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The Man With The Iron Heart — An Early Book Review

by @ Wednesday, July 29th, 2009. Filed under Alternate History, Book Reviews, Books, Harry Turtledove

I’m doing something that I’m pretty sure I haven’t done in a long time; I’m giving up on, and reviewing, a book before I’ve finished with it. The reasoning is rather simply and will, I think, become clear below. The Man With The Iron Heart is one of Harry Turtledove’s latest ventures into the world […]

In At The Death: A Book Review

by @ Sunday, September 9th, 2007. Filed under Alternate History, Book Reviews, Books, Harry Turtledove

Through eleven volumes and nearly 100 years of alternate history, Harry Turtledove has been writing the story of a North America quite different from the one that we’ve lived in. It’s a world in which the Confederacy won the Civil War in 1862 thanks to a twist in history. In our world, just prior to […]

Harry Arrives From Amazon

by @ Wednesday, August 1st, 2007. Filed under Alternate History, Books, Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove that is: I’m already at Chapter III.

In At The Death: A Preview

by @ Tuesday, June 26th, 2007. Filed under Books, Harry Turtledove

Steven Silver review’s Harry Turtledove’s In At The Death, the apparently final novel in the Timeline-191 series: Settling Accounts: In at the Death is the last scheduled novel in Harry Turtledove’s massive series following the relations between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America after the South won its independence in […]

Settling Accounts: The Grapple

by @ Friday, November 17th, 2006. Filed under Alternate History, Book Reviews, Books, Harry Turtledove

In the tenth volume of Harry Turtledove’s Timeline-191 series, the United States finally get the chance to turn the tide on Jake Featherston’s Confederate States of America. After being dragged into the Second Great War by a surprise Confederate air attack on Philadelphia followed up by a blitzkrieg-like advance of Confederate armor through Ohio to […]

Settling Accounts: Drive To The East

by @ Sunday, November 12th, 2006. Filed under Alternate History, Book Reviews, Books, Harry Turtledove

This second volume in Harry Turtledove’s Settling Accounts series picks up right where its predecessor left off. The Confederacy has driven through Ohio to Lake Erie and thrown the United States back on its heels. Rebellion is once again stirring up among the Mormons in Utah. And, the President of the United States is dead […]

Settling Accounts: Return Engagement

by @ Sunday, October 8th, 2006. Filed under Alternate History, Books, Harry Turtledove

When we last left the world that Harry Turtledove has crafted in seven books starting with How Few Remain, the Confederacy, firmly in control of Jake Featherston and the Freedom Party was launching its Operation Barbarossa-like attack on the United States and war was once again returning to the North American continent. In Return Engagement, […]

End Of The Beginning: A Book Review

by @ Sunday, October 1st, 2006. Filed under Alternate History, Books, Harry Turtledove

At the end of Harry Turtledove’s Days Of Infamy, the Japanese empire was firmly in control of Hawai’i, the Americans who had tried to defend Oahu in the months after the attack and invasion of December 7, 1941 were POW’s, and the Kingdom of Hawai’i was restored under a puppet King and Queen hand-picked by […]

Days Of Infamy: A Book Review

by @ Thursday, September 21st, 2006. Filed under Alternate History, Book Reviews, Books, Harry Turtledove

As I’ve written in the past, there is sometimes much to criticize about Harry Turtledove’s writing style. As demonstrated most aptly in the Timeline-191 Series, he has a tendancy to repeat himself to the extent that it can become annoying. At other times though, he can write a book that is just extraordinary. Fortunately, the […]

A Sneak Preview

by @ Tuesday, August 1st, 2006. Filed under Alternate History, Books, Harry Turtledove

I have yet to start reading Harry Turtledove’s Settling Accounts series, which deals with the continuing story of a world where the Confederacy won the Civil War. The third volume of that series, The Grapple, was released last week, and Professor Bainbridge has already read it. The book sounds interesting, and I’m looking forward to […]

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