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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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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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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CONAN OF VENARIUM by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Decades later, into his 50s, Conan will return to rule Aquilonia in de Camp and Carter's Conan of Aquilonia. Locked-in audience."
Turtledove abandons the multivolume military fantasy epic of his World War and Great War series to join other Conan chroniclers. Read full book review >

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ARMISTICE by Harry Turtledove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"Though there are a few historical missteps, readers who savor the patient accumulation of detail around each scenario will by now be thoroughly addicted."
Wrapping up the author's latest alternate-history trilogy (Fallout, 2016, etc.), in which he explores the question: what if Truman had used nuclear weapons in the Korean War? 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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AMERICAN EMPIRE: BLOOD AND IRON by Harry Turtledove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"As always with Turtledove, there are no clear heroes or villains, just a broad assortment of proud, flawed, skillfully detailed personalities who, when they aren't talking about politics, make Turtledove's tediously bewildering alternate America come alive."
Turtledove's 22nd series novel begins yet another trilogy that continues his exploration of an America in which, among other things, the Confederacy won the Civil War and Custer didn't die at the Little Bighorn. 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 >

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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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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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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 >