Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dies the Fire ....

Hello Troops,

Imagine if you will the following scenerio ....

Your sitting at a local bar.  Friends and patrons are enjoying a evening of music and spirits.  Suddenly the power goes out.  No biggie right ? Happens all the time in this day and age.  You would think that nothing but a power outage occurred.  Out of no where, a large sound comes from the sky.  Everyone rushes to the windows and watches in awe as a huge passenger plane collides into town.  Nothing but fires and the glow of burning jet fuel are visible.  People rush to assist as fire and police units are no where to be seen.  Phones are out.

The town turns into chaos.  Looting begins as police and rescue personnel are attempting to assist with the plane crash.  Police turn to stop the looting.  Looters and police draw down on each other with just clicks of the pistols.  No discharge ?

What is going on ?

This is how Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling begins.  Its an "end of the world" as we know it and as the characters begin to refer to as "The Change".  No electric items work, no combustion works, as does gun powder.  It basically sets the landscape into a medieval setting.  People are scattering and those with any mind are leaving the cities and forming protection and new lives.  No one knows how or why "The Change" occured but right now survival is key.

This is the first book in the series by S.M. Stirling.  I will definitely be moving on to the next book.

On a gaming note, imagine the sky the limit.  Not only with game play, rules or world setting but with modeling and converting models.  My creative mind drools at the thought.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good scifi/survival book.

Keep on reading, painting and rolling dice .....



  1. I read this book several years ago and it was great. The next several books are captivating and the author moves from the starting characters to the next generation quite well. Also, if you haven't heard the actual recording of "March of Cambreadth" by Heather Alexander, you should check it out. It is the song they play at the last battle in the first book (if I am remembering correctly).

  2. Thanks Shelexie .... I love this book and can't wait to get into the rest of the series.