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by Harry Turtledove

  • ISBN: 0345420578
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Harry Turtledove
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 4, 1997)
  • ePub book: 1267 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1444 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 489

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WORLDWAR: BOOK 4 At the bloody height of World War II, the deadliest .

WORLDWAR: BOOK 4 At the bloody height of World War II, the deadliest enemies in all of human history were forced to put aside their hatreds and unite against an even fiercer foe: a seemingly invincible power bent on world domination. With awesome technology.

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The second volume of Turtledove's Worldwar series (after Worldwar: In the Balance), an alternate-history saga in. .

The second volume of Turtledove's Worldwar series (after Worldwar: In the Balance), an alternate-history saga in which lizard-like aliens invade Earth during WWII, quickly bogs down.

Worldwar: Tilting the Balance is an alternate history novel by American writer Harry Turtledove

Worldwar: Tilting the Balance is an alternate history novel by American writer Harry Turtledove. It is the second book in the Worldwar tetralogy, as well as the extended Worldwar series that includes the Colonization trilogy and the novel Homeward Bound. In the novel, the major world powers struggle to develop the first human atomic bombs with material taken from the invading aliens known as The Race.

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Tilting the Balance book. In the first volume of the series, WorldWar: In The Balance, my personal feeling was that the thesis undergirding the series was fascinating (superior weaponry with limited intelligence and, ultimately, a logistics problem versus inferior weaponry with superior intelligence and superior (albeit underground) logistics) but many of the characters weren’t interesting enough to keep my full attention while others were intriguing but, perhaps, underused.

Tilting the Balance (Worldwar 2). An alternative World War II takes an unexpected turn when a race of lizard-like space . Worldwar - is a series of four alternate history science fiction novels by Harry Turtledove. An alternative World War II takes an unexpected turn when a race of lizard-like space aliens sweep down to conquer Earth, causing the Allied and Axis forces to combine atomic bomb technologies - Random House, In. - Подробнее. The Darkness Series - is a series of six fantasy novels by Harry Turtledove.

World War 11 buffs Will have a particular romp. By Harry Turtledove Published by Ballantine Books: The Videssos Cycle: THE MISPLACED LEGION AN EMPEROR. But the readership will be much wider than this, and all will be glad that Turtledove plans three more volumes in Worldwar. By Harry Turtledove Published by Ballantine Books: The Videssos Cycle: THE MISPLACED LEGION AN EMPEROR FOR THE LEGION THE LEGION OF VIDESSOS. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63.

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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. Books related to Tilting the Balance (Worldwar, Book Two).

Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Tilting the Balance (Worldwar, Book Two)" для . They cut the United States in two. They devastated much of Europe. They had a ferocious agenda. And no one could stop them.

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NO ONE COULD STOP THEM--NOT STALIN, NOT TOGO, NOT CHURCHILL, NOT ROOSEVELT . . . The invaders had cut the United States virtually in half at the Mississippi, vaporized Washington, D.C., devastated much of Europe, and held large parts of the Soviet Union under their thumb.But humanity would not give up so easily. The new world allies were ruthless at finding their foe's weaknesses and exploiting them.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, humankind would never give up.Yet no one could say when the hellish inferno of death would stop being a war of conquest and turn into a war of survival--the very survival of the planet . . .From the Paperback edition.

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Lost Python Lost Python
Please note, this is a Kindle version review. I prefer to rate books based on their story, characters etc. But unfortunately I have to dock points here for the production quality.

Let me start by saying the book is great. It is not imperfect, but it's a good lead-in to a really interesting "what if?" series that should appeal to alternate history buffs as well as casual sci-fi fans (well... probably most sci-fi fans, but note that the focus of the book is more on the alternate history angle and the interactions between characters and political powers).

I'd give the book itself 4 stars. But at the date of this review the Kindle product is quite poor. Specifically, the quality of the Kindle transcription is pathetic. It is riddled with typos. Typically these are in the form of punctuation errors. Sentences will randomly gain or drop major punctuation marks, sometimes resulting in a need to read them 2-3 times in order to parse what was originally intended. Sometimes one sentence becomes three. Sometimes three sentences become one. "What on, earth is that extra comma doing there,?"

There are also frequent spelling errors. For example, an "h" might become "in" in this version. As with the punctuation errors, this is presumably due to flaws in some automated means of translating the print text into digital text. But other times whole words are different (as if the victim of auto-correct on one's cell phone). There were a few cases (extreme enough that I suspect they may have been in the original print text as well) where a character's name is swapped with that of another... from a different plot line! Why is the alien going by the German Panzer commander's name in this paragraph? Bad editing.

These issues come and go. There are stretches of the book that are "ok" and then there are pages at a time where these issues are particularly bad.

The book is readable; you can make your way through the enjoyable writing without too much effort. But it's painful to read at times, and it is a real shame that that is the case
Shakagul Shakagul
Another great read/listen by turtledove- I just started reading his books and this one is really good with some concepts that are unique and fun in this genre. He obviously has a favorite "culture" so those chapters get a little run on but don't let them spoil the story. the story is full of historical, political and cultural detail along with some fictional details of the invaders that are, IMO, well thought out. good entertainment!

Per other reviews, there are some atrocious grammatical errors, but they do not take a way from the read- they are easy to work around. Knowing that going in I think helps.
Sirara Sirara
This is a very enjoyable theoretical sci-fi series, but it is not without its share of problems. I won't bother listing the things I liked or what's great about the series, because if you're reading reviews of Book 2 it probably means you've already read Book 1 and know whether or not you like the books. In short, if you liked Book 1, get Book 2, because it advances the story well.

I think the biggest problem I have with the series is that the Lizards are put across as technologically advanced and very intelligent, but they seem to pick the dumbest course of action in any given circumstance. Why did they land a ship full of nuclear weapons down on the planet's surface where it could be attacked and detonated? Why are they crossing the Russian Steppes and fighting there instead of going someplace tactically useful? If they have heat-seeking missiles and use them to blow up planes and tanks that are hidden, why don't they use them to blow up power plants and generators to cut off all electrical production, thus cutting off any hope of production capabilities the humans have?

It just seems that in every situation, the humans triumph due to "ingenuity" that comes across more as unbelievable luck as often as not, while the Lizards lose ships, weapons, men, tanks, and whatever else because they make gross tactical errors. Twenty thousand years of history taught them that attrition-based warfare is still the best way to take over an ENTIRE PLANET? I'm not a military man or a strategist, but if I arrived at an alien planet to conquer it and found half of it busy fighting itself, I don't think I'd jump in there and start fighting. Why attack every place at once, when you can focus your efforts on the places that aren't already at war, leaving the battlegrounds to continually weaken themselves? I honestly expected that aliens with interstellar travel technology would have better tactics than throwing bodies at their enemies with a handful of tanks, helicopters, and air strikes sprinkled in - and that's to say nothing of their lack of weapons ingenuity. If they'd gotten to Earth sixty years later, they'd have gotten their collective tail-stumps kicked in.

I think what it basically boils down to is that the books give me the impression that the humans win every battle but the Lizards are somehow winning the war. When baseball players are taking out tanks with bottles of alcohol and a simple rifle is good enough to take down a jet fighter, it makes me wonder why we don't resort to using rubber bands and paper clips to fight. It doesn't really add up at this point, but the books are enjoyable so I'm going to see how Book 3 goes. Hopefully we start to see some of this Balance that keeps getting mentioned in the book titles, because for the moment, it simply looks like the Lizards are going to lose by virtue of running out of weapons and ammo before they run out of bodies.

P.S. - one other serious problem is that quite a few of the characters are becoming unlikable. When a book flips from viewpoint to viewpoint, making some of the characters unlikable tempts people to put the book down for the night or actually skip sections when those characters come around.
Kata Kata
I read the first in the series and found it moderately enjoyable. That was enough to give the second book a try.

I understand Turtledove is a big name in SciFi, but from reading these two works, I'm not sure why.

The characters are very flat, and the plot is ... what plot? Oh yeah, somebody forgot the plot. The various characters plod through various challenges that are loosely linked sometimes. That's about all.

The overall concept of the book is great. World building is very good. But that won't induce me to read the final book, especially with the amont of typos in this one. I'll look up the book descriptions online. That proved more interesting than reading the first book.