The Sky People: Lords of Creation Series, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Marc Vitrac was born in Louisiana in the early 1960's, about the time the first interplanetary probes delivered the news that Mars and Venus were teeming with life-even human life. At that point, the "Space Race" became the central preoccupation of the great powers of the world. Now, in 1988, Marc has been assigned to Jamestown, the US-Commonwealth base on Venus, near the great Venusian city of Kartahown. Set in a countryside swarming with sabertooths and dinosaurs, Jamestown is home to a small band of American and allied scientist-adventurers. But there are flies in this ointment-and not only the Venusian dragonflies, with their yard-wide wings. The biologists studying Venus's life are puzzled by the way it not only resembles that on Earth, but is virtually identical to it. The EastBloc has its own base at Cosmograd, in the highlands to the south, and relations are frosty. And attractive young geologist Cynthia Whitlock seems impervious to Marc's Cajun charm. Meanwhile, at the western end of the continent, Teesa of the Cloud Mountain People leads her tribe in a conflict with the Neanderthal-like beastmen who have seized her folk's sacred caves. Then an EastBloc shuttle crashes nearby, and the beastmen acquire new knowledge... and AK47's. Jamestown sends its long-range blimp to rescue the downed EastBloc cosmonauts, little suspecting that the answer to the jungle planet's mysteries may lie there, among tribal conflicts and traces of a power that made Earth's vaunted science seem as primitive as the tribesfolk's blowguns. As if that weren't enough, there's an enemy agent on board the airship... Extravagant and effervescent, The Sky People is alternate-history SF adventure at its best.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 57c11759-bf1f-eb7d-7995-09bb43be4b1e
full_title sky people
author stirling s m
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-10-17 04:43:07AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 McLaren, Todd Parker.
author S. M. Stirling
author2-role McLaren, Todd Parker., hoopla digital.
author_display Stirling, S. M
detailed_location_arlington hoopla
display_description Marc Vitrac was born in Louisiana in the early 1960's, about the time the first interplanetary probes delivered the news that Mars and Venus were teeming with life-even human life. At that point, the "Space Race" became the central preoccupation of the great powers of the world.Now, in 1988, Marc has been assigned to Jamestown, the US-Commonwealth base on Venus, near the great Venusian city of Kartahown. Set in a countryside swarming with sabertooths and dinosaurs, Jamestown is home to a small band of American and allied scientist-adventurers.But there are flies in this ointment-and not only the Venusian dragonflies, with their yard-wide wings. The biologists studying Venus's life are puzzled by the way it not only resembles that on Earth, but is virtually identical to it. The EastBloc has its own base at Cosmograd, in the highlands to the south, and relations are frosty. And attractive young geologist Cynthia Whitlock seems impervious to Marc's Cajun charm.Meanwhile, at the western end of the continent, Teesa of the Cloud Mountain People leads her tribe in a conflict with the Neanderthal-like beastmen who have seized her folk's sacred caves. Then an EastBloc shuttle crashes nearby, and the beastmen acquire new knowledge... and AK47's.Jamestown sends its long-range blimp to rescue the downed EastBloc cosmonauts, little suspecting that the answer to the jungle planet's mysteries may lie there, among tribal conflicts and traces of a power that made Earth's vaunted science seem as primitive as the tribesfolk's blowguns. As if that weren't enough, there's an enemy agent on board the airship... Extravagant and effervescent, The Sky People is alternate-history SF adventure at its best.
format_arlington eAudio, eAudiobook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, eBook
id 57c11759-bf1f-eb7d-7995-09bb43be4b1e
isbn 9781400123452
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b14954023||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10755903||Available Online||qafea||, overdrive:fd7f53fd-ab0c-4298-b16d-763bff523cb5|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_arlington , eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington Online, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9781400123452
publishDate 2007
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b14954023|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2007|1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) : digital., overdrive:fd7f53fd-ab0c-4298-b16d-763bff523cb5|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media||
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b14954023||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, overdrive:fd7f53fd-ab0c-4298-b16d-763bff523cb5|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||
series Lords of Creation
series_with_volume Lords of Creation
subject_facet Life on other planets -- Fiction, Space colonies -- Fiction, Space warfare -- Fiction, Venus (Planet) -- Fiction
title_display The Sky People
title_full The Sky People Lords of Creation Series, Book 1, The sky people [electronic resource] / S.M. Stirling
title_short The Sky People
title_sub Lords of Creation Series, Book 1
topic_facet Fiction, Science Fiction