Turtledove offers a realistic but not terribly gripping depiction of the desperate slog life would become if a beloved national landmark became the epicenter of a devastating natural disaster.
During a solo vacation to Yellowstone, recently divorced California police lieutenant Colin Ferguson encounters seismologist Kelly Birnbaum, who conveniently informs him just how bad it would be if the park's caldera were to blow. Read full book review >
Brightly conceived, even though the most widely known alternative history tale of modern times is ignored, James Cameron's Terminator II. Read full book review >
Third in Turtledove's alternate world/fantasy series (Darkness Descending, 2000, etc.) recasting WWII as a magical battle between Algarve, the lebensraum-seeking equivalent of Nazi Germany, and its numerous smaller opponents who desperately seek shaky alliances in the hope of stemming the tide. Read full book review >
Billed as the conclusion to the present trilogy (following Colonization: Down to Earth, 2000, etc.), which itself is a direct sequel to a tetralogy (the Worldwar yarns) about the invasion of Earth in the middle of WWII by the dimwitted, lizard-like Race: from an author who's built several other skyscrapers out of alternate history (the Great War series, etc.). Read full book review >
Third in Turtledove's series of increasingly improbable alternate-history yarns (The Great War: Walk in Hell, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
Immensely prolific historical romancer Tarr, who recently mythicized Old Europe in Neolithic times (White Mare's Daughter, 1998) and goddess lore in ancient Egypt (The Shepherd Kings, 1999), joins forces with Byzantine scholar Turtledove—a prolific historical (and alternate-historical) novelist plus full-time SF and fantasy writer (Colonization: Second Contact, 1999, etc.)—to take on a time-travel adventure about one Nicole Gunther Perrin. Read full book review >
Third in Turtledove's series of increasingly improbable alternate-history yarns (The Great War: Walk in Hell, 1999, etc.). The primary thrust is to recast the American Civil War as WWI. Thus, in 1917, the North and its ally, Germany, battle a Confederacy supported by Britain and France. Russia, present in the real WWI but absent from Turtledove's American equation, is represented by the South's blacks: slaves no more, though still oppressed, and now emboldened and inspired by Marxism, they've launched their own revolution. All this is not so much alternate history as patriotic solipsism, Comrade, with likely sounding ingredients heated and stirred into an unrecognizable goulash: what-if transformed into what-not.Read full book review >