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Is there another Robert Adams out there?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jnojr, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. jnojr

    jnojr Participating Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    Reston, VA
    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?
  2. Preacherman

    Preacherman Elder

    Dec 20, 2002
    Louisiana, USA
    H. Beam Piper books - see here.

    Robert Adams' Stairway To Forever books (including Vol. 1) - see here

  3. rms/pa

    rms/pa Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    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

  4. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 21, 2002
    Waynesboro, Georgia
    Adam's books went off the bookshelves right after his death. I keep waiting for them to come back but so far, nada.
  5. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Senior Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    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.

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