For some reason I started thinking yesterday about a sci-fi novel I read many years ago. I thought I remembered who had written it, but cannot find any mention of it attached to that author (SM Stirling), so I guess I am incorrect.
The basic idea of the novel was a French revolution type event happening on a planet that was very culturally French. The main character was involved in this revolution, and IIRC was poisoned near the end of the novel after the revolution succeeded and a battle for power among the leaders began (i.e. similar to what happened in the actual French revolution.)
Anyone remember this one? I want to say I read it in the early 1990s and seem to recall the author had a few other books that I liked as well. One other may have involved a crewman of a space freighter that because of relativity would come back from its runs to a world where decades had passed. But I could be wrong in thinking the two books were from the same author.
Any help would be appreciated. I really don’t want to have to go digging through my books that are in storage to see if I still have this book just to see who the author was!