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haque.hasnaine

Stories similar to scottland the brave where protagonist is from advanced time/civilization and guides local people through technological advances.

Replies:   samuelmichaels
zellus

http://storiesonline.net/series/595/close-call
http://storiesonline.net/a/aubie56

http://storiesonline.net/series/663/traveling-science-project
http://storiesonline.net/a/Monbade

http://storiesonline.net/s/52948/hawk-the-stone-age-spirit-guide (premium)
http://storiesonline.net/a/Paul_Phenomenon

helmut_meukel

"Spirit Quest" by FantasyLover (here on SOL)

HM.

helmut_meukel

Not one protagonist, but the whole Island of Nantucket had been swept to 1250 B.C.:
S. M. Sterling's trilogy "Island in the Sea of Time", "Against the Tide of Years" and "On the Oceans of Eternity"

HM.

helmut_meukel

H. Beam Piper's stories of "Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen".

HM.

Replies:   richardshagrin
samuelmichaels

@haque.hasnaine

Stories similar to scottland the brave where protagonist is from advanced time/civilization and guides local people through technological advances.


A few are listed at http://do-over.wikifoundry.com/page/Far+Past+Time+Travel

richardshagrin
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@helmut_meukel


Lord Kalvan


There is fan fiction set in this universe. Some of it is by Gina Marie Wylie here on SOL. Recommended.

Judy Bondi and her friends have made a little history. Now it's time to teach a little history and a few other subjects. For Noia, daughter of a count, it's about her heart's desire. Sequel to Tangent, a fanfic set in H. Beam Piper's Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen universe.

sunkuwan

Don't remember the author or series name, but on Baen books, the free segment, there is a series where tiny US town is transported to the 30 years war in Germany. The name was just a year. Something like 1648 or so.

Replies:   FSwan
FSwan

@sunkuwan

You're thinking of Eric Flint's 1632 Universe with multiple novels, anthologies, and an e-zine.

Replies:   helmut_meukel
sunkuwan

Yep, started the first book 4 or 5 years ago but never finished it. But I read all the Honor Harrington books

helmut_meukel
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@FSwan

The very first book in the series is in Baen's Free Library:

http://www.baen.com/categories/books-by-series-list/ring-of-fire-series-by-eric-flint.html

Then there are the Baen-CDs:

Baen06-WindRiderCD contains 1632; 1633; then 5 story collections by James H. Schmitz (Telzey Amberdon, TnT Telzey and Trigger, Trigger and Friends, the Hub, Agent of Vega); the omnibus edition of Falkenberg's Legion: The Prince; some Honor Harrington books; ...

A mirror site for the Baen-CDs is

http://www.suramya.com/mirror/Downloads/baen/

HM.

Replies:   JohnBobMead
JohnBobMead

@helmut_meukel

A mirror site for the Baen-CDs is


BaenCD Torrents

Baen CDs at The Fifth Imperium; the Host site, Collected Driblets of Baen: A Frankly Promotional Endeavor... provides preview chapters of forthcoming Baen Books titles, so you can tell if you really would like to purchase it once it comes out; since it's been in operation since August 1999, the participating authors clearly think it's been worth the effort... When I say "preview" sometimes as many as fifteen or more chapters, as it gets closer to publication date.

BaenCD-13: The Baltic War, has five 1632 novels, plus the first three issues of The Grantville Gazette, the short story magazine for the series; not a fanzine, although written by fans, they pay the going rates; a number of them have gone on to enter the wider market.

We'd better stear away from the off-site recommendations for a bit.

madnige

Here on SOL, gwresearch's Magestic nearly matches the requirements (saying no more to avoid a spoiler).

Replies:   Yogda
Yogda

@madnige

Magestic is definitely a great recommendation here. Very well written and the story doesn't give away it's endgame till quite late. The plot is original and the path to the end full of surprises (and humour, but your mileage may vary).

sunkuwan

Yeah, Magestic is definitely a good recommendation.

Replies:   Jim S
sunkuwan

Also, the Chinese have a very big contribution in this genre. They call it "Kingdom-Builder"
There are dozens of translated webnovels from the Chinese source.
The quality ranges from great to awkward. Reading chinese translated novels, you will find Phrases like "So, it's like this" in overabundance. But I think that's a translation issue, they translate too literal.
Also, some webnovels are riddled with videogamestats, that's also a very big thing right now with Chinese authors. (this is not about "trappend-in-an-mmo" genrem just plain videogamed stats in a normal novel. Although the trapped-in-an-mmo genre also has a big Kingdom builder following.

Replies:   samuelmichaels
Jim S

@sunkuwan

Yeah, Magestic is definitely a good recommendation

And at over 1,100,000 words, it will take you a little time to get through it. Magnificent read though.

samuelmichaels

@sunkuwan

Also, the Chinese have a very big contribution in this genre. They call it "Kingdom-Builder"
There are dozens of translated webnovels from the Chinese source.
The quality ranges from great to awkward.

Talking of Chinese empire-building: Release That Witch is not bad, in a communnist wish-fulfillment way.

sunkuwan

I read Release That Witch until Chapter 530 (from 600). Currently on hold and waiting for the rest of the chapters.
They are releasing 2 chapters a day and Chinese is currently at 994 chapters. so another 200 days until they caught up to that chapter. Don't know how often the Chinese chapters are released.

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