Search Results: "Harry Turtledove"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BETWEEN THE RIVERS by Harry Turtledove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Historically intriguing, splendidly textured, and full of stimulating ideas, though with two persistent flaws: remarkably stupid gods with no plausible motivations; and Turtledove's habitually vapid characters."
Another alternate-world yarn from an author who specializes in historical might-have-beens (How Few Remain, 1997, etc.). 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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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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BOMBS AWAY by Harry Turtledove
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2015

"Definitely worth a try for Turtledove fans and armchair warriors in general."
Alternate-world warrior extraordinaire Turtledove (Last Orders, 2014, etc.) delivers the opening barrage of a new speculative conflict: What if President Harry Truman had ordered nuclear weapons to be used in the Korean War?Read full book review >

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SENTRY PEAK by Harry Turtledove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Turtledove has a following, but nevertheless: shrug, so what?"
More fantasy-history from the prodigious Turtledove production line (Into the Darkness, p. 218, etc.). Read full book review >

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THINGS FALL APART by Harry Turtledove
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A lifeless apocalyptic thriller/social drama."
Another go 'round with the Ferguson family, supervolcano survivors and utter literary ciphers. Read full book review >

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THE GUNS OF THE SOUTH by Harry Turtledove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Literate rebs will read it again and again and again."
Just as the Confederate cause seems doomed, deliverance arrives in the form of 20th-century weapons. Read full book review >

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LAST ORDERS by Harry Turtledove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"Some readers may find the conclusion messy and unsatisfying, but that's part of Turtledove's argument: War often is."
Turtledove (Two Fronts, 2013, etc.) delivers the final installment—and there's room for a maybe in there—of his series developing an alternate-history version of World War II. Without aliens interfering. 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 >