Also, the title stories at the beginning and end were mediocre. Now that the negatives are out of the way, I really enjoyed this thing. . This was an odd book. In most books of fantasy out there ends nicely with the forces of good wining. The title is a pun on the fantasy story.
Some of them I couldn't finished for being so uninteresting like Deconstruction Gang or the Green Bufallo. The Haldols, as well as pretty much everything on this planet are completely disgusting. One comprises a particularly repressive sect of fundamentalist Christian luddites who forbid most discussions and practices of sex; the other comprises free-thinking enlightened scientists. They are vaguely humanoid, except they have huge eyes, pointed snouts, and buggish apperances. What was fascinating to watch was how Justin, a happy-go-lucky young man meandering through life at a fast pace including a girlfriend, raving and generally living the good life, begins to realise that he can make something of himself if he's a bit more responsible. Many of the stories in this collection will be unfamiliar to both casual reader and Turtledove fan, for fourteen of the stories, including the most of the older ones, have never before been republished.
Also, the title stories at the beginning and end were mediocre. Turtledove explains that 's visit to that city inspired him to set a story there. They have three daughters--Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca--and two granddaughters, Cordelia Turtledove Katayanagi and Phoebe Quinn Turtledove Katayanagi. Short and to the point, Harry Turtledove, the master of alternative history, easily masters a tale of an alternative future, on the small canvas of the future of a single person. Moreover, in 1919, several counties in and seceded, forming the new U. His novels have been credited with bringing alternate history into the mainstream.
It would be easy to say that there is only one character, Justin there are also his two romantic interests, but they have small roles -- enough to impact Justin, but not enough to impact us readers. The last bastion of not-evil-species getting stormed and whatnot. Many Confederate leaders such as , , and are condemned for and by. Turtledove shows a diverse interest in his stories, but I think it is when he recasts or does historical stuff he is at his best. What do you think your next listen will be? Also, magic and sorcery and the power of the Gods is real, which has major plot ramifications. I'm generally a big fan of time travel and alternate history, and do admire his confident style, yet this confidence seems rooted in a territory of writing whatever he finds entertaining with little regard to what might, well.
The escalates into after allows to as he had wanted to, leading to a chain reaction of nuclear bomb attacks throughout , , and. I gotta say, this 4 star rating might be a bit high since I blatantly skipped over some stories. At first one's impression of Justin Kloster is that he's a pretty pathetic specimen of a human being. After dropping out during his freshman year at , Turtledove attended , completing his undergraduate degree and receiving a in history in 1977. Turtledove refuses to say which Justin story he wrote first, and insists that only he and his wife know. In 1979, two British named George Smith and Peter Drinkwater travel to -ruled to meet with a partisan, seeking British arms. Maybe the great output of books make them weaker.
The tedium of war is quite evident in Ils ne passeront pas, a story of the trenches during World War I. In truth I prefer his novel-length stories; the tales collected here all previously published elsewhere are a hit-or-miss bunch. Set in fictitious countries, a sincere, kindhearted missionary returns from a analogue where he grew up in , to his native, -like culture, with a sincere intention to save souls. The fulcrum on which most time travel fiction rests is the consistency of its internal logic -- how changing of the past affects the future. While on the trail, the hunters wander through a , and are briefly transported into 's.
Quite a situation, and the ending of this one surprised me. Then, in Twenty-One, Counting Up, Kloster's college life and romantic dreams are rudely interrupted when the 40-year-old Justin arrives from the future to save him from himself. This book is a collection of short stories, and a cross-section of the variety of genres in which Turtledove frequently writes. Most have appeared in magazines and at least one in another collection that I know of, but still all in all a good short story collection worth reading. Turtledove's latest collection of alternate history, science-fiction, fantasy, and mixes of the genres. This rarely happens in fantasy, so it was interesting to read how this actually plays out.
This story could very well take place in the same timeline as Turtledove's , however the author has never said that this is the case. Must and Shall, a civil war alternate history where the North won the war, but Reconstruction did not take place. A investigates to learn how this paradox can be. Its about a future-variant Christian religious cult living on a hot, swampy jungle planet. I can't say I enjoyed it.
I would like to read novel with evil characters and such. The Phanton of Tolbukhin and Ready for the Fatherland are two forgottable stories adding nothing intesteting. But his mission was to make things better and she tells him very clearly and directly that he's not. Quite a situation, and the ending of this one surprised me. The ending was surprising, but I suppose satisfying and positive, given the general tenor of the rest of the story. Yes, the stories tell the same tale. Other nice stories were Il's ne passeront pas or In this Season.
Fairly good, mildly humorous story. The has won when lived to see his executed successfully and Germany occupies France and Belgium. In narratives ranging from fantastic to oddly familiar to eerily prescient, this compelling volume illustrates Turtledove's literary skill and unbridled imagination. Throughout, Tolbukhin finds himself sentimental for the pre-war days, despite the terror of living under Stalin. The two stories are complementary, each offering details of Justin's relationship with Megan and life in general that the other doesn't offer.