Second Contact has ratings and 56 reviews. David said: This novel is the first in the Colonization Trilogy. Set in the ‘s, twenty years after t. Colonization: Second Contact Summary. In the extraordinary World War tetralogy , set against the backdrop of World War II, Harry Turtledove, whom Publishers. [A] tour de force of speculative historical fiction. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal In the extraordinary Worldwar tetralogy.

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The Nazis are still around. The Race is explained further in depth as is their dislike for the Tosevites their name for the inhabitants of Earth. Turtledove remains the king of alternative history, this time about what would happen if aliens invaded during WWII.

Overall a great series that will keep you coming back for more. You can help Haery by expanding it. Continua con questo ciclo l’interessante vicenda iniziata con il ciclo dell’Invasione. Harry Turtledove Narrated by: In the extraordinary Worldwar tetralogy, set against the backdrop of World War II, Harry Turtledove, whom Publishers Weekly has called the “Hugo-winning master of alternate SF,” wove an explosive saga of world powers locked in conflict against an enemy from the stars.

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Bad enough with all of the copulating going coloinzation in the first four books! It is definitely a book I have not had any problem putting down to do something else at times. His style of alternate history has a strong military theme. So there apparently are gaps of time missing throughout the course of the story. Easy, if long read, with the plot continuing to develop nicely.


It is the first novel of the Colonization series, and the fifth of the overall Worldwar timeline. The Center Cannot Hold. They are generally less aggressive and are not as calculating or vindictive as humans.

InHitler led the world’s most savage military machine. The novel takes place over a period from throughtwo decades following the end of the Race Invasion of Tosev 3 covered in previous volumes. Meanwhile, the Race colonists, who expected to encounter an Earth that was already conquered with the natives still at medieval levels of advancement, have to deal with the consequences of the cold war with the humans.

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Parts hqrry it were kind of fast; a lot of it sevond kind of slow. Jan 31, Boyd rated it really liked it. Trivia About Second Contact C This is a series but I will not be reading any more of these books. Please help to establish notability by citing harrt secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.

I just guess- that, reading this, it is finally made clear that humankind might be a force to be considered. Not from the writing quality, I have enjoyed pretty much every book by Turtledove I’ve read, but by where the story was going.

Cover of the British Edition. The continuation of Turtledove’s Worldwar series is even better than its predecessors! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


The aliens are still around. The Lizards do not do anything by half-measures; the colonization fleet has several dolonization million colonists on board. Second Contact is an alternate history novel by American writer Harry Turtledove.

Second Contact (Colonization, Book One)

Espionage and state-sponsored crime are the activity here. Yet even in the shadow of this inexorable foe, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany are unable to relinquish their hostilities and unite against a massive new wave of extraterrestrials.

Haven’t read alternate history for a while, not usually something I search out and sometimes I try and avoid it altogether if it involves Nazis. General Curtis LeMay is in the novel as well – he is not somebody you want to cross or mess with!

The fleet turtledovs with it not only hwrry first civilians, but also the first Race females, both of which cause tension among the male soldiers who formed the invasion force. It was an okay book. We’ll publish them turtledovs our site once we’ve reviewed them. The specter of a Germany and France that have been under the Nazis’ thumb for two decades is also deeply unpleasant. It takes place twenty years after the Second World War ended, during the tumultuous s.