• Title: Down to Earth
  • Author: Harry Turtledove
  • ISBN: 9780345430236
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • Down to Earth In Hitler led the world s most savage military machine Stalin ruled Russia while America was just beginning to show its strength in World War II Then in Harry Turtledove s brilliantly imagined W
    In 1942 Hitler led the world s most savage military machine Stalin ruled Russia while America was just beginning to show its strength in World War II Then, in Harry Turtledove s brilliantly imagined Worldwar saga, an alien assault changed everything Nuclear destruction engulfed major cities, and the invaders claimed half the planet before an uneasy peace could be achievIn 1942 Hitler led the world s most savage military machine Stalin ruled Russia while America was just beginning to show its strength in World War II Then, in Harry Turtledove s brilliantly imagined Worldwar saga, an alien assault changed everything Nuclear destruction engulfed major cities, and the invaders claimed half the planet before an uneasy peace could be achieved.A spectacular tale of tyranny and freedom, destruction and hope, Colonization takes us into the tumultuous 1960s, as the reptilian Race ponders its uneasy future But now a new, even deadlier war threatens Though the clamoring tribes of Earth play dangerous games of diplomacy, the ultimate power broker will be the Race itself For the colonists have one option no human can ignore With a vast, ancient empire already in place, the Race has the power to annihilate every living being on planet Earth .

    One Reply to “Down to Earth”

    1. This novel is the second in Harry Turtledove's "Colonization" series. While the series is called a "tetralogy", I can only find three books--it really is a trilogy. This novel picks up where the first one (Second Contact left off. The humans on Earth have stagnated in three major civilizations; United States, The Third Reich, and the Soviet Union. The alien "race" has conquered the Southern Hemisphere, and some scattered footholds in the Northern Hemisphere.Like the first book in the series, Tur [...]

    2. Continuing from Second Contact - what is there to say? Harry Turtledove has written more alternate history SF, and written it better, than anyone else; his research is in-depth, his storytelling is exciting and well-thought-out, and his characters are memorable and appealing (most of them.) Something for just about everyone here.

    3. Thoughts while reading:This book has been better than the prior novels, overall, about the passing of time. The author has been making comments about '____ weeks ago when something happened' throughout the course of the story, which has helped the reader's frame of reference. It is kind of funny, though, when he does it in the 'middle' of a chapter [during one of the many 'dialogue breaks' ], because it makes one wonder if the time reference implies that much time has elapsed between, say, Atvar [...]

    4. 20 years post WWII and post alien invasion, the aliens have nuked the Nazi controlled Germany. If the rest of the human race continues to be hard to subdue, the aliens may have to do the same with all humanity. How the rest of the world will respond will be in the next book.

    5. I have found the entire World War Series interesting and entertaining. I do find that Turtledove tends to repeat information in his books to often, its not like his readers can't remember information from one book to another!Also Turtledove should stop writing sex dialog. Sorry buddy, you are just not very good at that.What Turtledove is great at is presenting history from an alturnate reality. I find the books captivating and wanting more. Could stand a little less of hearing (And I Great You S [...]

    6. The sixth of eight books in the Tosev series, the story followed characters that have been developed throughout, they have aged and their children take a more focal role. The Lizards are keeping an uneasy peace but the Reich have another adgenda and old scores to setttle with inevitable consequences, or has this stretched the Lizards recources to the limit?This, in common with the rest of the series, is a long book with over 600 pages which I read on a Kindle unfortunately these devices never qu [...]

    7. The Worldwar/Colonization series continues to be super awesome. You'd think the setting would run out of relevant story, but it's just heating up in Down to Earth! The characters from Second Contact (I don't think there were any new ones) continue to be compelling and exciting. I continue to enjoy the series greatly, although I am running out of new things to say about it in review! Read my full review at my book review blog.

    8. Durante la seconda guerra mondiale una razza aliena, i Rettili, invade la Terra. Il corso del conflitto cambia volto, e nuove alleanze e coalizioni si formano per affrontare un nemico oscuro e potente. Con il trascorrere degli anni un nuovo ordine mondiale inizia a prendere forma, ma tutte le nazioni devono abituarsi a convivere con i nuovi inquilini del pianeta, ormai pronti alla colonizzazione dell'umanità.

    9. Meh, I didn't like this as much as the first series. The characters and, particularly the plot, were not quite as interesting. And Turtledove's constant repetition of basic difference between the humans and the lizards approached ridiculous. There was also some very bad science-fiction writing used to pad out the book, e.g. bland and tedious descriptions of shuttle crafts taking off and landing is the stuff that gives science fiction a bad name.

    10. I said after the first one that this was obviously one book cut into 3, and I stand by that claim. This one just stops. The Germans get bum-paddled by the aliens and then it just stops. Odd. Still pulpy but fun. Rated MA for sex scenes, nudity, moderate coarse language, moderate violence, war themes. 3/5

    11. This was an excellent series. Not only did Turtledove create excellent characters, but he created a great story line that moves well from book to book. If you like the series, you can hardly wait until the next book comes out. Luckily, Turtledove is one of the most prolific writers out there today.

    12. The series continues to be strong and enjoyable, and after a first volume that was rather slow this one picked the pace rather quickly! As always I felt the most enjoyable bits were when the two races met and explored their differences which are both few and many at the same time.

    13. This is such a long series, but I just have to keep on reading to find out how it ends. One more book to go. Harry Turtledove has the most fascinating imagination. He uses real history and then changes things, like aliens invading Earth during WWII in this case.

    14. Pas de doute, cette deuxième trilogie Colonization est meilleure que Worldwar, celle à laquelle elle fait suite. Ce deuxième volume était passionnant, un vrai régal !

    15. Turtledove, Turtledove, Turtledove! I love the way Turtledove turns the world on its ear with the coming of the Race. Turtledove writing is rich and detailed. I'd call it luscious.

    16. This would all be better without the Sam Yeager "save everyone" storyline which takes up half the book. Other than that, I enjoyed it, but it's at best the same as all the others.

    17. Another long read, which was on a slow boil for 80% of the book. But then the conclusion was terrific stuff that certainly has kept me interested for Book 7.

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