S. M. Stirling is the author of many science fiction and fantasy novels. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives with his wife, Jan.
Praise for Black Chamber As a spy thriller, Black Chamber stacks up with the old classics of Kipling and John Buchan. As sci-fi, it comes off as terribly plausible, with Tom Clancy-like mastery of old weapons, and potential ones...a tension-filled tearaway plot. --Wall Street Journal Prolific fantasist Stirling packs a mighty wallop in this high-spirited alternate WWI history...A highly enjoyable espionage romp. --Publishers Weekly S.M. Stirling is one of the foremost practitioners of alternate history...When you've got someone who knows how to put together a spy story doing the telling, it's tough not to be sucked in. --The Maine Edge Stirling crams his story with so much historical detail that it threatens to burst, but alleviates this with plenty of suspense and action to keep readers turning the pages. --The Financial Times A rattingly good spy thriller set in an alternate First World War...A fast paced, hectic adventure. --Locus It's a great feeling being in the hands of an alternate history master. Black Chamber is a wonderfully fun transcontinental spy romp. --Django Wexler, author of The Infernal Battalion A rollicking spy thriller set in a familiar WW1, but with a 'what might have been' America. --Taylor Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of River of Bones A slam-bang spy thriller with an engaging female protagonist. --David Drake, author of Death's Bright Day Nobody carries a bigger stick in the alternate-history game than S. M. Stirling. As always, he comes up with inventive twists that keep your mind racing and the pages turning. Bravo! -- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night Once again one of the best story-tellers in the world takes you on a wonderful ride. Great tale, great characters ...love it. --David Crosby, of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash The nice thing about getting a Steve Stirling book in the mail is that you know for a few hours you can fly on dreams of wonder, travelling to a world so much more than this angry reality. --John Ringo, author of Under a Graveyard Sky =