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A World of Difference

Harry Turtledove

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Fiction, Science fiction, Space opera

When the Viking lander on the planet Minerva was destroyed, sending back one last photo of a strange alien being, scientists on Earth were stunned. And so a joint investigation - by the USA and the USSR - was launched, the first long-distance manned space mission and a symbol of the new peace between old rivals.

Humankind's first close encounter with extraterrestrials would be history in the making, and the two teams were schooled in diplomacy as well as in science. But nothing prepared them for alien war - especially when the Americans and the Soviets found themselves on opposite sides...

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Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove has lived in Southern California all his life He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Los Angeles and has taught at UCLA, California State Fullerton and California State University, Los Angeles. He has written many works of speculative fiction and fantasy. He is married to the novelist Laura Frankos and they have three daughters.

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