In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees: A Tale of the First Venus War

In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees A Tale of the First Venus War Venus in is no paradise Hardy colonists eke out a meager living cultivating blue Kosh root to ship back to Earth via aether transit and traders and explorers brave the deadly foliage and even de

  • Title: In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees: A Tale of the First Venus War
  • Author: J.P. Medved
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 403
  • Format: ebook
  • Venus in 1887 is no paradise Hardy colonists eke out a meager living cultivating blue Kosh root to ship back to Earth via aether transit, and traders and explorers brave the deadly foliage and even deadlier fauna of the Aphrodite continent s inner forests in search of riches.Lieutenant Albo Collins has just come to Venus straight from graduating West Point, and the youngVenus in 1887 is no paradise Hardy colonists eke out a meager living cultivating blue Kosh root to ship back to Earth via aether transit, and traders and explorers brave the deadly foliage and even deadlier fauna of the Aphrodite continent s inner forests in search of riches.Lieutenant Albo Collins has just come to Venus straight from graduating West Point, and the young officer craves to do than cleaning drunks off the streets of New Philadelphia When the governor orders the First Venusian Colonial Infantry to the northern border of the colony Collins gets his wish, but as he marches into the unexplored wilderness hot on the trail of Federalist raiders, he has little idea what horrors await him, in the shade of the Ishtar trees.In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees is a 10,000 word 40 pages steampunk novella.

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  • This is a quick-read, a novella combining sci-fi and steampunk, though the elements of the latter are fairly muted in this particular book. The creation of the steampunk Venus has a lot of promise to it and I look forward to reading future stories in the same setting.This particular story is narrow and pointed in scope: a skirmish on Venus between troops (exactly what the "government" situation is in this setting is left pretty murky, but hopefully we'll discover more in later books There is qui [...]


  • I enjoyed this short tale of VSF derring-do, which is set in the rarely trodden jungles of Venus. It is a fast paced "column against the horde" scenario which reminded me of the Zulu war, but with a US Colonial slant to it. The "young officer loyally supported by the veteran NCO" formula works nicely in the short format where there isn't the room for very detailed character development. I quite liked the opening scenes as the column moves into a foreboding position and you don't know what's comi [...]


  • "In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees" is the story of a young American lieutenant's baptism by fire (and claw) in the sweltering jungles of 19th century colonial Venus. This is well-scripted and imaginative science fantasy of the sort you'd in classic role playing games like Space: 1889. The setting is nicely evocative, sprinkled with references to creatures, settlements, and alternate historical events (like the Hamiltonian Federalist renegades that Lt. Collins is initially dispatched to root out) [...]


  • An interesting, well executed premiseIt's 1887 and American troops armed with Sharps cavalry carbines, 45-70 caliber Springfield rifles, revolvers and swords are advancing into the wilderness. On Venus. They are about to meet an enemy far more dangerous than the Sioux and Crow warriors who overwhelmed Custer in our universe. The Little Big Horn meets Isandlwana on an alien world. A well written, interesting story which should be longer or have a sequel. Mr. Medved needs to write faster.


  • In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees harkens back to the days of Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs, where we could have adventures on celestial bodies which we now know to be uninhabitable. It certainly succeeds in that regard. It has action and a compelling storyline. I think the plot could have benefited from more backstory, but that doesn't bring down the experience at all. This story is well worth a read.


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