• Title: Aftershocks
  • Author: Harry Turtledove
  • ISBN: 9780345430243
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Aftershocks Set in the same universe as the Worldwar series Colonization Aftershocks brings us to Earth in the s where four superpowers rule the United States Russia Nazi Germany and the aliens of the Ra
    Set in the same universe as the Worldwar series, Colonization Aftershocks brings us to Earth in the 1960s, where four superpowers rule the United States, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the aliens of the Race The arrival of the aliens shot Earth technology forward at a dizzying rate the world of 1960 includes routine space shuttle traffic, computers on every desk, and otherSet in the same universe as the Worldwar series, Colonization Aftershocks brings us to Earth in the 1960s, where four superpowers rule the United States, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the aliens of the Race.The arrival of the aliens shot Earth technology forward at a dizzying rate the world of 1960 includes routine space shuttle traffic, computers on every desk, and other high tech advancements Aftershocks reveals that it was the United States that launched the nuclear offensive against the aliens, and when the aliens learn the truth, Indianapolis disappears in nuclear fire In alien held China, a full fledged rebellion is launched, and in Poland, a nuclear bomb goes missing held by Jewish forces who seek to use it against the Nazis.The nations of Earth begin to realize that their only hope in holding back the aliens will be to work together Because separately, they may face extinction.About the Author Harry Turtledove is a Hugo Award winning and critically acclaimed writer of science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history His novels include The Guns of the South, How Few Remain winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel and the Worldwar tetralogy The Great War American Front was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1998.

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    1. This novel is the third and final in Harry Turtledove's "Colonization" trilogy. It is set in the mid-1960's, about 20 years after an alien race interrupted World War II. The aliens came, expecting an easy conquest of Earth. Instead, they found that humans adapt more quickly, advance more rapidly in technology, and are far more duplicitous than they are, themselves.The story continues right where the second book in the trilogy left off. There are about eight subplots in the novel. Some of the sub [...]

    2. Thoughts while reading:It is funny, but it just struck me why the whole Russian dialectic statements sound familiar to me. For instance, "Even the dialectic shows only trends, not details" (p. 118) sounded so familiar! Then it hit me! It reminds me of the obnoxious statements made throughout the Foundation series, where people would sit in front of Seldon's tomb and wait for Seldon's hologram to appear and reveal the 'next big trend' they were supposed to be processing to be able to move on as a [...]

    3. Oddly, this one just stops. Lizards and humans struggle to get on with life for a few years of time, with a couple of bits of hazard, and then the book just stops. Almost mid-sentence. No big climax, no resolution, nothing. Strange. Rated M for some violence, coarse language and sex scenes. 2.5/5

    4. This is the seventh of the Lizard stories and reaches a point where the factions that have been involved in and fought out the wars with the Lizards come to an impasse, leaving an uncertainty for the final book Homeward Bound. Nuclear bombs have been launched against the USA and German but the Lizards have also suffered serious losses all the while the Colonisation fleet attempts to establish the Race on Tosev 3 (Earth).Unfortunately this is quite a large book and at places is tedious by nature, [...]

    5. I read this book thinking there was another book left in the series, and when I went to go reserve the next title, I found out there are no more books left. I'm very sad. These books were often repetitive but they had endless fascinating insights into what contact with an alien race could conceivably be like. I hope the author comes back and finishes a fourth novel in the series.

    6. This does not have a good ending.I'm reading Homebound next and it better tie up some of these loose ends.The continuing story of the alien invasion of Earth during WWII, now in the mid sixties, is still a compelling read.

    7. Troisième et dernier volume de la trilogie Colonization, et c'est du même niveau que les deux premiers volets, c'est-à-dire très bon. Il ne me reste plus maintenant qu'à lire Homeward Bound, le roman qui clôture la saga formée par les deux trilogies Worldwar et Colonization, pour dire au revoir aux envahisseurs reptiliens.

    8. First off, Harry Turtledove has a habit of mentioning cities I personally know; in How Few Remain, it was Jeffersonville, Indiana; in here, it was Indianapolis. Unfortunately, Indianapolis takes a bit of an off-screen pounding in this book. Ouch. At any rate, it was interesting, and I thought the teddy bear at the end was hilarious. There was an inconsistency in that one character was in jail and out and in again; also, I notice that Turtledove has a habit of characters in different books say ce [...]

    9. Il ciclo di 'Colonizzazione', di cui questo è il terzo volume, prosegue la saga di 'Invasione' e si svolge vent'anni dopo. I Rettili controllano parte della Terra ma non sono riusciti a sottomettere le principali potenze, mentre gli umani si sono adattati alla loro presenza, presi fra la tendenza a lasciarsi assimilare e l'insopprimibile desiderio di ribellione. In questo volume si alternano l'ordalia parallela del pilota tedesco Johannes Drucker e del capo ribelle ebreo Mordechai Anielewicz in [...]

    10. 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 [...]

    11. This book doesn't even remotely tie off most of its plot threads - the author just stopped writing at some point. Many characters' plot arcs for the last three books come to precisely nothing. There also seems to be a huge inconsistency in Marseille - a character gets out of jail twice somehow (with no indication that he was re-arrested). It's a good read if you're invested in the universe but it's not good objectively.

    12. This book was awesome in that it continued the stories of the characters from previous books who, as I've mentioned, I really like. This book was also very disappointing in that it has no conclusion!Read my full review at my book review blog

    13. On to book 8 of the series. I have to finish this to find out what happens but it's been a long read. Generations go by, people disappear from one book to the next and you never know what actually happened to some of them. But #8 is sitting on my coffee table.

    14. 7th book in the series, one to go. A step down from the last one too. Some good ideas, but I figured out the "big reveal" last book already so all in all, the whole premise was a bit predictable. Looking forward to finishing this off and moving on

    15. I really didn't like this book. I thought it was actually going to be alternate history, but in reality it was just a weird science fiction story with no real hook. I stopped reading half way through.

    16. The second four-book series about humanity's encounter with alien invaders moves toward its conclusion - more of Harry Turtledove's excellent-as-usual alternate history SF, blending action with serious ideas and appealing human interest. I hope he never gets tired of writing.

    17. Thoroughly enjoyable pulpit isn't great literature, it isn't great sci-fi ( there's barely any sci in it), it won't change your life, but it is a great commuter novel and ever so slightly thought provoking.

    18. Not a bad book. One exception is Turtledove's habit of using the names of real historical figures and make them do things that are completely out of character. If you ignore this, the book is enjoyable.

    19. Harry Turtledove, aliens, changing history. Good and bad parts in every book in this series. At times I felt the book flew, at other times I felt I had to force myself to continue.

    20. Was a bit disappointed about the obvious secret that wasn't at all surprising. I was hoping that it would be an actual secret but wasn't.

    21. This book just sort of stopped. Nothing resolved other than a one paragraph hint at a sequel. Enjoyed the series, but the end of each book was a let down.

    22. Very little in the way of keen insights. What was the point? Difficult to believe that young people would behave like lizards.

    23. The storyline, if nothing else, just keeps diving in this series. The first trilogy was better in every respect.But what I really don't understand is how this is the last book in the trilogy.

    24. Una storia bellissima, con personaggi reali e inventati uno più affascinante dell'altro.Ma scritto male male male.Occorre una forza di volontà enorme per non scagliare il libro dalla finestra.

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