Author Profile - William R. Forstchen

An American author born in 1950, William R. Forstchen is a Professor of History at Montreat College. While he has written quite a few books with Newt Gingrich, I became interested in his works through the Lost Regiment series (of which I have already written a couple of hubs).

The Lost Regiment is a series of science fiction novels written by William R. Forstchen. based around a Union Army regiment from the American Civil War which is transported to an alien world by unknown means.

On this world there are other humans that have been transported from different eras of Earth's past. However in addition to the human's, a race of man-eating aliens known as the Horde is also resident.

The series details the battles and struggles of the men and women transported from Earth to Valennia and also the people's they meet and influence in this land.

An excellent series overall, my biggest gripe being that almost 11 years later we're still waiting to see how the story finishes as the final book published - Down to the Sea (2000) -does not in any way "finish" the series and simply leaves us hanging and waiting for more.

Which book in the series was your favorite?

  • Rally Cry (1990)
  • Union Forever (1991)
  • Terrible Swift Sword (1992)
  • Fateful Lightning (1992)
  • Battle Hymn (1997)
  • Never Sound Retreat (1998)
  • A Band of Brothers (1999)
  • Men of War (1999)
  • Down to the Sea (2000)
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Speculative SciFi or what if scenarios abound, but what he has done here with his Lost Regiment series is really, really good and the characters as a whole are ones that you can really enjoy reading about and caring about also!


sam ferguson 4 years ago

when will you finnish the lost series?

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My SciFi Life 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi - I've actually finished all the books that have been published ... I'm waiting eagerly myself for the conclusion to the saga and to find out what happens to everyone in their battles against the horde!

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