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Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:30 am
by Archer
I always like reading what the impact of high technology is on societies that are roughly in the Middle Ages. In fact, seeing the impact of high technology on any society that is unprepared for it has always interested me. Any good book recommendations for this? I loved John Ringo's Posleen war/Aldenata series.

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:25 am
by joe
i heard the harry potter series is good

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:55 am
by Total Newbie
Not exactly what you're looking for but try Anathem by Neal Stephenson (author of Snow Crash).

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:26 am
by Archer
I just got Anathem. It sounds interesting, going to red it soon. Is Snow Crash good as well?

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:42 am
by joe
god damn i thought my harry potter post was witty as hell but apparently no one else felt the same :(

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:59 am
by jazzy
read up on american history, it's a book about how some stupid rednecks get technology.

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:52 pm
by Dr Lecter
joe wrote:god damn i thought my harry potter post was witty as hell but apparently no one else felt the same :(
I didn't think it was that witty, I expect better from you. come back with something better

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:59 am
by ThePhantom
There's this series called "The Ancient Future" (Cant remember by who, i'll post if I do) Where someone goes back to the middle ages and they give these middle age people modern day ideals and ideas and such, not technology as such, but still interesting :)

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:44 am
by Rapscal Lion
I can attest that both Anathem and Snow Crash are fantastic.
Anathem is more speculative fiction while Snow Crash is kinda cyber-punky/dystopian.

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced tech

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:21 pm
by Brig
joe wrote:god damn i thought my harry potter post was witty as hell but apparently no one else felt the same :(
I luved it

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:57 pm
by PowerSlacker
Archer wrote:I just got Anathem. It sounds interesting, going to red it soon. Is Snow Crash good as well?

Snow Crash has it's moments. It's definitely worth reading.

Re: Request: books where Middle Ages ppl are given advanced

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:26 pm
by Moot_the_Mute
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is based around this. A guy from 'modern' (late 19th century) is transported back in time and he wows and amazes people with his 'advanced' knowledge.