By Harry Turtledove
In his acclaimed novels of exchange heritage, Harry Turtledove has scrutinized the twisted soul of the 20 th century, from the forces that set international struggle I in movement to the increase of fascism within the a long time that undefined. Now, this masterly storyteller turns his eyes to the aftermath of global struggle II and asks: In an period of nuclear posturing, what if the chilly battle had abruptly grew to become hot?
Bombs Away starts with President Harry Truman in determined session with common Douglas MacArthur, whose regulate of the floor conflict in Korea has slipped disastrously away. MacArthur acknowledges a stark fact: The U.S. army has been reduce to the bone after victory over the Nazis—while China and the USSR have equipped up their forces. the one approach to cease the Communist surge into the Korean Peninsula and store hundreds of thousands of yankee lives is thru a nuclear assault. MacArthur advocates a strike on chinese language goals in Manchuria. In real background, Truman rejected his general's recommendation; right here, he doesn't. The miscalculation becomes a catastrophe whilst Truman fails to foresee Russia's reaction.
Almost immediately, Stalin moves U.S. allies in Europe and nice Britain. because the surprise waves settle, the 2 superpowers are stuck in a scary face-off. Will they assault one another at once with nuclear guns? What international locations can be stuck in between?
The fateful international drama performs out throughout the reviews of standard people—from a British barmaid to a Ukrainian battle veteran to a determined American soldier on my own at the back of enemy strains in Korea. For them, in addition to Truman, Mao, and Stalin, the total global has turn into a battleground. Strategic moves bring about enormous pursuits of flooring troops. towns are destroyed, economies ravaged. And on a planet less than siege, the sounds and points of interest of nuclear bombs develop into a grim harbinger of a brand new truth: the fight to outlive man's maximum madness.
Praise for Bombs Away
"A interesting and compelling tale of genuine humans stuck in forces past their regulate . . . [Harry Turtledove is] the unequalled monarch of exchange history."—Analog
"Turtledove is an undisputed centerpiece of the alternate-history style, and now, to his already grand demonstrate, he's including the formidable story of a WWIII which can have happened."—Booklist
"This is Turtledove at his best."—SFRevu
"Alternate-world warrior extraordinaire Turtledove supplies the hole barrage of a brand new speculative conflict."—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Harry Turtledove
"Turtledove is the standard-bearer for exchange history."—USA at the present time
"All fairly believable . . . Turtledove's concentrate on the characters serves to fill out the massive photo with sufferer, nitty-gritty aspect. . . . Armchair warriors could have a lot to ponder."—Kirkus Reviews
"A you-are-there chronicle of conflict on land and sea and within the air."—Tor.com
"This is what substitute historical past is all about."—Historical Novel Society
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"The Hugo Award winner keeps to please in exploring the area of 'what if?' "—Library Journal
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