Literature: Belisarius Series
"All warfare is based on deception."
The Belisarius Series is an epic, and we do mean epic, Alternate History
saga written by David Drake
and Eric Flint
Consists of the books:
- An Oblique Approach
- In the Heart of Darkness
- Destiny's Shield
- Fortune's Stroke
- The Tide of Victory
- The Dance of Time
The story follows the exploits and careers of the great Byzantine general, Flavius Belisarius; except there is one minor difference from Real Life
history. A war in The Future
between two posthuman and transhuman factions has spilled into the past as both groups are attempting to alter history to establish a future more to their liking. On one side, you have the 'New Gods,' who are obsessed with genetic purity of the human race. They have sent a cyborg called Link
(no, not that one
) to aid the Malwa Empire in India in achieving global dominance and instituting the eugenics program to shape the future humanity more to their liking.
Link's primary target is the Eastern Roman Empire and its belief in meritorious accomplishment. Their opponents, the Great Ones, send a crystalline AI called Aide to advise the Roman general Belisarius and provide him the technology to defeat the Malwa.
Nothing to do with Donald P. Bellisario
The Series Provides Examples of the Following Tropes: