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Colonisation: Down to Earth

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444745047

Price: £8.39

ON SALE: 30th August 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

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The tumultuous 1960s have arrived, and the alien reptilian race ponders its uneasy future on the planet it calls Tosev 3. The United States has prospered since the war and has sent a manned spaceship deep into space. On the other side of the globe, the German Reich remains bloodied but unbowed, brandishing a frightening new weapon and always poised for war. China strains under alien occupation, and from Poland to Jerusalem, Jews must choose between aiding the Race or the Reich. Down to Earth is populated by a cast that includes the famous, from Khomeini to Himmler, and the unkonwn – drug smugglers, soldiers and lovers – in a spectacular tale of tyranny and freedom, destruction and hope. ‘The wizard of If.’ Chicago Sun-Times ‘Turtledove the standard bearer for alternate history.’ USA Today

Reviews

With shocking vividness, Turtledove demonstrates the extreme fragility of our modern world . . . This is state-of-the-art alternate history, nothing less
<i>Publishers Weekly</i> 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.
<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> on RETURN ENGAGEMENTS
Good fun. It has an authentic speculative quality, energy and dash.
<i>Time Out</i> on A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Engrossing ... definitely the work of one of alternate history's authentic modern masters . . . totally fascinating.
<i>Booklist</i> on THE GREAT WAR series