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Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance by Harry…

Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance

by Harry Turtledove

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Series: Worldwar (3), Tosev Timeline (3)

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the third book in the Worldwar series is better than the second, IMO and character development, not a HTD highpoint, is a great deal better than his other casts. By now we've had a chance to live with this group. The research is of a high standard, and the widening war is well portrayed. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Sep 16, 2013 |
The sagga continues as the earth forces strive to block the lizards from taking over the earth. A good enjoyable read. ( )
  dswaddell | May 8, 2010 |
Turtledove's alternate-history-by-numbers continues with the third of the WorldWar series. This chunky tome continues to follow the diverse set of people across the Superpowers as they defend themselves from oppression. The aliens too are struggling to find the resources necessary to fight a prolonged war, light years from home. The story's perspective sways from alien to human throughout the novel, each chapter detailing the horrors of war on our planet. There's no conclusion here, as expected in a middle chapter, however very few of the characters achieve much throughout this book, which ultimately makes it hard going. The final quarter holds some unexpected turns which ensure readers will see it through and return for more. ( )
  SonicQuack | Mar 2, 2010 |
I thought the first half of this was starting to pall and lacked the excitement of the first two books. There were too many set piece battles, not enough plot. I got a bit irritated by the endless repetition - banging on over and over again about the Race's conservatism and slow adaptations to technology compared to that of humans, and the way ginger distorts their judgement but leaves then thinking it enhances it. The plot did pick up though and the tit for tat atomic bomb blasts quite chilling. The twist at the end bodes well for a more interesting fourth volume. ( )
  john257hopper | Jan 27, 2010 |
Volume 3 of series. ( )
  stpnwlf | Jul 17, 2007 |
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Communist China, Japan, Nazi Germany, the United States: they began World War II as mortal enemies. But suddenly their only hope for survival--never mind victory--was to unite to stop a mighty foe--one whose frightening technology appeared invincible.

Far worse beings than the Nazis were loose. From Warsaw to Moscow to China's enemy-occupied Forbidden City, the nations of the world had been forced into an uneasy alliance since humanity began its struggle against overwhelming odds. In Britain and Germany, where the banshee wail of hostile jets screamed across the land, caches of once-forbidden weapons were unearthed, and unthinkable tactics were employed against the enemy. Brilliantly innovative military strategists confronted challenges unprecedented in the history of warfare.

Even as lack of fuel forced people back to horse and carriage, physicists worked feverishly to create the first atomic bombs--with horrifying results. City after city joined the radioactive pyre as the planet erupted in fiery ruins. Yet the crisis continued--on land, sea, and in the air--as humanity writhed in global combat. The tactics of daredevil guerrillas everywhere became increasingly ingenious against a superior foe whose desperate retaliation would grow ever more fearsome.

No one had ever put the United States, or the world, in such deadly danger. But if the carnage and annihilation ever stopped, would there be any pieces to pick up?

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An alternate history in which the enemies of World War II suspend hostilities to fight invaders from outer space. In this, the third volume in the series, a shortage of gasoline has forced them to fall back on World War I-style regiments of cavalry, horse-drawn artillery and troops of cyclists. They have also resurrected a banned weapon, poison gas.… (more)

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