Search Results: "Harry Turtledove"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO FRONTS by Harry Turtledove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"Stick with it—there will be surprises, just not the ones you were expecting."
Turtledove (Coup d'Etat, 2012, etc.) delivers the fifth installment in his latest series—a final volume is promised—developing an alternate-history version of World War II. Read full book review >

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COLONIZATION: AFTERSHOCKS by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 12, 2001

"Don't take bets."
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 >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"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."
Third in Turtledove's series of increasingly improbable alternate-history yarns (The Great War: Walk in Hell, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW FEW REMAIN by Harry Turtledove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Expect sequels featuring Abraham Lincoln as America's Karl Marx."
Turtledove, having previously won the Civil War for the Confederacy in The Guns of the South (1992), does it all over again in this otherwise unconnected new alternate history yarn. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN SHRINE by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Definitely worth a look for Turtledove's fans and fantasy enthusiasts in general."
Third installment of a fantasy epic set in the Bronze Age (The Breath of God, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE DARKNESS by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Here as elsewhere, though, Turtledove doesn't even pretend to write a satisfying ending: prolific he is, and he just keeps churning 'em out."
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 >

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INTO THE DARKNESS by Harry Turtledove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 1999

"Turtledove devotees will probably want to give it the once-over, but there's little here to attract the uncommitted. (Author tour)"
The setting of alternate-history guru Turtledove's latest doorstopper is a world where magic works but human impulses remain pretty much the same. Read full book review >

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WORLDWAR: IN THE BALANCE by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"WW II buffs happy to settle in for a meandering journey of unspecified duration."
Vast, churning alternate-world/alien-invasion saga. Read full book review >

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FALLOUT by Harry Turtledove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Though the Korean War hasn't generally been regarded as a major departure point in human history by alternate-world theorists, Turtledove's surmise reminds us just how dangerously unpredictable the nuclear option remains."
Second part of the alternate-world-war trilogy (Bombs Away, 2015) whose entirely plausible conjecture was: what if President Harry Truman had used nuclear weapons during the Korean War? Read full book review >

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SUPERVOLCANO: ERUPTION by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"The novel doesn't so much conclude as vaguely trail off at a convenient stopping point; that and Turtledove's penchant for series suggest sequels are in the offing."
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. Read full book review >

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HOMEWARD BOUND by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"More ambitious themes are barely developed in a volume that ultimately seems to serve merely as a catapult toward another interminable 'what if?' series."
It's the end of the line for a pair of wildly popular alt-history series—or is it? Read full book review >