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Colonisation: Second Contact By Harry Turtledove

Colonisation: Second Contact
by Harry Turtledove

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Halfway through World War II aliens invaded Earth. They were repelled - but now, years later they are back . . . This is the first volume in the three-part Colonisation series, which follows the Worldwar trilogy. The whole sequence will conclude with Homeward Bound.
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Colonisation: Second Contact Summary


Colonisation: Second Contact by Harry Turtledove

Through a mixture of guts, ingenuity and sheer luck, Earth managed to defend herself from her ruthless alien would-be conquerors. The 'Race' was fought to a bloody standstill despite its awe-inspiring weaponry and experience of merciless conquest. Thousands died from enemy fire, many more from the smouldering nuclear-scarred fall-out sites. An uneasy ceasefire reigns over this divided globe, as both sides strive to test their strength through more subtle techniques.
But now, years later, this delicate equilibrium has been shattered. For the first assault was only an advance. guard. Now, a whole new fleet orbits the planet.
The real colonists have arrived, fresh and unwill to accept old compromises.

'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times
'Turtledove the standard bearer for alternate history.' USA Today

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Colonisation: Second Contact Reviews


"[A] tour-de-force of speculattive historical fiction. Highly recommended"
Library Journal


With shocking vividness, Turtledove demonstrates the extreme fragility of our modern world . . . This is state-of-the-art alternate history, nothing less * Publishers Weekly 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. * Kirkus Reviews on RETURN ENGAGEMENTS *

"An exciting, often surprising, story that will not only delight his fans but will probably send newcomers back to the WORLDWAR saga"
Publishers Weekly (starred review)


"Outstanding entertainment"
Booklist


Good fun. It has an authentic speculative quality, energy and dash. * Time Out on A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE *
Engrossing ... definitely the work of one of alternate history's authentic modern masters . . . totally fascinating. * Booklist on THE GREAT WAR series *

About Harry Turtledove


Harry Turtledove has lived in Southern California all his life. He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Los Angeles and has taught at UCLA, California State Fullerton and California State University, Los Angeles. He has written many works of speculative fiction and fantasy. He is married to the novelist Laura Frankos and they have three daughters.

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GOR001154943
Colonisation: Second Contact by Harry Turtledove
Harry Turtledove
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2000-01-20
704
0340751444
9780340751442
N/A
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