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War seethed across the planet. Machines soared through the air, churned through the seas, crawled across the surface, pushing ever forward, carrying death. Earth was engaged in titanic struggle. Germany, Russia, France, China, Japan: the maps were changing day by day. The hostilities spread in ever-widening ripples of destruction: Britain, Italy, Africa...The fate of the world hung in the balance. Then the real enemy came. Out of the dark of night, out of the soft glow of dawn, out of the clear blue sky came an invasion force the likes of which Earth had never known - and worldwar was truly joined. The invaders were inhuman and they were unstoppable. Their technology was far beyond our reach, and their goal was simple. Fleetlord Atvar had arrived to claim Earth for the Empire. Never before had Earth's people been more divided. Never had the need for unity been greater. And grudgingly, inexpertly, humanity took up the challenge. In this epic novel of alternate history, Harry Turtledove takes us around the globe. We roll with German panzers; watch the coast of Britain with the RAF; and welcome alien-liberators to the Warsaw ghetto. In tiny planes we skim the vast Russian steppe, and we push the envelope of technology in secret labs at the University of Chicago. Turtledove's saga covers all the Earth, and beyond, as mankind - in all its folly and glory - faces the ultimate threat; and a turning point in history shows us a past that never was and a future that could yet come to be...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780345388520
ISBN-10: 0345388526
Format: Paperback
(176mm x 110mm x 24mm)
Pages: 30
Imprint: Del Rey Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledoveis the award-winning author of the alternate-history worksThe Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, andHow Few Remain(winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the War That Came Early novels: Hitler s War, West and East, The Big Switch, Coup d Etat, andTwo Fronts;the Worldwar saga: In the Balance, Tilting the Balance, Upsetting the Balance, andStriking the Balance;the Colonization books: Second Contact, Down to Earth, andAftershocks;the Great War epics: American Front, Walk in Hell, andBreakthroughs;the American Empire novels: Blood & Iron, The Center Cannot Hold, andVictorious Opposition;and the Settling Accounts series: Return Engagement, Drive to the East, The Grapple, andIn at the Death. Turtledove is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters: Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca."

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