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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ALL FALL DOWN by Harry Turtledove
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"This disaster tale abounds with plotlines but leaves the reader emotionally detached."
In the aftermath of a supervolcano's eruption, the world is plunged into a cold, post-apocalyptic, nearly uninhabitable environment. Resources are scarce. Human nature is put to the test. 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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HOUSEHOLD GODS by Judith Tarr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Far stronger—echoes aside—than its plot initially suggests."
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 >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"LookingglassssalggnikooL pleasuresserusaelp."
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 >

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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 >