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Title:
Alternate generals II
Author:
Turtledove, Harry.
Publication Information:
Riverdale, NY : Baen ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
339 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
American mandate / Jim Fiscus -- Southern strategy / Michael F. Flynn -- Uncle Alf / Harry Turtledove -- Horizon / Noreen Doyle -- Devil's bargain / Judith Tarr -- George Patton slept here / Roland J. Green -- Tarnished Glory / Chris Bunch -- Compadres / S.M. Stirling & Richard Foss -- And the glory of them / Susan Shwartz -- Twelve legions of angels / R.M. Meluch -- In the prison of his days / Joel Richards -- Labor relations / Esther M. Friesner -- Empire / William Sanders.
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ISBN:
9780743435284
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The decade's foremost writer of alternate history science fiction returns with a second volume of what-if scenarios featuring Sir Francis Drake and other great leaders.


Author Notes

Harry Turtledove was born in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 1949. He received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history from UCLA in 1977. From the late 1970's to the early 1980's, he worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He left in 1991 to become full-time writer.

His first two novels, Wereblood and Werenight, were published in 1979 under the pseudonym Eric G. Iverson because his editor did not think people would believe that Turtledove was his real name. He used this name until 1985 when he published Herbig-Haro and And So to Bed under his real name. He has received numerous awards including the Homer Award for Short Story for Designated Hitter in 1990, the John Esthen Cook Award for Southern Fiction for Guns of the Southand in 1993, and the Hugo Award for Novella for Down in the Bottomlands in 1994.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

In this collection of alternate-history short stories, Judith Tarr returns readers to the Crusades in "Devil's Bargain" and lets Richard the Lion-Hearted capture Jerusalem, the prize real history denied him. The kaiser prevails in World War I in editor Turtledove's "Uncle Alf," which is otherwise a speculation on whether Hitler could have risen in some other fashion. One of history's favorite whipping boys, General Custer, shows up for more trouble in World War II in Chris Bunch's witty "Tarnished Glory: Custer and the Waffen SS." Not every story's protagonist is a general, however. In Michael F. Flynn's "Southern Strategy," Adlai Stevenson battles for civil rights in an Alabama that has been partitioned into French and German zones because the U.S. failed to enter World War II. Every bit as entertaining as the first Alternate Generals (1998). --John Mort


Publisher's Weekly Review

Napoleon is in New Orleans in William Sanders's "Empire"; the German Empire thrives in 1929 in Harry Turtledove's "Uncle Alf"; Pancho Villa's about to become the vice-president in S.M. Stirling and Richard Foss's "Compadres"; and General Patton gets a new diary in Roland J. Green's "George Patton Slept Here." In Alternate Generals II, a collection of 13 wild speculations for those who enjoy specifically military alternative histories, Harry Turtledove (Colonization: Aftershocks) also gathers stories from the likes of Chris Bunch, Michael F. Flynn and Susan Shwartz. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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