|Peshawar Lancers, the (2002) [Novel]|
by S.M. Stirling
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In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hit Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the world's climate forever. And just as Earth's temperature dropped, so was civilization frozen in time. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back together...
In the 21st century, boats still run on steam, messages arrive on telegraph, and the British Empire, with its capital in Delhi, controls much of the remaining world. The other major leader is the Czar of All the Russias. Everyone predicts an eventual deadly showdown. But no one can predict the role that one man, Captain Athelstane King, reluctant spy and hero, will play...
Original title: The Peshawar Lancers
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Alternate Histories