Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Classic L. Spdrague de Camp
Years in the making : the time-travel stories of L.Sprague De Camp
By L. Sprague de Camp.
Years in the Making collects L Sprague deCamp’s best time travel and alternate history stories. The collection includes three stories that are considered classics in the genre.
In Lest Darkness Fall, Martin Padway a young archeologist accidentally goes back to ancient Rome just before the barbarians were to finally extinguish civilization in the West.
The Wheels of If tells of a man who finds himself in an alternate world where Irish explorers discovered America.
Aristotle and the Gun is the memoir of a man who went back to ancient Greece to start a scientific revolution by teaching Aristotle about modern science.
De Camp’s stories rank up there with the other giants of his time Asimov, Heinlein and Clarke.