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By S.M. Stirling | Comments: ( 777 ) | Date: ( Jan 28, 2020 )

Harry Turtledove hailed Island in the Sea of Time as one of the best time travel alternative history stories I ve ever read, and Jane Lindskold called Against the Tide of Years another exciting and explosive tale Now the adventures of the Nantucket islanders lost in the time of the Bronze Age continues with On the Oceans of Eternity Ten years ago, the twentieth centHarry Turtledove hailed Island in the Sea of Time as one of the best time travel alternative history stories I ve ever read, and Jane Lindskold called Against the Tide of Years another exciting and explosive tale Now the adventures of the Nantucket islanders lost in the time of the Bronze Age continues with On the Oceans of Eternity Ten years ago, the twentieth century and the Bronze Age were tossed together by a mysterious Event In the decade since, the Republic of Nantucket has worked hard to create a new future for itself, using the technological know how retained from modern times to explore and improve conditions for the inhabitants of the past.Some of these peoples have become allies Some have turned instead to the renegade Coast Guard officer William Walker And for ten years, the two sides have tested each other, feinting and parrying, to decide who will be the ones to lead this brave new world into the future.Now the official battle lines have been drawn And only one side can emerge the victor


  • Title: On the Oceans of Eternity
  • Author: S.M. Stirling
  • ISBN: 9780451457806
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

S.M. Stirling

Stephen Michael Stirling is a French born Canadian American science fiction and fantasy author Stirling is probably best known for his Draka series of alternate history novels and the recent time travel alternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse series.MINI AUTO BIOGRAPHY personal website source 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.



Comments On the Oceans of Eternity

  • Craig

    OK. So I'm done now. It was painful to finish the series, but hey, I'm adicted to reading.Stirling does not cover himself with glory in this series. There are some interesting characters, and the basic story is quite good, but the pacing is awful, there are stretches of description and inner-monologues that are interminable, and the sheer number of characters Stirling is trying do justice to is unmanageable.Considering this is the guy who wrote The General series, he's ALREADY dealt with the who [...]


  • YouKneeK

    This is the final book in the Nantucket trilogy, a series that begins with the island of Nantucket being thrown back in time from 1988 A.D. to 1250 B.C. I’ve had mixed feelings about the trilogy. It was a fun premise, and there was a lot to like about the story. I particularly enjoyed the encounters with ancient cultures and watching the characters figure out how to survive and accomplish their goals with limited modern materials and resources. On the other hand, there were a lot of battles, t [...]


  • Ozymandias

    The series started off so well! But the author clearly has nothing to say after his initial burst of enthusiasm. Let me ask you: what is it that you enjoy about time travel stories? Or alternate histories for that matter? Is it the detailed description of different cultures and the clash of civilizations that comes from bringing modern values into contact with ancient ones? Is it the change and adaptation necessary to transform modern technology into more primitive (but still superior) tech usin [...]


  • ilaanya

    Oh my, does Stirling love details. Seriously, I'm not going to learn how to captain a ship by reading your book. I know starboard and port. I really don't need to know anything else. I don't even know half the words you are using. Because it couldn't hold my attention, it was hard to get through this book even though the author's other series, Dies the Fire, is one of my favorites.


  • KatHooper

    On the Oceans of Eternity is the final novel in S.M. Stirling’s NANTUCKET series. In the first novel, Island in the Sea of Time, which I really enjoyed, a strange electrical storm caused the entire island of Nantucket to be transported back in time to 1300 B.C. It was entertaining to watch the island’s citizens make this discovery and deal with the resulting personal, cultural, economic and political changes. Then, one of the citizens, William Walker, decided to use his modern knowledge and [...]


  • Joel Judge

    I had very mixed feelings about this book. At first I was really annoyed with the none to subtle rehash of the film Zulu. I cannot for the life of me comprehend what the author was thinking by simply rehashing scenes from a 1964 film. Enjoyed the film but did not enjoy having it plagiarised in print. From then on the book improved marginally. I liked the premise of the series, but thought its execution was flawed. The world building was weak and not enough time was devoted to fleshing out the ma [...]


  • Melissa Yael Winston

    Die, Deus ex machina, die!I was looking forward to the conclusion of the trilogy where I knew the good guys would win.With about 100 pages to go, I got worried. There were too many loose ends to be tied up to my satisfaction. With 20 pages to go, I was ready to throw the book across the room. It just seemed like the author got lazy and the end and threw in a cheap ending to get himself off the hook. Ugh!


  • Thomas

    Whatever it's faults, this series is EPIC and slavish to the minutest detail of war, sailing, and tactics. I will never forget Marian Alston and Swindapa, the fightin'est lesbian couple known to modern literature! I'd even go so far as to say Marian is on of the top ten characters in any Fantasy/SciFi I've ever readI can smell her sweat as I write this!This third book was really good, though the side-stories were a bit much sometimes. (The California side story almost seemed like filler, as it c [...]


  • jammastere

    So I will just start with if you haven't read the first two books you will be totally lost if you try to pick this one up. You HAVE to start with book #1. That is the way the series was written.I loved the series overall. It is a great mix between time travel and alternate history and fantasy all rolled into one series. If you want a summary of the book read the jacket flap:) I will say that if you are the kind of person who wants everything simple or all story threads wrapped up at the end of a [...]


  • Hank

    After the third large-ish book this was kind of like an old friend. The story was thought provoking as I went about my day(s), I kept thinking, "could I make that from scratch if I had to?" Usually my answer was no way. The shear amount of research and knowledge Stirling had to accumulate to write this book is impressive. From metalurgy to sailing to farming to antique weapons. Unfortunately he probably did a bit too much research, I enjoyed a huge amount of the details but there is a tipping po [...]


  • Matt

    This was a pretty good ending to this series. I honestly saw the ending coming quite a long way off so that was a bit of a disappointment, but that is ok. What I liked about this book (and the series) was the melding of historical figures (Odysseus was in this novel) and modern technology. You also really get a feel for what humans have learned (not just tech wise) in the last 3500 years (for those reading this that are asking what I mean I say read the series). My only real criticism of the boo [...]


  • Strona po stronie

    Again, I liked the first book better. It's definitely not because of the number of new characters (I actually find them quite refreshing) and not because of the frequent POV changes (they may be a bit distracting, but one can get used to them). So, no. It's just that both the second book and the third one focus mainly on battles and I prefer the culture clash and other such tidbits (like (view spoiler)[ the scenes with Odysseus and Ian Arnstein(hide spoiler)]). Personal preference.Anyway, it's a [...]


  • CV Rick

    Well I finished the series. I deserve a certificate of completion.Cookie cutter characters - all good and talented or all evil and relentless. Myopic viewpoint in love with modern innovation by rejecting modern sensibilities. Annoying internal speeches. But the plot was fast and engaging. I wonder if Stirling believes that people speak in hackneyed similes? I wonder if he knows that good people can be bad - or bad at things. I wonder if he's met a bad person who does good. Bleh. It's worth 3 sta [...]


  • Fanona

    an opportunity to recreate history falls back to the same-o patriarchal testosterone driven militaristic based societies. sad that options for peace & human unity werent imagined & createdmost impossible to follow the way its organized & marked especially on audio. too much war. i liked the ship sceneseat in parts. good audio reader. frustrated with the way the scenes & timeline are organized


  • Kat Heatherington

    i could cry for the wasted potential of this series. such good ideas. such a strong beginning. such a stupid useless pointless plot. war war war, nothing but war, only war. it degrades the characters. it has no purpose; there's so much *else* he could have done with the time travel. this is probably the worst Stirling book i've ever read.


  • Fred

    I loved this series and I think that I loved the idea of the series even more than the series itself. Like a high school girl I had built it up so much in my own mind that it was hard for the writer to live up to my own image and expectation of what this series should be but somehow, against all odds, he managed.


  • Dan Pepper

    The best part of the final volume of the Nantucket trilogy is that it achieved a surprising, but in hindsight sensible ending to the plot. I'd forgotten about the couple of loose ends it left, which I wonder if Stirling ever intends to go back to, or if he's sticking with the other side of his Emberverse forever.


  • Jennifer

    I really wanted to like this book but after about 200 pages I had to give up. I just couldn't read more than a page at a time.


  • Kes

    He paused for a moment, looking out the door. "Ever think how strange it is, Joseph, that we're giving orders here and on the other side of the world, people we've never heard of are killing each other because of it?"This is a book about an American war in the Middle East. No, not the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, or the Gulf war in the 1990s, or the war in the Afghanistan in the 2000s, or the second Gulf war in the 2000s - this book centers around the time-travelled Americans fighting a war in ~1 [...]


  • Peter

    The alliances built by the modern day island of Nantucket, transplanted into the Bronze Age 10 years earlier, must now stand against multiple enemies who may have poorer technology, but superior numbers and supplies, and with all the modern knowledge that has spread in the years since their arrival. And one of them, of course, is Greece, lead by one from their own time who went rogue and decided to conquer. As the third book in a trilogy, this one is pretty much designed to wrap up the major ong [...]


  • John Dye

    I read this book three times now, and mostly for the 'stranger in a strange land' elements.Here are the bits I admire. He worked very hard on the historical details, trying to get the bits on the Hittites, the Babylonians, and the varying tribes correct as well as adding bits of language. One has to wonder exactly how long that all took. The research must have been MASSIVE.Unlike some of the reviewers, I liked the smaller characters a hell of a lot more interesting that most of the main characte [...]


  • Janice

    Solid end to a good series. Everything worked out as it should. Although the final, ah, denouement of the villain was rather abrupt. In the end though, I saw several good reasons for handling it the way it was. So, no complaints there. But yeah, at the beginning of the series, they more-or-less decide that they can't afford to worry about the impact they're having on the timeline they're familiar with. Again, given the situation, no problem with that decision, but the world they end up with will [...]


  • Baglady

    more interesting than the 2nd in the series, although there were as many battles they weren't repetitious, and there was more culture/societal description. Of course the ultimate ending is predictable, but how it got there was somewhat of a surprise. Written in a way that previews a possible follow-on book, but I'm not sure I'd want to read that. Three is enough


  • Mark Garn

    what a grand adventure! I know I will read these books again. Great characters, ingenious story line, real history as only a story teller can tell. Warfare in ancient times was up close and personal, horrendously brutal, gory, and cruel. I have always felt that a fictional story can give a more accurate account of historical life and events. S. M. Stirling is an outstanding writer.


  • Carlo Bertolini

    Can someone explain what "Do Jesus" means?


  • Lavenia Otts

    Read this series.Great bookThis third book in the series was great. The storyline stays pretty interesting. The battles were also interesting. Read the seies.


  • Jim Swarthwood

    Not as good as the book, but still enjoyable, with a nice little twist at the end.


  • Nicholas Bobbitt

    This is a satisfying conclusion, to me at least. I enjoyed the series thoroughly as a thought experiment of how such a scenario would occur.


  • Tyrone

    I have enjoyed listening to the Island in the Sea of Time series. It is a solid 3 star read which has as many positives as well as negatives. It verges on a 4 star in some respects but there are significant reasons that hold this down to 3 stars.The first novel ‘Island in the Sea of Time’ does a great job of setting up the world, characters and drawing the reader into the story. It is a more discrete story which spends most of its time in a few well drawn locations.The second novel ‘Agains [...]


  • Laurie Flood nuzzolilo

    love the series


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