Second Contact (Colonization #1)
The extra-terrestrials, who call themselves "the race", are lizard ...more
This book is taking a while to read. I realize it is setting the scenario up for the next two books in the series, but it still seems to be moving slow in parts. It is definitely a book I have not had any problem putting down to do something else at times.
We do not need a constant rehash of how evil the Nazis were in World War II. We already know how evil they were, and it was covered extensively in the first book.
Not to discount what the Jews [and other 'undesirables'] ...more
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 ...more
Mentre sulla Terra è in corso la Seconda Guerra Mondiale, improvvisamente una flotta d'invasione di una razza aliena attacca il pianeta, con l'obiettivo di annetterla al suo impero interstellare. Ciò produce un vero e proprio trauma sulle culture umane, che, per conservare la propria libertà, si vedono costrette a rovesciare le alleanze e a coalizzarsi contro il comune nemico.
Good concept art the end, but boring narrative.
Still well-written, though, while still being unsurprising in almost every respect. But hey, I guess if the formulas work, why mess with them? At least he avoided the trap ...more
I can't decide whether Turtledove's style of constantly recapping the plot is a good or a bad thing. One on hand it is almost impossible to lose track of the story. On the other I think that five books in we don't need to be reminded continually that the probe the Lizards sent showed men on horseback etc...
Overall an enjoyable read.
Alternate History... of course, highly interesting. Hehe, I just wait for the tales after this one, Wiki says: we will even overcome The Race, and even conquer. THATS a little ahead, but still. I like it. At least a tale that covers thousands of pages- of which Im fond of. Yep.
Never spare me my unreality.
I just guess- that, reading this, it is finally made clear that humankind might be a force to be considered. In the long run, the very long one.
There are still ...more
e come mai gli alieni sono sempre pià lenti e crapuloni degli umani?
unico difetto d iquesto libro sono i troppi punti di vista daranno si una visione d'insieme del tutto ma si perde il filo e poi io tendo ad appassionarmi sempre e solo ad una delle trame ....
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 sce ...more