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Dec 30, 1995
| ISBN 9780345389985
Jan 08, 2002
| ISBN 9780345453624
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Dec 30, 1995 | ISBN 9780345389985
Jan 08, 2002 | ISBN 9780345453624
While Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Togo worked out their strategy, the war against an even greater enemy continued . . . They cut the United States in two.They devastated much of Europe.They had a ferocious agenda.And no one could stop them.World War II screeched to a halt as the Russians, Germans, Americans, and Japanese scrambled to meet an even deadlier foe.In Warsaw, Jews welcomed the invaders as liberators, only to be cruelly disillusioned. In China, the Communist guerrillas used every trick they knew. In America, Washington, D.C., was vaporized in a matter of seconds.But humanity would not give up—whether delivering supplies in tiny biplanes to partisans across the vast steppes of Russia, working furiously to understand the enemy’s captured radar in England, or battling house to house on the streets of Chicago. . . . As Turtledove’s global saga of alternate history continues, humanity grows more resourceful, even as the menace worsens. No one could say when the hellish inferno of death would stop being a war of conquest and turn into a war of survival—a war for the survival of the planet.
Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the Hot War books: Bombs Away, Fallout,… More about Harry Turtledove
What got me about the Worldwar series wasn’t the aliens. It wasn’t the warfare (though Harry’s really good at it–I especially love the tanks). It wasn’t even the fact that he’d turned history on its ear in a big way. No, it was the people. If they were historical figures, like Josef Stalin, or Adolf Hitler, or Omar Bradley, he really brought them back to life. But even they took a back seat to Harry’s original characters–the soldiers, the civilians, the resistance members, the spies. Whether they were American or Russian or British or Chinese, he made me care about them, about their lives and their loves. And he made me care a lot about their deaths–the kind of deaths that happen in war.He made the most out of cultural juxtaposition, when a Polish Jew had to fight alongside a Nazi, or a British officer found himself in a tumultuous affair with a female Russian pilot (and sharpshooter–whoosh). These were the real people, They took a science fiction alternate history and elevated it to a new level. The result is a terrific adventure. –Steve Saffel, Senior Editor
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