 21, 2005, 08:00 AM
Adam's books went off the bookshelves right after his death. I keep waiting for them to come back but so far, nada.

Jim Watson
August 21, 2005, 09:37 AM
While entirely different in style - thank goodness, no flashbacks within flashbacks about flashbacks about Billi - I think 'Islands in the Sea of Time' and sequelae by S.M. Stirling and '1632' (...'1633', '1634' and more to come) by Eric Flint are about the best application of the 'Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' plot yet done. If you liked 'Castaways in Time' give them a try. They have gun stuff, too.

John F. Carr is still turning out Hostigos novels.
He has done a rework of his and Roland Green's 'Great King's War' to go along with his trilogy 'Kalvan Kingmaker', 'Siege of Tarr-Hostigos', and (in progress) 'Gunpowder God.' Unfortunately, he says H. Beam Piper's literary estate is such a mess that it is unlikely he would be able to put out a new edition of 'Lord Kalvan.'

'Great King's War' is very close to Piper's style. The later, all-Carr books diverge a little stylistically, with a lot of Home Time Line politics and drama but are still good reading. Not cheap since the only source is in hardcover from a teeny little publisher, Pequod Press.
http://www.hostigos.com/

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