Iron Winter #2020

Iron Winter By Stephen Baxter Iron Winter It is And darkness is falling Many generations ago the Wall was first built to hold back the sea Northland a country of fertile plains and ancient forests rescued from the ocean has become a t
  • Title: Iron Winter
  • Author: Stephen Baxter
  • ISBN: 9780575089266
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Iron Winter By Stephen Baxter
    Iron Winter By Stephen Baxter It is 1315 And darkness is falling .Many generations ago the Wall was first built to hold back the sea Northland, a country of fertile plains and ancient forests rescued from the ocean, has become a thriving civilisation based on trade, technology and tradition, centred on the ancient home of the first builders, Etxelur The whole of Europe, spanned by the NorthlandeIt is 1315 And darkness is falling .Many generations ago the Wall was first built to hold back the sea Northland, a country of fertile plains and ancient forests rescued from the ocean, has become a thriving civilisation based on trade, technology and tradition, centred on the ancient home of the first builders, Etxelur The whole of Europe, spanned by the Northlanders steam caravan lines, has been changed in ways that could never have been predicted.But nothing can last forever, not even the Wall The weather is changing, growing colder, and in the wake of the long winters come famine, destruction and terror And as whole nations are forced out of their lands and head for warmer climes, it seems that even Northland may not be able to endure.But there is one man, an elderly scholar, who believes he can calculate why the world is cooling, and perhaps even salvage some scraps of the great civilisation of Etxelur As he embarks on his grand quest across the world, as nations struggle for survival and the fires of war burn in the gloom, only one thing is certain.The Ice is coming.Stephen Baxter s epic series of a changed world reaches its chilling conclusion as the medieval world fights for survival in the cold of a winter without end.
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    About “Stephen Baxter

    • Stephen Baxter

      Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge mathematics and Southampton Universities doctorate in aeroengineering research Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold Time His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel of the Year he also won the John W Campbell Award and the Philip K Dick Award for his novel The Time Ships He is currently working on his next novel, a collaboration with Sir Arthur C Clarke Mr Baxter lives in Prestwood, England.

    986 thoughts on “Iron Winter

    • I haven t read a great deal of Alternate History type novels, and when I started this series I didn t realise that it would evolve into this genre What started with one woman trying to save her home from the rising sea in Stone Age Doggerland Northland or Etxelur in the novels the now drowned strip of land bridging England and France the series has taken us on a journey through a very different past This latest novel takes place in 1315 The wall, an epic and now ancient construction keeping the [...]


    • This is the final book in the Northland saga.The glaciers have returned, and the Northlanders world is being gripped by ice Mass migration bring forth war between nations, and plague kills those that the cold does not get.Rina and her children travel from Northland to warmer climes, and she finds there that the status she enjoyed is nothing no, and she works as a simple servant, her sone in the army, and her daughter offering care to the plague victims Pyxaes, an uncle, is one of the sharpest mi [...]


    • Im 3 Teil von Stephen Baxters Nordland Trilogie geht die Welt unter, in seinem 13 Jahrhundert kehrt die Eiszeit zur ck und es beginnt das gro e SterbenNordland ist seit Jahrtausende die zivilisierte Welt, deren Handelsrouten bis nach S damerika, Afrika und China reicht Der nordl ndische Wissenschaftler Pyxeas macht sich auf die Reise nach Kathei China ziemlich genau die Route, die Marco Polo in unserer Realit t unternahm , um dem Geheimnis der kommenden Eiszeit auf die Spur zu kommen.Parallel tr [...]


    • Like the previous books in the series I found that the background the underlying history, culture, and climate was far interesting than the story itself Frankly, the majority of what is going on in these books is a bit over fantastical This book was no different in that respect, where everyone just immediately perished except for two rival million strong masses that threw themselves a one another dramatically If you look past that and focus on the climate, the attention given to languages, the [...]




    • After the slow pace and major editing mistakes that made up the 2nd book in this series, I was slightly worried about picking up this installment However, I was pleasantly surprised because this book drastically picked up the pace and brought back all the things that I loved about the 1st volume and missed in the 2nd one This series is about a civilization living in a land called Northland who at the end of the last Ice Age realize that sea levels are rising and that their homeland is at risk of [...]


    • You know that feeling you get, anticipating Christmas morning, expecting a certain gift, pretty much sure that you re gonna get what you ask for, only to be severely disappointed when you finally get to unwrap that present and discover it isn t what you asked for Well, Iron Winter is kind of like that.I ve been an on again off again fan of Baxter for years I flew through Moonseed and Titan when I was still in high school I couldn t get enough of the Flood and Ark series and wish Baxter would wri [...]


    • I had read Bronze Summer and thought that this book could not get much depressing Well, it s a close call I was interested to see how the alternative history caused by saving Doggerland from the rising sea at the end of the last Ice Age would play out in the final book This is a long enough book that I was reading it over several evenings, and finally I just decided to finish it one afternoon so I would not keep on being depressed while going to bed Bronze Summer gave us a Bronze Age with early [...]


    • Many generations ago the Wall was first built to hold back the sea Northland, a country of fertile plains and ancient forests rescued from the ocean, has become a thriving civilisation based on trade, technology and tradition, centred on the ancient home of the first builders, Etxelur The whole of Europe, spanned by the Northlanders steam caravan lines, has been changed in ways that could never have been predicted But nothing can last forever, not even the Wall The weather is changing, growing c [...]


    • The third installment in the Stephen Baxter s Northland series sees us in the year 1300 AD of our parallel Earth The ice continues to advance, bringing impending doom to the Northland and the rest of civilization.Iron Winter tells the story of the oncoming of an ice age and how it might be dealt with by surviving societies of the time Included in this book are tales of discovery, war, disaster and hope.Unfortunately Iron Winter wasn t as interesting to me as the first two books in the series, se [...]


    • The concluding volume of the Northland trilogy is a triumph of the meticulous, character driven, detail rich world building that Stephen Baxter has perfected in his future history sequences Despite the grim subject matter the advent of a new Ice Age that destroys a nascent civilisation this is a joyous, albeit violent although not nearly as dystopian as the thoroughly distasteful Bronze Summer tale of human triumph and ingenuity in the face of immense adversity the ending is paradoxically uplift [...]


    • I found that the scale and pace of the climate change is at odds with the smaller stories of the individuals and even larger communities Something that occurs over long time spans and huge spaces is measured against smaller lives and dramas and as a result the narrative feels mismatched as it jumps from huge to tiny and back again Throwing in technology like steam engines and gun poweder also feels like a nod to steam punk rather than a realistic alternative history I did read it through to the [...]


    • Finally finished this book This the third of the series Even though this book is part of a trilogy, I had a hard time getting into it and getting through it The characters and landscape had little to do with the previous two books and went another direction It was a slow trek through uneventful battles and conflicts, endless journeys and tribulations without character evolution Culmination of specific events seemed to have been abbreviated and resolved off set The reader jumps from a supposedly [...]


    • This novel kept me interested It follows several character sets in various parts of a world that is about to suffer the next Ice Age It focuses primarily on Northland, a country that does not support farming The plot inevitably leads through longer and longer winters with very few aware of the big picture It did seem a bit repetitive in the middle Some of the characters portrayed were a bit on the cliche side In general, it is an interesting take on an alternative history.


    • This trilogy was not what I expected, and I am usually not a big fan of alternate history I was very impressed by the theories behind the whole thing It was very imaginative, the Wall and Northland In each book the characters were well developed There was no big climax to the trilogy, and I didn t expect one It was well done and left me thinking it was almost believable Altogether, worth reading all three books.


    • Baxter s final work in this allohistorical trilogy combines his usual strengths human adaptation as a quality imbued by natural selection and a warning that we remain in an interglacial period The climate apocalypse visited upon the early modern society described provides the kernel for how societies can retain knowledge even in deep time We must be motivated by wider horizons of survival and renewal.


    • I LOVED this trilogy It has its faults though, the major one being that the books are so epic in scope that it s hard to connect to the characters he chooses to focus on I know the Northland part of that world is overbut I d love to see books set here what happens in the Land of the Jaguar after all those nestspills arrive


    • Not as good as the first in the series, but an interesting development in this alternate history I did feel like the last quarter of the book was super rushed, and he was just trying to wrap everything up quickly.


    • Stephen Baxter rivals George R.R Martin as a cynical bastard who kills everyone horribly in an accurate reflection of how humans are Though this third installment of the Northland trilogy dragged than the previous two.


    • The last of the North land TrilogyStone Spring, Bronze Summer, Iron Winter Very detailed and well designed thought provoking version of alternate history Approach with some reservation as Baxter does not do happily ever after.


    • I liked this book of the trilogy most, perhaps because it was a bit less naturalistic in style I also liked the end solution Actually we have discussed this book with my wife a few times as some interesting topics we both interested in are covered.


    • Reading this in the grip of unseasonal snowy weather at the end of March, it seemed a little too prophetic It brought the trilogy to a satisfying close and I enjoyed both the characters and the element of alternative history.


    • Sort of medieval, alternate reality, pre apocalyptic disaster fantasy epic novel kind of thing Whatever, it s a great read though could have been 100 pages shorter which is why it gets 4 stars and not 5 Baxter is the master of this kind of thing, check out his book Flood, great stuff.


    • Epic history of a civilization confronting impending ice age The historical research setting is wonderful, the characters are a little thin, the story is pretty depressing OTOH, you really don t care as much when the author kills them off.


    • I liked the alternate history angle I didn t like some of the writer s choices in the alt history timeline which seem unrealistic I liked the climate change theme and analogy I didn t like the overall darkness and eventuality it gave to the whole book.



    • So glad to have finished series, to say I found it tough would be an understatement I am in no great rush to look for anything else by the same author Can anyone convince me otherwise


    • I enjoyed the first two books of this trilogy, but found the alternate history provided in the final book a bit of a let down



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