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ALL NEW STORIES OF THE EMBERVERSEby S.M Stirling, Harry Turtledove, Walter Jon Williams, John Birmingham, John Barnes, Jane Lindskold, and S M Stirling s New York Times bestselling Novels of the Change have depicted a postapocalyptic wasteland in which all modern technology has been left in ashes, forcing humankind to rebuild an unknowable new world in the wake oALL NEW STORIES OF THE EMBERVERSEby S.M Stirling, Harry Turtledove, Walter Jon Williams, John Birmingham, John Barnes, Jane Lindskold, and S M Stirling s New York Times bestselling Novels of the Change have depicted a postapocalyptic wasteland in which all modern technology has been left in ashes, forcing humankind to rebuild an unknowable new world in the wake of unimaginable and deliberate chaos.Now, in this new anthology, S M Stirling invites the most fertile minds in science fiction to join him in expanding his rich Emberverse canvas Here are inventive new perspectives on the cultures, the survivors, and the battles arising across the years and across the globe following the Change.In his all new story Hot Night at the Hopping Toad, Stirling returns to his own continuing saga of the High Kingdom of Montival In the accompanying stories are fortune seekers, voyagers, and dangers from the ruins of Sydney to the Republic of Fargo and Northern Alberta to Venetian and Greek galleys clashing in the Mediterranean.These new adventures revisit beloved people and places from Stirling s fantastic universe, introduce us to new ones, and deliver endlessly fascinating challenges to conquer.Contributors to The Change Tales of Downfall and Rebirth includeIntroduction The Change as Setting and Secondary World by S M StirlingHot Night at the Hopping Toad by S M StirlingRate of Exchange by A M DellamonicaTight Spot by Kier SalmonAgainst the Wind by Lauren C TeffeauThe Demons of Witmer Hall by M T ReitenBernie, Lord of the Apes by John Jos MillerThe Seeker A Poison in the Blood by Victor Mil nGrandpa s Gift by Terry D EnglandFortune and Glory by John BirminghamThe Venetian Dialectic by Walter Jon WilliamsThe Soul Remembers Uncouth Noises by John BarnesTopanga and the Chatsworth Lancers by Harry TurtledoveThe Hermit and the Jackalopes by Jane LindskoldThe New Normal by Jody Lynn NyeA Missed Connection by Emily Mah TippettsDeor by Diana Paxson


  • Title: The Change
  • Author: S.M. Stirling
  • ISBN: 9780451467560
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover

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 The Change

  • Kathy Davie

    An anthology of sixteen short stories in the Emberverse apocalyptic science fiction series and revolving around a world that fell apart technologically. If you're interested, there is a chronological listing of the Emberverse books on my website.Do read the Introduction if the concept of world building appeals to you. Stirling has written about what inspired him to create his Emberverse and how to make it real. I love that bit he writes of making that world feel "big". There's also a thought-pro [...]


  • Kevin

    The latest in S.M. Stirling's long running and highly entertaining Emberverse series is "The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth". Like just about every other short story collection I've read, "The Change" contains some good stories, some okay stories and a couple great stories. The introduction by Stirling was a very interesting perspective into the author's thought process in developing the setting of his series. I thought "Bernie, Lord of the Apes", "The Seeker: A Poison in the Blood", "The [...]


  • Peter Aronson

    A pretty strong collection, with only a few weaker entries. The only thing I could have asked for is less stories set at the time of The Change (yes, it's in the title, but) and more set in the fascinating cultures that rose afterwards. I found these stories: Against the Wind; Rate of Exchange; Demons of Witmer Hall; Bernie, Lord of the Apes; The Seeker: A Poison in the Blood; The Venetian Dialectic; and Deor particularly stuck with me, but I liked (more or less) pretty much everything. (And I a [...]


  • Mitchell

    Inconsistent but that's to be expected. No absolute stinkers though. Unfortunately also no incredibly amazing winners that just step out of the world. Most of the stories have kind a smell to them of the author stepping in to the writing and writing themselves into the world - and that's not including the one in which the author actually did write herself in. Part of what works in the series is that Stirling doesn't nearly as obviously do that. And then there was Bernie, Lord of the Apes. At lea [...]


  • Ivan

    Stirling je trenutno moj omiljeni pisac, ali ova zbirka ipak neće dobiti bogznakako visoku ocenu. Sve priče su napisane veoma pismeno i vidi se da je neki urednik debelo radio na njima - ali velika većina priča je krajnje dosadna. Jedino se izdvajaju:Hot Night at the Hopping Toad by S. M. StirlingRate of Exchange by A. M. DellamonicaThe Venetian Dialectic by Walter Jon WilliamsTopanga and the Chatsworth Lancers by Harry TurtledoveDeor by Diana PaxsonNajbolja je Tartldavova, pa potom priča D [...]


  • David

    Because it is an anthology that is the average score. Some of the stories are better than three and a few are worse and some are threes. S M's story which leads off the book is one which features characters we are familiar with from the Emberverse series. None of the other stories use any familiar characters. My favorite of the others is "Bernie, Lord of the Apes" It has characters I'd like to read more about. The last story, "Deor" also has characters that I'd like to see again.


  • Taylor Ellwood

    This is anthology set in the emberverse universe. I thought the various stories were fascinating to read and I enjoyed each author's take on the emberverse and the various surviving cultures. If you enjoy the change series, you'll love this anthology.


  • Jack

    Decent addition to the seriesThis collection of short stories widens the world of the Change and gives a glimpse into those areas that the author has not made it himself


  • Marc Ruvolo

    Love the Change series, but these stories written by other authors in the Change Universe are just meh for the most part. Still entertaining , but


  • Penny

    Excellent anthology with many different visions of a post-Change world. I really enjoyed this.


  • David Houston

    Interesting. Lots of different perspectives from different authors on things that could happen after the Change.


  • Matt Mitrovich

    Review originally posted here: amazingstoriesmag/2015/07/I am a big fan of SM Stirling’s Emberverse series, so of course I was excited when I learned he was releasing a shared anthology set in his post-apocalyptic/fantasy universe full of magical realism. This isn’t the first such anthology Stirling has released (see Drakas!) or the first time works besides those written by him have been accepted as canon into the Emberverse (see the official fan fiction site), but this is the first time the [...]


  • Tom Kepler

    Alternative history and speculative fiction author S.M. Stirling has published soon-to-be twelve books from his "Emberverse" world where in 1998, the "lights went out" and the laws of nature change, setting the world back to where only Middle Ages technology was functional. Now Stirling has edited and shared a short story along with fifteen other established writers in the anthology The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth.It would be fair to say that the sixteen short stories add just as much [...]


  • jammastere

    Just to be clear the only thing written by Mr. Stirling in this book is the introduction. I have to say that the intro is well worth reading to get a sense of the Emberverse series overall.I will be honest, I didn't recognize any of the authors. I don't usually read much fantasy and so I kind of went in without a "favorite" that I really wanted to read. I more wanted to get glimpses of what may be going on in other parts of the Emberverse world. The stories take place all over the world. From th [...]


  • Joy

    When I checked to see if the new Change novel was out in September, it was not yet but this one was available and I hadn't read it, so I picked it up to tide me over. That was a great decision on my part, and I enjoyed all of the stories in this book. There's a wide variety in this compilation, all written by various authors and covering points from just after the Change through to the "present day" of the Change series, although many of the "present day" ones also included history of that locat [...]


  • Chris Bauer

    I've been reading about the Emberverse since Stirling came out with the first book in the series "Dies the Fire" and have been hopelessly addicted since. Granted there have been 11 novels since that first book and much has Changed (see what I did there?) since then, but the series remains one of my favorites.In the anthology "The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth" it seems as though the author has gathered up his most trusted friends who happen to be amazing storytellers, given them the seri [...]


  • Dan Pepper

    The series of stories set in S.M. Stirling's Emberverse was honestly better than I thought. Stirling's a better world builder than a writer, so it's a good idea to let some others play in his world. A few standouts were Bernie, Lord of the Apes by John Joseph Miller-a fun pastiche of a well-known character, The Hermit and the Jackalopes by Jane Lindskold which stood out as a good central character and a neat setting, The Venetian Dialectic by Walter Jon Williams was a great story ruthless Veneti [...]


  • Luke Turpeinen

    I read the first three Change books (the Dies the Fire trilogy) but I didn't really have much interest in following the story line of later books. There's a quest for a magic sword which ties the series more closely to the Island in the Sea of Time trilogy (which is amazing), but following the Hero's Journey of a white male Chosen One and King of All The Places and Unifier of the Realms, etc etc seemed a little too much in the "contrived fantasy" genre. So, instead I skipped all of that and just [...]


  • Leons1701

    As such collections are, this was a rather mixed bag. No bad stories, though a few seemed overly predictable. Some of the entries seemed to play a bit loose with the post-change die off, contradicting the vision of nearly universal desolation from the books. Of course, we're getting perspectives from outside Montival or the Upper Midwest for pretty much the first time, it shouldn't be surprising that two of the luckiest areas in North America (post-change) might have a slightly jaundiced view of [...]


  • Jaye

    I don't often give a book five stars, but every story in this collection is note-perfect. I've often wondered what other authors might do with the Emberverse, and this book showed me, in spades. The book launches with a story from Mr. Stirling, about Princess Orlaith and her friend Heuradys before the events of 'The Given Sacrifice'. There are some standouts here, from Diana Paxson and Victor Milan. I was particularly surprised by how well a story by John Birmingham works (he ports a trio of cha [...]


  • Bill

    A great addition to the series and hopefully another edition will arrive in the not too distant future. My rating is actually 4.75 stars. My fives are: Hot Night at the Hopping Toad (Stirling), Tight Spot (Salmon), Against the Wind (Teffeau), Bernie, Lord of the Apes (Miller), The Seeker: A Poison in the Blood (Milan), Grandpa's Gift (England), Fortune and Glory (Birmingham), The Venetian Dialectic (Williams), The Soul Remembers Uncouth Noises (Barnes), The Hermit and the Jackalopes (Lindskold), [...]


  • Grant Durfey

    I love when large series do something like this. This anthology provides a great look and people attempting to cope with the change outside of the main series story arc. It provides a lot of interesting, and useful, information as to other parts of the world and how they survivedor in some cases didn't. Each story is written by a different author and as such the writing styles vary wildly from one to the next. Some I enjoyed, some I did not,but I feel that the selection is wide enough there is s [...]


  • Nicole Luiken

    Anthologies always take me a long time to get through The usual up-and-down experience wherein I really like some stories and others not so much. While I enjoyed the widening of the Emberverse and tales of how other communities survived, a number were crippled by the weight of their own backstory. My favourites of the stories were Against the Wind (sailing in Alaska), The Seeker: A Poison in the Blood (a fun Wild West flavour), and The Soul Remembers Uncouth Noises (how special needs kids dealt [...]


  • Michael Brown

    As usual with people not associated with the original series we get some very good authors who are familiar with the concept of alternate history and some who are not. Here we have a good selection of talented storytellers. Some are well versed in the short story concept while others I found a little lacking. It would be nice to see a few of these stories fleshed out into full books where we get an expanded look at other areas / characters after the Change. Others of the stories could have been [...]


  • Ron

    S. M. Stirling lets the likes of Harry Turtledove, John Birmingham, John Barnes, John Joss. Miller, Victor Milan, and others in to play in the Emberverse. If you enjoy the series, you are likely to find at least a few tales here to enjoy. Stirling tossed in a murder mystery, Harry Turtledove enjoyed trashing his neighborhood, Miller imported a stand-in with "Bernie, Lord of the Apes", and Jane Lindskold reminded me how much I like Louis L'Amour's Flint. I am very glad to have read this collectio [...]


  • Kay

    DisappointingI have liked all the preceding books in the series. That said, and recognizing that is not Stirling's own work, this anthology falls almost completely flat. Almost, but not quite. Diana Paxton, John Miller and Jane Lindskold all have noteworthy offerings. A few others were reasonable. A good half were not worth finishing, although I gave them all a try. Rather have Stirling spend his time and name writing his own stuff.


  • William Howe

    This is what should have happened earlierI was disappointed in the last few books in the series. This renews my interest. Short stories that give you a vision of what is happening in the world without trying to drag in the cast of thousands. Most of what happened in the last two books would have better been told through short stories.If you liked the Change series in the beginning, you will enjoy this collection.


  • Darien

    Excellent diverse collection of stories in Stirling's "Change" universe. It was great to read about what happened at different places on the Earth (and U.S.) and get introduced to recurring characters in the newest part of the series. Like my favorite parts of Stirling's books, many of the stories had strong themes of finding meaning in tragedy and connecting with spirits of the land or higher powers. I enjoy the way differing forms of spirituality are given voice in this universe.


  • John Ferringer

    For a large collection, it's really a quick read. Lots of really interesting stories, several of which I would definitely love to see explored in more depth. The potential of the Emberverse really shows through here, some of Stirling's books in the series had gotten tedious and somewhat rote and I hope that now that the CUT thread has been completed he'll go into some new directions with the series.


  • Iver

    I love the Emberverse and this was an interesting chance for other authors to offer their take on happenings, for the most part, outside of Montival. I say for the most part because there are a couple of stories that act as prequels to events in the main novels. But well done in that these stories can be read before or after the main novels without spoiling anything either way.


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