New PDF release: Bombs Away (Hot War, Book 1)

New PDF release: Bombs Away (Hot War, Book 1)

By Harry Turtledove

In his acclaimed novels of exchange historical past, Harry Turtledove has scrutinized the twisted soul of the 20th century, from the forces that set global warfare I in movement to the increase of fascism within the a long time that undefined. Now, this masterly storyteller turns his eyes to the aftermath of global conflict II and asks: In an period of nuclear posturing, what if the chilly struggle had unexpectedly became hot?

Bombs Away starts with President Harry Truman in determined session with basic Douglas MacArthur, whose keep watch over of the floor warfare in Korea has slipped disastrously away. MacArthur acknowledges a stark fact: The U.S. army has been reduce to the bone after victory over the Nazis—while China and the USSR have equipped up their forces. the one option to cease the Communist surge into the Korean Peninsula and retailer hundreds of thousands of yank lives is thru a nuclear assault. MacArthur advocates a strike on chinese language goals in Manchuria. In genuine background, Truman rejected his general's suggestion; the following, he doesn't. The miscalculation becomes a catastrophe while Truman fails to foresee Russia's reaction.

Almost immediately, Stalin moves U.S. allies in Europe and nice Britain. because the surprise waves settle, the 2 superpowers are stuck in a frightening face-off. Will they assault one another at once with nuclear guns? What international locations might be stuck in between?

The fateful international drama performs out throughout the reviews of normal people—from a British barmaid to a Ukrainian warfare veteran to a determined American soldier by myself at the back of enemy strains in Korea. For them, in addition to Truman, Mao, and Stalin, the full global has develop into a battleground. Strategic moves result in substantial routine of flooring troops. towns are destroyed, economies ravaged. And on a planet below siege, the sounds and points of interest of nuclear bombs turn into a grim harbinger of a brand new truth: the fight to outlive man's maximum madness.
Praise for Bombs Away

"A attention-grabbing and compelling tale of genuine humans stuck in forces past their regulate . . . [Harry Turtledove is] the unmatched monarch of exchange history."—Analog

"Turtledove is an undisputed centerpiece of the alternate-history style, and now, to his already grand exhibit, he's including the formidable story of a WWIII that may have happened."—Booklist

"This is Turtledove at his best."—SFRevu

"Alternate-world warrior extraordinaire Turtledove can provide the outlet barrage of a brand new speculative conflict."—Kirkus Reviews

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"All relatively believable . . . Turtledove's concentrate on the characters serves to fill out the large photo with sufferer, nitty-gritty aspect. . . . Armchair warriors can have a lot to ponder."—Kirkus Reviews

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"A you-are-there chronicle of conflict on land and sea and within the air."—Tor.com

Coup d'Etat

"This is what substitute background is all about."—Historical Novel Society

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"The Hugo Award winner keeps to thrill in exploring the area of 'what if?' "—Library Journal

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She stood up. He followed suit, towering over her. ” “Never. ” She plopped the mushroom sack in his hands. ” “Tuale,” he drawled, a Lakota catchall expression. ” Impulsively, she stuck hers out at him. ” With a jerk of his head, he invited her to follow him back to the cabin. ” “Damn, you’re a hoot. ” They made omelets using the mushrooms and some wild rice he’d gathered and parched himself. Heather had never “fired up” or cooked on a woodstove, so Kole demonstrated the art of making flatbread in a skillet and turning a perfect fold in an omelet without any sticking or scorching.

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Yep, you’ve been talking to the quotable Mr. ” “You went to prison so that he would be free to fight the good fight. ” “Naw. Barry always had stars in his eyes. When they offer him a place in the night sky, you can’t expect him to turn it down. ” He shrugged. ” She sipped her coffee. “Barry says he’s moved on. ” She gave him an innocent look. “If you’re trying for dueling interviews here, you’re bound to come up short on this end,” he told her. ” “Are you his friend, his admirer? ” He pushed himself out of the chair and strode to the front window.

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