Start reading Divide and Rule on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.
This title is not currently available for purchase
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Divide and Rule [Kindle Edition]

L. Sprague de Camp
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Pricing information not available.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Mass Market Paperback --  
Kindle Daily Deals
Kindle Delivers: Daily Deals
Subscribe to find out about each day's Kindle Daily Deals for adults and young readers. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

On a future Earth, where invading aliens have forced humanity to revert to a feudal society and conducting scientific research is punishable by death, it's good to be the heir to a duchy. Unless your brother has been burnt as punishment for heresy. And unless you intended to do something about it . . .

Product Details

  • File Size: 197 KB
  • Print Length: 98 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0786254866
  • Publisher: Gateway (September 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HRT6PG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,888,507 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?.


Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
(2)
4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Two with a medieval feel December 17, 2008
Format:Hardcover
Divide and Rule: a weird world of knights and 'hoppers'

Sir Howard Van Slyck is a member of the aristocracy, being the second son of the Duke of Ploughkeepsie. As such he is certainly a cut above the workers, and has spent his time learning the fine art of knighthood, including how to run in armor and knock a man off his horse with a lance. Above the aristocracy are the 'hoppers', kangaroo like creatures that have exclusive rights to technology like cars and planes. Sir Howard enjoys the respect he is give by the workers and does not mind saluting in his turn to the 'hoppers'. That is the order and way of doing things that God has ordained after all. As a last fling before he settles down the young Sir Howard sets of on a journey to nowhere in particular in search of adventure. He soon meets Lyman Haas from Wyoming, an unorthodox fellow skilled in the use of rope lassoing. Together they set out to rescue Sally Mitten, a beautiful young woman who has been detained by a local warlord. Amid all this adventure Sir Howard is sure that the world is as it should be, but is that really so? Events will soon conspire to make him think, and think deeply.

The first part of this novella has a distinct feel of fantasy, as if one was reading some weird alternate history. The combination of medieval society with technology is most intriguing. Then about halfway through the tale 'explanations' are given and the story changes into pure science fiction. Thematically the story is about order in society, particularly through political systems, and what is the best method of doing this.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Two with a medieval feel December 17, 2008
Format:Hardcover
Divide and Rule: a weird world of knights and 'hoppers'

Sir Howard Van Slyck is a member of the aristocracy, being the second son of the Duke of Ploughkeepsie. As such he is certainly a cut above the workers, and has spent his time learning the fine art of knighthood, including how to run in armor and knock a man off his horse with a lance. Above the aristocracy are the 'hoppers', kangaroo like creatures that have exclusive rights to technology like cars and planes. Sir Howard enjoys the respect he is give by the workers and does not mind saluting in his turn to the 'hoppers'. That is the order and way of doing things that God has ordained after all. As a last fling before he settles down the young Sir Howard sets of on a journey to nowhere in particular in search of adventure. He soon meets Lyman Haas from Wyoming, an unorthodox fellow skilled in the use of rope lassoing. Together they set out to rescue Sally Mitten, a beautiful young woman who has been detained by a local warlord. Amid all this adventure Sir Howard is sure that the world is as it should be, but is that really so? Events will soon conspire to make him think, and think deeply.

The first part of this novella has a distinct feel of fantasy, as if one was reading some weird alternate history. The combination of medieval society with technology is most intriguing. Then about halfway through the tale 'explanations' are given and the story changes into pure science fiction. Thematically the story is about order in society, particularly through political systems, and what is the best method of doing this.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category