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Harry Turtledove

Author of The Guns of the South

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About the Author

Harry Turtledove was born in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 1949. He received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history from UCLA in 1977. From the late 1970's to the early 1980's, he worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He left in 1991 to become full-time writer. show more His first two novels, Wereblood and Werenight, were published in 1979 under the pseudonym Eric G. Iverson because his editor did not think people would believe that Turtledove was his real name. He used this name until 1985 when he published Herbig-Haro and And So to Bed under his real name. He has received numerous awards including the Homer Award for Short Story for Designated Hitter in 1990, the John Esthen Cook Award for Southern Fiction for Guns of the Southand in 1993, and the Hugo Award for Novella for Down in the Bottomlands in 1994. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Harry Turtledove

The Guns of the South (1992) 1,712 copies
Worldwar: In the Balance (1994) 1,537 copies
How Few Remain (1997) 1,197 copies
Worldwar: Tilting the Balance (1995) 1,134 copies
Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance (1996) 1,119 copies
Worldwar: Striking the Balance (1996) 1,043 copies
The Great War: American Front (1998) 1,033 copies
Colonization: Second Contact (1999) 856 copies
The Great War: Walk In Hell (1999) 799 copies
Colonization: Down to Earth (2000) 792 copies
The Great War: Breakthroughs (2000) 745 copies
Ruled Britannia (2002) 732 copies
Colonization: Aftershocks (2001) 705 copies
Into the Darkness (1999) 649 copies
The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century (2001) — Editor; Contributor; Introduction — 569 copies
Homeward Bound (2005) 568 copies
Household Gods (1999) 566 copies
The Misplaced Legion (1987) 540 copies
Agent of Byzantium (1987) 524 copies
The Two Georges (1995) 493 copies
An Emperor for the Legion (1987) 433 copies
Opening Atlantis (2007) 427 copies
Days of Infamy (2004) 416 copies
Darkness Descending (2000) 411 copies
The Legion of Videssos (1987) 394 copies
Gunpowder Empire (2003) 388 copies
Krispos Rising (1991) 386 copies
Swords of the Legion (1987) 385 copies
The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century (2005) — Editor — 384 copies
End of the Beginning (2005) 367 copies
A World of Difference (1990) 331 copies
Hitler's War (2009) 323 copies
Departures (1993) 315 copies
Through the Darkness (2001) 315 copies
Worlds That Weren't (2002) — Contributor — 305 copies
Between the Rivers (1998) 301 copies
The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century (2001) — Editor; Contributor — 295 copies
Krispos of Videssos (1991) 285 copies
The Man with the Iron Heart (2008) 273 copies
Alternate Generals (1998) — Editor — 269 copies
Rulers of the Darkness (2002) 267 copies
Jaws of Darkness (2003) 240 copies
Curious Notions (2004) 236 copies
Supervolcano: Eruption (2011) 231 copies
West and East (2010) 217 copies
Krispos the Emperor (1994) 215 copies
A Different Flesh (1989) 204 copies
Counting Up, Counting Down (2002) 201 copies
Liberating Atlantis (2010) 197 copies
Noninterference (1988) 196 copies
The Gladiator (2007) 194 copies
Out of the Darkness (2004) 190 copies
The Bastard King (2003) 185 copies
Bombs Away: The Hot War (2015) 185 copies
Sentry Peak (2000) 183 copies
In High Places (2006) 179 copies
Atlantis and Other Places (2010) 170 copies
Hammer and Anvil (1996) 164 copies
The Big Switch (2011) 153 copies
Thessalonica (1997) — Author — 151 copies
The Thousand Cities (1997) 150 copies
Wisdom of the Fox (1999) 145 copies
Werenight (1994) — Author — 142 copies
Prince of the North (1994) 141 copies
Supervolcano: All Fall Down (2012) 141 copies
Blood Feuds (1993) 138 copies
Videssos Besieged (1998) 136 copies
Justinian (1998) 136 copies
Alternate Generals II (2002) — Editor — 136 copies
Over the Wine-Dark Sea (2001) 131 copies
After the Downfall (2008) 130 copies
Coup d'Etat (2012) 126 copies
Fox and Empire (1998) 123 copies
Give Me Back My Legions! (2009) 120 copies
King of the North (1996) 119 copies
Alternate Generals III (2007) — Editor; Contributor — 119 copies
Earthgrip (1991) 116 copies
Marching Through Peachtree (2001) 115 copies
The Chernagor Pirates (2004) 110 copies
Kaleidoscope (1990) 107 copies
Advance and Retreat (2004) 104 copies
Two Fronts (2013) 104 copies
Fallout: The Hot War (2016) 98 copies
Conan of Venarium (2003) 96 copies
Bridge of the Separator (2005) 91 copies
The Gryphon's Skull (2002) 89 copies
Through Darkest Europe (2018) 84 copies
The Scepter's Return (2006) 83 copies
Tale of the Fox (2000) 83 copies
Armistice: The Hot War (2017) — Author — 82 copies
Joe Steele (2015) 82 copies
Three Miles Down (2022) 81 copies
The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age (2004) — Editor — 81 copies
Alpha and Omega (2019) 78 copies
The Breath of God (2008) 75 copies
The Enchanter Completed (2005) — Editor — 75 copies
The Golden Shrine (2009) 74 copies
Every Inch a King (2005) 55 copies
Videssos Cycle, Volume One (2013) 54 copies
The Sacred Land (2003) 50 copies
Wereblood (1978) 47 copies
Owls to Athens (2004) 44 copies
3 × T (2004) 42 copies
Shtetl Days (2011) 33 copies
The Time of Troubles II (2002) 28 copies
Videssos Cycle, Volume Two (2013) 26 copies
Lee at the Alamo (2011) 21 copies
On The Train (2012) 20 copies
Reincarnations (2010) 20 copies
Manuscript Tradition (2020) 15 copies
We Haven't Got There Yet (2009) 14 copies
The Star and the Rockets (2009) 12 copies
Or Even Eagle Flew (2021) 12 copies
Vilcabamba (2010) 11 copies
Salamis (2020) 11 copies
The House That George Built (2009) 10 copies
The Road Not Taken (1985) 9 copies
Hail! Hail! (2018) 8 copies
Wages of Sin (2023) 8 copies
Running of the Bulls (2013) 7 copies
Something Going Around (2014) 7 copies
Typecasting (2016) 6 copies
Herbig-Haro 5 copies
The Audubon In Atlantis (2005) 5 copies
No Period (2020) 4 copies
The Decoy Duck 3 copies
Bedfellows 3 copies
Appeasement (2009) 3 copies
In This Season 3 copies
Not All Wolves 3 copies
The Pugnacious Peacemaker (1990) 3 copies
Donner Summit 2 copies
Mebodes' Fly 1 copy
Black Tulip 1 copy
Hammerfall 1 copy
Uncle Alf 1 copy
Hi, Colonic 1 copy
Lure 1 copy
Vermin 1 copy
Getting Real 1 copy
Honeymouth 1 copy
Birdwitching 1 copy

Associated Works

After the King (1991) — Contributor — 768 copies
Requiem (1992) — Contributor — 739 copies
Chicks in Chainmail (1995) — Contributor — 738 copies
Meditations on Middle Earth (2001) — Contributor — 573 copies
The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contributor — 572 copies
Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov (1989) — Contributor — 545 copies
The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998) — Contributor, some editions — 516 copies
Did You Say Chicks?! (1998) — Contributor — 486 copies
Chicks 'N Chained Males (1999) — Contributor — 468 copies
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (2001) — Contributor — 453 copies
The Chick is in the Mail (2000) — Contributor — 417 copies
Savage Pellucidar (1963) — Introduction, some editions — 412 copies
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Contributor — 399 copies
Turn the Other Chick (2004) — Contributor — 306 copies
By Blood We Live (2009) — Contributor — 302 copies
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Contributor — 255 copies
Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History (1998) — Contributor — 252 copies
The Burning Eye (1988) — Contributor — 227 copies
If The South Had Won The Civil War (1961) — Introduction — 221 copies
Federations (2009) — Contributor — 210 copies
Alternate Empires (What Might Have Been, Vol. 1) (1989) — Contributor — 209 copies
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Contributor — 205 copies
Lest Darkness Fall & To Bring the Light (1996) — Introduction, some editions — 204 copies
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection (1987) — Contributor — 203 copies
Diplomacy Guild (1990) — Contributor — 203 copies
The Stars at War (1986) — Contributor, some editions — 192 copies
Alternate Heroes (What Might Have Been, Vol. 2) (1989) — Contributor — 190 copies
Drakas! (2000) — Contributor — 172 copies
Death's Head Rebellion (1990) — Contributor — 170 copies
Witch Way to the Mall (2009) — Contributor — 151 copies
Codominium: Revolt on War World (1992) — Contributor — 145 copies
Alternate Kennedys (1992) — Contributor — 143 copies
Alien Contact [ebook] (2011) — Contributor; Contributor — 143 copies
The Dragon Done It (2008) — Contributor — 136 copies
Universe 10 (1980) — Contributor — 133 copies
Sauron Dominium (1991) — Contributor, some editions — 132 copies
Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights (1988) — Contributor — 130 copies
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003) — Contributor — 126 copies
Spells of Wonder (1989) — Contributor — 119 copies
The Ultimate Dinosaur (1992) — Contributor — 117 copies
Warrior (1986) — Contributor — 114 copies
The New Hugo Winners, Volume IV (1997) — Contributor — 114 copies
Alternate Wars (What Might Have Been, Vol. 3) (1991) — Contributor — 112 copies
After Armageddon (1990) — Contributor — 111 copies
The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth (2016) — Contributor — 102 copies
Armageddon (1990) — Contributor — 99 copies
Alternate Americas (What Might Have Been, Vol. 4) (1992) — Contributor, some editions — 99 copies
Alien Pregnant by Elvis (1994) — Contributor — 91 copies
The Best of Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine (1991) — Contributor — 91 copies
New Magics (2004) — Contributor — 91 copies
Nebula Awards Showcase 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 90 copies
Guns of Darkness (1987) — Contributor — 90 copies
Phases in Chaos (1991) — Contributor — 86 copies
Call to Battle! (1988) — Contributor — 83 copies
Ancient Enchantresses (1995) — Contributor — 83 copies
Unnatural Diplomacy (1992) — Contributor — 83 copies
The Madness of Cthulhu (vol 1) (2014) — Contributor — 82 copies
Alien Crimes (2007) — Contributor — 81 copies
Crime Through Time III (2000) — Contributor — 80 copies
Futureshocks (2006) — Contributor — 80 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 (1986) — Contributor — 76 copies
The Secret History of Vampires (2007) — Contributor — 74 copies
Chicks and Balances (2015) — Contributor — 73 copies
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (2015) — Contributor — 72 copies
Arabesques II (1989) — Contributor — 71 copies
Dinosaurs! (1990) — Contributor — 60 copies
Chicks Ahoy! (2010) — Contributor — 57 copies
Virtuous Vampires (1996) — Contributor — 54 copies
Something Magic This Way Comes (2008) — Contributor — 52 copies
Isaac Asimov's Wonders of the World (1982) — Contributor — 51 copies
Christmas Bestiary (1992) — Contributor — 51 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #16 (1987) — Contributor — 50 copies
Ripper (1988) — Contributor — 50 copies
Flights: Extreme Visions Fantasy, Vol II (2006) — Contributor — 47 copies
Time Twisters (2007) — Contributor — 47 copies
The Fantastic World War II: The War That Wasn't (1990) — Contributor — 45 copies
Best Short Novels 2006 (2006) — Contributor — 42 copies
I, Alien (1657) — Contributor — 41 copies
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies
Golden Reflections (2011) — Contributor — 37 copies
Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead (2017) — Contributor — 35 copies
Isaac Asimov's Father's Day (2001) — Contributor — 34 copies
Werewolves: A Collection of Original Stories (1988) — Contributor — 33 copies
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 32 copies
Space Cadets (2006) — Contributor — 30 copies
The Touch (2000) — Contributor — 29 copies
The Tales from the Miskatonic University Library (2017) — Contributor — 24 copies
Alternate Peace (2019) 17 copies
Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People (2020) — Contributor — 17 copies
Orphans of the Night (1995) — Contributor — 16 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 31, No. 6 [June 2007] (2007) — Contributor — 14 copies
Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction (2003) — Contributor — 11 copies
Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories (2019) — Contributor — 8 copies
I mondi del possibile (1993) — Contributor — 7 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 155 (August 2019) (2019) — Contributor — 7 copies
Tor.com Short Fiction: Nov/Dec 2020 — Contributor — 7 copies
Tor.com Short Fiction: Winter 2020 (2020) — Contributor — 7 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 200 (May 2023) — Contributor — 4 copies
The Reinvented Detective (2023) — Contributor — 4 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 175 (April 2021) (2021) — Interviewed — 3 copies
Forever Magazine Issue 24 (2017) — Contributor — 2 copies
Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 35, November 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 1 copy
Lace and Blade 5 (2019) — Contributor — 1 copy

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In this alternate history series and Turtledove’s Worldwar series. The thesis of a confederate civil war win extended to WWI was interesting. However, the slow pace by minute detail was a slog and I gave up on it about six hours into the 26 hour listen. Since I gave the first book of the series one star also, I see no reason to begin book 3 of the trilogy.
 
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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