De Camp, L. Sprague. Lest Darkness Fall
Divergence: 527 CE
Summary: Mysteriously transported to Rome in the time of Justinian, a modern man decides to start up a few modern industries and avert the Dark Ages.
Published: Ballantine 1949, 1974 (0345241398BUY), 1983 (0345310160BUY); Pyramid 1963; Easton 1988; SFBC 1996.
— Revision of "Lest Darkness Fall" in Unknown, December 1939.
— Included in Lest Darkness Fall & To Bring the Light (w/ David Drake), Baen 1996 (0671877364BUY); and Years in the Making: The Time-Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp (ed. Mark L. Olson), NESFA 2005 (1886778477BUY).
— Included in Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories (ed. anon.), Phoenix Pick 2011 (161242015XBUY), 2017 (1612422268BUY)
— Included in Lest Darkness Fall & Timeless Tales Written in Tribute, Caezik SF&F 2021 (1647100127BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: Nederlands by Riet Neehus-Aalderink as Een Fakkel voor het Keizerrijk, Gradivus 1978 (9063177712).
Translation: French by Christian Meistermann as De peur que les ténègbres…, Marabout 1972, NEO 1983 (2730401954), Les Belles Lettres 1999 (2251771298).
Translation: Italian by Gianni Atom as L'abisso del passato, Ponzoni 1959.
Translation: Italian by Renato Prinzhofer as Abisso del passato, Nord 1972 (8842903019), Mondadori 1999.
Translation: Polish by Radoslaw Januszewski as Jankes w Rzymie, Alfa 1991 (8370014488).
Translation: Portuguese by Eurico Fonseca as A Luz e as Trevas, Livros do Brasil 1987.
Translation: Spanish by Domingo Santos as El tiempo no es tan simple, J.J. Fernández Ribes 1976 (8436508475).
Translation: Swedish by Christina Fagerström as Om mörkret faller, Optima 1983 (9176480062).
Stirling, S.M. "The Apotheosis of Martin Padway"
Summary: Time travelers go back to c. 570 to see the Great Man who helped restore the Western Roman Empire.
Series note: Sequel to L. Sprage de Camp's Lest Darkness Fall.
Published: In The Enchanter Completed (ed. Harry Turtledove), Baen 2005 (0743499042BUY); Ice, Iron and Gold, Night Shade 2007 (1597801151BUY); and Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories (ed. anon.), Phoenix Pick 2011 (161242015XBUY), 2017 (1612422268BUY).
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