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Ancient Egypt in 20th century fiction 

Ancient Egypt in 20th century fiction 

@bookandswordblog I picked up a Warhammer 40k novel because of the mention in your post (though it's misspelled "Wahammer"?), specifically the first volume of *Gaunt's Ghosts* by D. Abnett, but getting into it, I'm not too sure about any of these series' anthropological, economic-, or military-historical verisimilitude.

All that to say, is there any modern sf (or any literature) that you enjoyed that a lay reader such as myself might appreciate?

Ancient Egypt in 20th century fiction 

@22 typo fixed. Warhammer 40,000 is one of the things which makes defining SF hard, because if a setting is thrown together from fantasy and war movie and horror tropes, but set in the grim darkness of the far future, is it really science fiction? I never liked 'debunking' things that never tried to be based in the real world in the first place.

Ancient Egypt in 20th century fiction 

@22 among living authors, I enjoy Charlie Stross, Neal Stephenson, Elizabeth Moon, and Louis McMaster Bujold. Amongst classics H. Beam Piper ("The Cosmic Computer" or "Little Fuzzy" both in the public domain gutenberg.org/ebooks/19445/als ) and L. Sprague de Camp (maybe his collected short stories "The Best of L. Sprague de Camp" or his dinosaur safari stories)

Ancient Egypt in 20th century fiction 

@22 and for alternate history and time travel stories by people who also wriote future-SF, maybe Harry Turtledove's "Agent of Byzantium," Poul Anderson's "Time Patrol" stories, or L. Sprague de Camp's five historical novels from the 1950s phoenixpick.com/catbot.htm#DeC

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