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Stephen Michael Stirling (born September 30, 1953) is a Canadian-American author of Alternate History and Military Science Fiction.

Themes in his work include the effect of culture on individual morality, the effect of technology on culture, and ... well, let's just say there's a reason one of his Fan Nicknames is "S&M Stirling".

Was once a member of the AlternateHistory.com forum (he was banned), and its predecessor on Usenet, soc.history.what-if.

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Works by S. M. Stirling include:


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His writing provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Author Filibuster: Averted, at least according to him. His standalone novel Conquistador contains a response to criticism of The Draka that reads, "There is a technical term for someone who confuses the opinions of a character in a book with those of the author. That term is idiot." (He has variously attributed the line to Larry Niven and Robert A. Heinlein.)

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