WORLDWAR: STRIKING THE BALANCE by Harry Turtledove

WORLDWAR: STRIKING THE BALANCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Final installment of Turtledove's long alternate-history Worldwar saga (Upsetting the Balance, 1996, etc.), in which the progress of WW II is disrupted by lizardlike alien invaders. A conservative and ancient race, the aliens--they sent out probes a thousand years ago--were expecting to go up against pikemen and armored knights on horseback. Instead, they're facing nuclear weapons and a world that has united against them. A cast of thousands with a plot to match, well-drawn if unoriginal aliens, a wealth of fascinating speculation--and scope for any number of sequels.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1996
Page count: 432pp
Publisher: Del Rey/Ballantine