The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth edited by S.M. Stirling
One day something bad happened. Machines stopped working, cars wouldn’t start, computers wouldn’t switch on, guns wouldn’t fire. Everything we relied on was gone. Governments fell, nations broke apart, an civilization as we knew it was shattered. They called it “The Change”.
A lot of people died…but some survived. These are their stories.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
“From a Child I was fond of Reading, and all the little Money that came into my Hands was ever laid out in Books.”
The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan
Charlie Edwards has a life most people only dream about. He travels the world writing suspense novels about a daring thief named Faulks and, in between novels, performs somewhat daring burglaries of his own. As the saying goes: “write about what you know”.
What follows is a caper worthy of Charlie’s own fictional creation involving a damsel in distress, a botched diamond heist, a host of mysterious and shady characters, and three monkey figurines that hardly worth the effort of stealing in the first place.
Stormbird by Conn Iggulden
A weak-willed king, a secret truce hidden under a marriage pact, powerful men with royal ambitions, a country on the edge of rebellion. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, uneasy are the men and women who surround the king. A storm is brewing and war is coming.
Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne
He used to be nobody. A farm boy from the back-desert of a planet farthest from the bright center of the galaxy. But that was before he found the droid, rescued the princess, blew up the Death Star, and discovered that he is the heir to a lost order of heroes. His name is Luke Skywalker and he is the Heir to the Jedi.
The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall…Or was he pushed?
Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell
On June 18th 1815 three armies descended on an unremarkable valley south of the town of Brussels. On the one side, Napoleon Bonaparte, exiled Emperor of the French anxious to retake the empire he had conquered and lost. Opposing him were Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and Field Marshall Gebhard von Blucher. Already beaten once before, it is here that the allies need to make their stand or all will be lost. Three armies, three great generals, and three battles that would merge into one epic struggle for glory, power, and the fate of Europe and possibly the world!