Harry Turtledove





Harry Turtledove


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

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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
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The Guns of the South

3.95 avg rating — 6,654 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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In the Balance (Worldwar, #1)

3.80 avg rating — 5,092 ratings — published 1994 — 26 editions
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How Few Remain: A Novel of ...

3.88 avg rating — 3,886 ratings — published 1997 — 13 editions
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Tilting the Balance (Worldw...

3.80 avg rating — 3,754 ratings — published 1995 — 22 editions
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Striking the Balance (World...

3.80 avg rating — 3,496 ratings — published 1996 — 23 editions
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Upsetting the Balance (Worl...

3.78 avg rating — 3,425 ratings — published 1996 — 22 editions
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American Front (The Great W...

3.87 avg rating — 2,967 ratings — published 1998 — 18 editions
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Walk in Hell (Great War, #2)

3.89 avg rating — 2,552 ratings — published 1999 — 14 editions
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Breakthroughs (The Great Wa...

3.92 avg rating — 2,397 ratings — published 2000 — 14 editions
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Second Contact (Colonizatio...

3.74 avg rating — 2,430 ratings — published 1999 — 20 editions
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“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.”
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“People were as they were, not not as he wished them to be.”
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