Harry Turtledove





Harry Turtledove

Author profile


born
in Los Angeles, California, The United States
June 14, 1949

gender
male

website

genre


About this author

Dr Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, who has produced a sizeable number of works in several genres including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction.

Harry Turtledove attended UCLA, where he received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977.

Turtledove has been dubbed "The Master of Alternate History". Within this genre he is known both for creating original scenarios: such as survival of the Byzantine Empire; an alien invasion in the middle of the World War II; and for giving a fresh and original treatment to themes previously dealt with by other authors, such as the victory of the South in the American Civil War; and of Nazi Germany in the Second World War.

His novels have been credited with bringing al
...more


Average rating: 3.74 · 91,645 ratings · 4,197 reviews · 268 distinct works · Similar authors
The Guns of the South
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,181 ratings — published 1992 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In the Balance (Worldwar, #1)
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,971 ratings — published 1994 — 26 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
How Few Remain (Timeline-19...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 3,078 ratings — published 1997 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tilting the Balance (Worldw...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,974 ratings — published 1995 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Striking the Balance (World...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 2,792 ratings — published 1996 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Upsetting the Balance (Worl...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,711 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
American Front (The Great W...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 2,413 ratings — published 1998 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Walk in Hell (Great War, #2)
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,079 ratings — published 1999
Rate this book
Clear rating
Breakthroughs (The Great Wa...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,944 ratings — published 2000 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Second Contact (Colonizatio...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,929 ratings — published 1999 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Harry Turtledove…
In the Balance Tilting the Balance Upsetting the Balance Striking the Balance Second Contact Down to Earth Aftershocks
Tosev (8 books)
by
3.7317503609818705 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 18,699 ratings

In the Balance Tilting the Balance Upsetting the Balance Striking the Balance
Worldwar (4 books)
by
3.767172812725958 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 12,447 ratings

American Front Walk in Hell Breakthroughs
Great War (3 books)
by
3.8665320074580483 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 6,436 ratings

Return Engagement Drive to the East The Grapple In at the Death
Settling Accounts (4 books)
by
3.9084038150080977 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 5,557 ratings

Second Contact Down to Earth Aftershocks
Colonization (3 books)
by
3.6726202158979393 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 5,095 ratings

More series by Harry Turtledove…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“You count snouts,” Straha said. “Whichever side can persuade most snouts to join it prevails. It does not have to be clever. It does not have to be wise. It only needs to be popular.”
Harry Turtledove, Second Contact

“...Do you see things in black and white, or are there shades of gray for you?"
"I hope there's gray...Black and white make things easier, but only if you don't want to think.”
Harry Turtledove, In at the Death

“People were as they were, not not as he wished them to be.”
Harry Turtledove, The Misplaced Legion

Polls

This is the July Fantasy Selection

 
  10 votes 25.6%

 
  9 votes 23.1%

 
  8 votes 20.5%

 
  7 votes 17.9%

 
  5 votes 12.8%

39 total votes
2 comments
More...


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Harry to Goodreads.