The Peshawar Lancers

The Peshawar Lancers

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hits Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the world’s climate forever. And just as Earth’s temperature dropped, so was civilization frozen in time. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back together…

In the twenty-first century, boats still run on steam, messages arrive by telegraph, and the British Empire, with its capital now in Delhi, controls much of the world. The other major world leader is the Czar of All the Russias. Everyone predicts an eventual, deadly showdown. But no one can predict the role that one man, Captain Athelstane King, reluctant spy and hero, will play…

Baker & Taylor
On an alternate Earth irrevocably transformed by a violent spray of comets in the 1870s, the planet is controlled by two superpowers--the British Empire and Russia--who appear to be heading for a deadly showdown, unless superspy Captain Alfred King can stop it. Reprint.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : New American Library, c2002
ISBN: 9780451458735
Characteristics: 482 p. ; 18 cm


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Sep 28, 2017

Civilization went into temporary dark ages & survival mode from meteor strike. Technology went sideways because Germany wasn't united & became advanced rival to Great Britain.

Jul 05, 2014


This reminded me of some of the young adult SF books of the late 1950's.... and I mean that in a good way.

A lot of fun - plenty of action, and the science is consistent....which is always a pleasure.

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May 03, 2014

TimW thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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