Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History



[Read] ➳ Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History ➻ Harry Turtledove – E17streets4all.co.uk A one of a kind collection from the New York Times bestselling maven of alternate history San Diego Union Tribune A famous naturalist seeks a near extinct species of bird found only on the rarest of l A one of a Other Places: PDF É kind collection from the New York Times bestselling maven of alternate history San Diego Union Tribune A famous naturalist seeks a near extinct species of bird found only on the rarest of lands in Audubon in Atlantis A young American on a European holiday finds himself storming an Atlantis and PDF or enchanted German castle in The Catcher in the Rhine The philosopher Sokrates plays a key role in the Athenian victory over the Spartans in The Daimon Centaurs take a sea voyage aboard The Horse of Bronze to a land where they encounter a strange and frightening tribe of creatures known as man London and Other Places: ePUB ↠ s most famous detective, Athelstan Helms, and his assistant Dr James Walton are in Atlantis investigating a series of murders in The Scarlet Band This collection includes these and seven amazing stories of ancient eras, historical figures, mysterious events, and out of this world adventure from the incomparable Harry Turtledove.Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History

Dr Harry Norman Turtledove Other Places: PDF É is an American novelist, who has produced a sizeable number of works in several genres including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy and science fictionHarry Turtledove attended UCLA, where he received a PhD in Byzantine history in Turtledove has been dubbed The Master of Alternate History Within this genre Atlantis and PDF or 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 and Other Places: ePUB ↠ War and of Nazi Germany in the Second World War His novels have been credited with bringing alternate history into the mainstream His style of alternate history has a strong military theme.

Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History
  • Hardcover
  • 441 pages
  • Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History
  • Harry Turtledove
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 0451463641

10 thoughts on “Atlantis and Other Places: Stories of Alternate History

  1. says:

    A darn good collection of Turtledove s alt history stories, covering a wide swath of time from early history with centaurs to quirky sci fi with aliens stealing thrones The book begins and ends with longer works in the setting of Atlantis in the 19th century What I enjoyed most about these stories is how he built the worlds These really aren t action heavy works most tend to be intriguing slow burns, which suited my mood perfectly.

  2. says:

    I really liked the first and last stories of these alternative history short stories The first story centered on Audobon s trip to Atlantis America The last story found Helms and Walton a duo eerily reminiscent of Holmes and Watson but visiting Atlantis to solve a case Both were very enjoyable and cleverly written stories The selections in between were also good, but didn t capture my imagination like the two I have mentioned.I ve been wanting to read Turtledove ever since I read my firs I really liked the first and last stories of these alternative history short stories The first story centered on Audobon s trip to Atlantis America The last story found Helms and Walton a duo eerily reminiscent of Holmes and Watson but visiting Atlantis to solve a case Both were very enjoyable and cleverly written stories The selections in between were also good, but didn t capture my imagination like the two I have mentioned.I ve been wanting to read Turtledove ever since I read my first alternative history novel I see why he is considered one of the best writers of this genre.3.5 stars

  3. says:

    The most notable story here is the first one, which imagines Atlantis as an immense island in the middle of the Atlantic comprised of what is now much of the East coast of North America John James Audubon visits Atlantis in search of species that are rapidly declining due to European and Terra Novan what is now the U.S colonization It s really a vehicle to document the destruction of isolated ecosystems when the scourge of humanity appears, bringing cats and rats and other invasive species The most notable story here is the first one, which imagines Atlantis as an immense island in the middle of the Atlantic comprised of what is now much of the East coast of North America John James Audubon visits Atlantis in search of species that are rapidly declining due to European and Terra Novan what is now the U.S colonization It s really a vehicle to document the destruction of isolated ecosystems when the scourge of humanity appears, bringing cats and rats and other invasive species with it I m a bit of a zoology geek, so that was pretty fascinating stuff Otherwise I may not have made it through The ideas here are interesting, but the execution is lacking The writing is plodding and rarely shines, but it s serviceable enough to keep some of the stories engaging, while others are nearly unreadable or unlistenable, as it were, since I did this one on audiobook Harry Turtledove is a widely lauded writer of alternate history and speculative fiction, so I ll give him the benefit of the doubt maybe the stories in this collection just aren t the best introduction to his work

  4. says:

    Rating the individual stories independently Overall its a solid 3 Audubon in Atlantis Solid and entertaining story Bedfellows Progressives wet dream about Bushie and Osama in love, but it was funny News from the Front Hard to follow but a Right wingers wet dream about how WWII might have gone if the press treated FDR like they did Bushie The Catcher in the Rhine Solid The Daimon History geeks like me will like it Farmers Law Solid O Rating the individual stories independently Overall its a solid 3 Audubon in Atlantis Solid and entertaining story Bedfellows Progressives wet dream about Bushie and Osama in love, but it was funny News from the Front Hard to follow but a Right wingers wet dream about how WWII might have gone if the press treated FDR like they did Bushie The Catcher in the Rhine Solid The Daimon History geeks like me will like it Farmers Law Solid Occupation Duty Nice play on current events The Horse of Bronze Really good The Genetics Lecture Short, with a twist you could see coming a mile away Someone Is Stealing the Great Throne Rooms of the Galaxy Really, Really FUN Uncle Alf Tiresome journal letter format, and frankly you know its Adolph from the get go The Scarlet Band Fun Holmes Ripoff

  5. says:

    Alternate History is a genre that asks the question what if our history had taken a different track What if the Nazis had won WW II What if the South had won the Civil War Harry Turtledove is the Grand Master of this type of science fiction fantasy and this collection of stories is proof of his skill What if Atlantis was a real place with exotic animals found nowhere else and John Jacob Audubon went to sketch and paint them before they went extinct What if Roosevelt had the tabloid press Alternate History is a genre that asks the question what if our history had taken a different track What if the Nazis had won WW II What if the South had won the Civil War Harry Turtledove is the Grand Master of this type of science fiction fantasy and this collection of stories is proof of his skill What if Atlantis was a real place with exotic animals found nowhere else and John Jacob Audubon went to sketch and paint them before they went extinct What if Roosevelt had the tabloid press of today at the beginning of WWII What if Holden Caulfield stepped into the middle of German Mythology while on a European tour What if Goliath killed David What if the Kaiser drove the English out of France, won the Great War and a lowly Sgt Hitler was sent to France to hunt spies and terrorists My favorite story was also one of the shortest Who is Stealing the Great Throne Rooms of the Galaxy, but I m a sucker for puns and this story is full of them Some of these stories compelled me to check out the actual history, so I could appreciate the difference, i.e Alcibiades and the battle between the Athenians and Spartans In Turtledove s story, Daemon, the presence of Socrates certainly changes the outcome of not only the battle, but probably Western Civilization as we know it While all the stories may not be to your taste, most will entertain

  6. says:

    I liked Audubon in Atlantis , it really conveyed Audubon s sadness at a species going extinct, his quest to find one before they do while on what might be his last trip like this, and also that he has to kill one for scientific purposes which means he s helping to hasten their end.I ve never read Sherlock Holmes so I m not sure how close Turtledove s Helms and Dr Walton are to their counterparts, but I found them a bit snobbish and stuck up even, though I did like his slight alteration of their I liked Audubon in Atlantis , it really conveyed Audubon s sadness at a species going extinct, his quest to find one before they do while on what might be his last trip like this, and also that he has to kill one for scientific purposes which means he s helping to hasten their end.I ve never read Sherlock Holmes so I m not sure how close Turtledove s Helms and Dr Walton are to their counterparts, but I found them a bit snobbish and stuck up even, though I did like his slight alteration of their names There was a lot of traipsing about, talking to a few people and then you turned the page and the case was solved It seemed abrupt to me, though I had already figured out who was behind it But I suppose it was better than another one of the stories, in ancient Greece, that just went on and on I kept turning the page expecting the story to be over but it kept going.One story, The Catcher in the Rhine, while I liked the play on words in the title, was just sort of purposeless Perhaps if I had read The Catcher in the Rye it might have madesense.Most of the stories were pretty forgettable I found it odd that I liked his Atlantis series but don t care for anything else of his I ve read

  7. says:

    Not bad, but it reminded me of the concept from The West Wing of taking out the trash, bunching stories together on the date when no one was paying attention to the news so that the flaws in a particular one would not be detected None of these tales were particularly well developed, even for the space they allotted.

  8. says:

    Couldn t finish it When there are so many good books waiting to be read, why should I waste my time

  9. says:

    Another excellent collection of shorts by Turtledove A couple set in Atlantis, the rest a wide variety of places topics styles All enjoyable Even a couple that were out of my preferred range of styles turned out to be gripping and fun A couple were familiar, having been in other collections, but it was worth getting for the ones I had not read plus rereading those was enjoyable.

  10. says:

    I found these stories decent Alternate history His style is a bit irreverent and I found several stories distasteful However the atlantis stories were fun and I did like them.

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