History Literature / ThePeshawarLancers

30th May '16 8:18:46 PM Doug86
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* TakeThat: If AlternateHistoryDotCom is to be believed, the Fall feels like an excuse for Stirling to dance on the remains of Europe and America. And you thought ''Literature/TheYearsOfRiceAndSalt'' was hard enough...

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* TakeThat: If AlternateHistoryDotCom Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom is to be believed, the Fall feels like an excuse for Stirling to dance on the remains of Europe and America. And you thought ''Literature/TheYearsOfRiceAndSalt'' was hard enough...
6th Mar '16 12:14:54 PM danvalko
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*** Less justified is the fact that the Angrezi military still uses the Metford barrel system in its rifles, which was obsoleted in the mid 1890s with the British advent of smokeless powder. Somehow, in over a century of frontier wars, they have managed not to invent Cordite.

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*** Less justified is the fact that the Angrezi military still uses the Metford barrel system in its rifles, which was obsoleted in the mid 1890s with the British advent of smokeless powder. Somehow, in over a century of frontier wars, they have managed not to invent Cordite. (The afterword mentions that chemistry was the least advanced of the sciences due to the lack of the German chemical innovations.)
18th Aug '15 8:50:16 AM BlackJAC
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* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Stirling stated in the afterword "Why Then, There" to the in-universe side story "Shirkari in Galveston" that the asteroid impacts were the only way to retain the wonder of RudyardKipling style stories without the dread and letdown of HistoricalFiction.
11th Aug '15 5:08:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Many, given the book's status as a homage to old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure fiction. Referenced works include {{Literature/Flashman}} and BeauGeste.

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* ShoutOut: Many, given the book's status as a homage to old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure fiction. Referenced works include {{Literature/Flashman}} and BeauGeste.Literature/BeauGeste.
28th Apr '15 10:39:15 AM nombretomado
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* TheBritishEmpire: Known in the book either as the Angrezi Raj or the New Empire, based in Delhi. Australia-New Zealand and South Africa are Viceroyalties (each having their own colonies).

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* TheBritishEmpire: UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire: Known in the book either as the Angrezi Raj or the New Empire, based in Delhi. Australia-New Zealand and South Africa are Viceroyalties (each having their own colonies).
19th Apr '15 6:46:41 PM DKNJ
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* AlternateHistory: When "God Save the King" is replaced with "God Save the Padishah" ([[Franchise/{{Dune}} no, not that one]]), take a wild guess.

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* AlternateHistory: When "God Save the King" is replaced with "God "Gods Save the Padishah" ([[Franchise/{{Dune}} no, not that one]]), take a wild guess.
19th Mar '15 8:10:33 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Many, given the book's status as a homage to old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure fiction. Referenced works include {{Flashman}} and BeauGeste.

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* ShoutOut: Many, given the book's status as a homage to old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure fiction. Referenced works include {{Flashman}} {{Literature/Flashman}} and BeauGeste.
27th Feb '15 8:10:22 PM JasonJD48
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* AlternateHistory: When "God Save the King" is replaced with "God Save the Padishah" ([[{{Dune}} no, not that one]]), take a wild guess.

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* AlternateHistory: When "God Save the King" is replaced with "God Save the Padishah" ([[{{Dune}} ([[Franchise/{{Dune}} no, not that one]]), take a wild guess.
10th Jan '15 1:18:32 PM BlackJAC
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** Essentially disproven by the prequel short story "Shikari in Galveston" in the anthology ''Worlds That Weren't,'' which has one of Athelstane's ancestors among the tribal descendants of Texan survivors of the tsunamis that devastated Europe and North America. Stirling stated in its afterword that real-world exploration and discovery had destroyed traditional adventure fiction's sense of wonder, and derailing that progress via apocalyptic asteroid strikes was the only way to recapture it.
17th Dec '14 6:47:36 PM Divra
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** AcceptableBreaksFromReality: the Imperial airship ''Garuda'' is said to raise a payload of 60 tons and hold 1 million cubic feet of hydrogen. The RealLife ''{{Hindenburg}}'' needed more than 7 million cubic feet to accomplish the same.
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