Eric Flint, Author . Baen $25 (559p) ISBN 978-1-4165-9142-9

Bestseller Flint (1635: The Dreeson Incident ), best known for his alternate history novels, assembles a highly enjoyable collection of tales based on his longer-form work and that of his fellow writers and collaborators. Fans of Flint's 1632 series will enjoy a connected series of tales describing a nurse, her portraits by various masters and a most peculiar siege. “Carthago Delenda Est” recapitulates unionizing as a legion of Roman soldiers, forced into slavery on low-tech planets, use their discipline and guile to organize, agitate and overcome their alien abductors. Particularly powerful and moving are “Islands,” in which a Roman patrician blinded in battle earns himself a place in history and transforms his marriage, and “From the Highlands,” set in the world of David Weber's Honor Harrington stories, which neatly inverts preconceptions about heroes and villains. (Mar.)

Reviewed on: 01/12/2009
Release date: 02/01/2009
Mass Market Paperbound - 800 pages - 978-1-4516-3751-9
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