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Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance

Harry Turtledove

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Fiction, Science fiction, Fantasy, Historical fiction

What would happen if the Earth had been invaded by aliens at the height of World War II This is the third volume of the Worldwar saga, which continues with the Colonization trilogy and ends with Homeward Bound.

Alien invaders from another star system have attacked the Earth, wreaking massive destruction and havoc with their terrifyingly advanced military technology. Humans are forced to unearth secret caches of terrible, once-forbidden weapons. Hitherto unthinkable tactics are brought into action against the alien enemy.
Even as fuel shortages force people back to the horse and cart, the world's scientists work desperately to create Earth's first atom bombs - with horrific results. If the carnage and slaughter ever stop, will their be any pices to pick up

'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times
'The standard-bearer for alternate history.' USA Today

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Praise for Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance

  • With shocking vividness, Turtledove demonstrates the extreme fragility of our modern world . . . This is state-of-the-art alternate history, nothing less - Publishers Weekly on HOW FEW REMAIN)

  • Turtledove plays heady games with actual history, scattering object lessons and bitter ironies along the way. Strong, complex characters against a sweeping alt-historical background. - Kirkus Reviews on RETURN ENGAGEMENTS

  • Good fun. It has an authentic speculative quality, energy and dash. - Time Out on A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

  • Engrossing ... definitely the work of one of alternate history's authentic modern masters . . . totally fascinating. - Booklist on THE GREAT WAR series

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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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