Not looking for a “free” download. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. This article includes a list of references , related reading or external links , but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Meanwhile, Verkan Vall, a top agent of the Paratime Police, tracks Kalvan down and infiltrates his army. Calvin Morrison a Penn State trooper from the late nineteen fifties is accidentally transported to an alternate reality where North America is a feudal system of warring princes. Lovely old alternate universe book. A model for alternate history stories Nyklos is ruled by Prince Armanes and a truly voluntarily princedom of the new kingdom of Hos-Hostigos.
In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia , disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series. In a mere few week, Morrison was being hailed as Lord Kalvin. Preview — Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. They can use Kalvan to do an experiment testing the Great man theory — can a single, extraordinary individual change the course of history? But I am willing to let it fall on the three star side of that border, while admitting it could have tipped the other way if my mood had been a little different. Only 3 left in stock – order soon. I guess I’ll have to re-record it for Golden Hours, and this time keep a copy.
But the story largely ends up being all about military encounters rather than characters — and I do not find the world bu Kalva.
Usually ships within 3 to 4 days. Styphon’s House is the temple of the god Styphonoriginally a minor healer god, but who rose to prominence when his priests gained a monopoly control on the manufacture of gunpowder, and began to actively intervene in politics and finance. Sep 07, Peter Brander rated it it was ok.
Return to Book Page. But then he meets people and re A classic of alternate worlds. One of the best Sci-Fi stories ever! Nov 29, Thomas Harlan rated it really liked it.
Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. Beam Piper
But I still don’t care, if the story can sweep my considerable segies and physical avoirdupois off my aching, elderly feet. Then, to undermine the primary enemy Styphon’s priesthoodhe sees to it that the knowledge of gunpowder manufacturing is spread far and wide. The Kalvan series is a series of science fiction novels started by H. This leads to a bloody civil war in Nostor, followed by Lorf assassination.
In the middle of a meal, they are attacked by a large raiding party armed with flintlock pistolswhich he helps fight off with his police-issue. After the extremely bloody Battle of Fyk and the capture of Sarrask, Sask becomes an important lrd in Kalvan’s war against Styphon’s House.
I had long lore read L Sprague de Camp, Lest Darkness Falls, the story where a man of our times and Calvin Morrison is a Pennsylvania State Trooper from lor 50’s or 60’s returns to another time where the use of the technology from now can change that past they have entered.
In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narniadisagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series. Add to Wish List. It’s a big chunk of helping the beleaguered fight against the evil tyrants with a great dollop of humor. Paratime Police 1 – 10 of 12 books.
Lord Kalvan Series
May 25, Jamie Barrows rated it liked it Shelves: Vall takes a liking to the resourceful Kalvan and realizes that his brother policeman has fabricated a background for himself, one that motivates him to conceal the Paratime secret. I wasn’t as serirs with all the military strategy but it fit the book.
If you want to try the latter, Stirling has explored that space pretty well. I was well into reading Piper before discovering this, but wow, what kalvzn incredible adventure this started for me.
A classic of alternate worlds. The police officer, Calvin Morrisonis picked up by a “cross-time flying saucer” really a Paratime conveyor and dropped off in an alternate Pennsylvania where ” Aryans ” speakers of Indo-European languages migrated east across Asia and the Pacific Ocean seres arrived in North America.
Retrieved from ” https: They use it to exploit natural resources from these alternate realities. They are considered barbarians by the Zarthani, who virtually exterminated the Eastern Ruthani when they arrived in the area to become the Great Kingdoms.
Kalvwn that would propably have made kalvaan the villain, but this is an old book. Mar 11, thecryptile rated it really liked it Shelves: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I’d have done it all from Calvin Morrison’s point of view, but that’s just my opinion.
But the Time Police made mistakes, and they made a big one when a seemingly ordinary Pennsylvania State Trooper named Calvin Morrison was accidentally switched into The Paratime Police patrolled the vast number of alternate time dimensions. A bit too much “framing” with the Paratime police sections. It seems that time travel, forward and back ward, is impossible, however lateral t This book is pretty cool, i like this type of sci fi.
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And so is born the Kalvan Subsector, a set of adjacent time-streams that define a new direction in history. I wish I had read Stirling sooner, I otherwyen have found some answers I was looking for.
In just a few weeks, Morrison was being hailed as Lord Kalvan, and was masterminding a campaign jalvan could blow the whole Paratime secret sky high!
People were rather strange back then. At the time of Kalvan’s arrival, Nostor was ruled by the cruel Prince Gormoth and was to be the main arm of the Styphon’s House attack on Hostigos. But where in the world was he? I was saddened to learn that Piper took his life shortly after he wrote this book. Sereis for telling us about the problem. Pennsylvania State Police officer Calvin Morrison finds himself in a kalcan where his large store of military knowledge including, most importantly, how to make gunpowder transfor A long time favorite of mine I think I would give it five stars if I could parse some of the battle scenes.
The Ruthani are the real world Native Americans. I feel the same way today. We see it in the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, so we have Twain laying out a format for this years seres Piper and those others I have cited. Fortunately for them, Calvin — now going by Kalvan — knows how to make it because it’s gunpowder. Ulthor is a voluntary princedom of Hos-Hostigos and is located in the north-western corner of Hos-Hostigos and contains the only port in the kingdom real world Erie.