The Peshawar Lancers

December 16, 2008

Author: S. M. Stirling
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: ROC

Started: 12/16/08
Completed: 12/25/08

My brother Matt loaned me this book. It is an alternative-history novel based on the premise that a natural disaster in the latter half of the 19th Century interrupted history. The novel is set in a 21st century that is still using steam-based technology. It is a good adventure story and an interesting sorta-science-fiction story.

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The End of Baseball

April 30, 2008

Author: Peter Schilling Jr.
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

Started: 4/30/08
Completed: 5/7/08

This is a historical novel about baseball in the 1940s and about the racial integration of the game. It is an alternate history of baseball.

The novel is based on the question:what if, instead of single-player by single-player, baseball was integrated by someone putting together a whole team of the best players from the Negro Leagues. How would that look? How would Major League Baseball react?