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by Patrick Lawlor,Harry Turtledove


Harry Turtledove (Author), Patrick Lawlor (Narrator). Harry Turtledove is an award-winning and bestselling author of science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction

Harry Turtledove (Author), Patrick Lawlor (Narrator). Book 3 of 5 in the Colonization Series. Harry Turtledove is an award-winning and bestselling author of science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction. Series: Colonization (Book 3).

Colonization: Aftershocks. Written by Harry Turtledove. Narrated by Patrick Lawlor. Aftershocks reveals that it was the United States that launched the nuclear offensive against the aliens, and when the aliens learn the truth, Indianapolis disappears in nuclear fire

Colonization: Aftershocks. Set in the same universe as the Worldwar series, the Colonization series brings us to Earth in the 1960s, where four superpowers rule: the United States, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the aliens of the Race. Aftershocks reveals that it was the United States that launched the nuclear offensive against the aliens, and when the aliens learn the truth, Indianapolis disappears in nuclear fire. In alien-held China, a full-fledged rebellion is launched, and in Poland, a nuclear bomb goes missing-held by Jewish forces who seek to use it against the Nazis.

I did not read this book; I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Patrick Lawlor. His reading is good, but as I mentioned for the first two books, his accents are not quite right. My main complaint about the narration, however, is that the story frequently shifts abruptly from one subplot to another, and there is no break at all in the narration. In the aftermath of World War II and the invasion by the alien Lizards, decades of struggle have led to an uneasy attempt by the aliens to maintain a colony on Earth. Collaboration, rebellion, and. Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the War That Came Early novels: Hitler’s War, West and East, The Big Switch, Coup d’Etat, and Two Fronts; the Worldwar saga: In the. 8 13 5 Kirjailija: Harry Turtledove Lukija: Patrick Lawlor. Saatavilla äänikirjana. The arrival of the aliens shot Earth technology forward at a dizzying rate-the world of 1960 includes routine space shuttle traffic, computers on every desk, and other high-tech advancements.

Narrated by Patrick Lawlor.

Colonization: Aftershocks is an alternate history and science fiction novel by Harry Turtledove. In 1965, the nuclear war between Nazi Germany and the Race ends with a German surrender after Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the Führer, is killed and replaced by Walter Dornberger.

Published in the United States by The Ballantine Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

A Del Rey book"-Title page verso. The United States, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the aliens of the Race-vie for control of the planet in the 1960s, until the nations of Earth put aside their differences to unite in a common all-out battle. The United States, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the aliens of the Race-vie for control of the planet in the 1960s, until the nations of Earth put aside their differences to unite in a common all-out battle against the alien invaders who could bring about the annihilation of all human civilization.

Harry Turtledove; Patrick Girard Lawlor. Colonization: Aftershocks. Harry Turtledove; Patrick Girard Lawlor. Walmart 9781400164004. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect.

Set in the same universe as the Worldwar series, the Colonization series brings us to Earth in the 1960s, where four superpowers rule: the United States, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the aliens of the Race.The arrival of the aliens shot Earth technology forward at a dizzying rate-the world of 1960 includes routine space shuttle traffic, computers on every desk, and other high-tech advancements. Aftershocks reveals that it was the United States that launched the nuclear offensive against the aliens, and when the aliens learn the truth, Indianapolis disappears in nuclear fire. In alien-held China, a full-fledged rebellion is launched, and in Poland, a nuclear bomb goes missing-held by Jewish forces who seek to use it against the Nazis.The nations of Earth begin to realize that their only hope in holding back the aliens will be to work together. Because separately, they may face extinction.
Hugifyn
I will echo what a number of the more tepid reviews note about this book. For it being the technical end of a seven book series (Homeward Bound being more of an epilogue), it's a rather disappointing conclusion. If you're looking for nicely tied up storylines, you will be upset with this book. If you're okay with most of the plots being written with a more realistic idea that this is just a small portion of lives that keep going after the end of the book, you might be okay with it.

Ultimately, I found a number of critical flaws. For starters, almost everyone speaks in the same tone, with the same phrases. Everyone says "just so", regardless if they're American, Russian, or Lizard. Also, most if not all of the human females stick out their tongues at least a few times to express playful annoyance. Maybe I don't hang out with the same women as Mr. Turtledove, but rarely if ever have I seen an adult woman do that. You also never need to remember any previous character history, as the author gives you the same mini-bio every time you return to them. I started skipping entire paragraphs, as once again, we were reminded that Mordechai Anielewicz suffered nerve damage from the events in the climax of the Worldwar books.

In the end, there were just too many insignificant plots. [minor spoilers] The previous series had a global war to keep everything tense. Here, the major conflict already happened in a previous book. The major secret that one character holds is completely obvious to the reader. We have a Jewish Brit who makes popular gadgets of no real consequence. A French woman, used and abused by everyone getting a job. A couple ginger smugglers who bounce around the world to interact with other characters of little importance. A Jewish family living a somewhat normal life. So many pages dedicated to plots that just... are. International crises aren't diffused because of them. The world isn't saved due to them. They're filler. And when someone is detained, it's always just a matter of time before someone pulls strings to have them released. Doesn't matter if it's high treason, international drug ring, or major revolutionary leader. Someone knows someone else, and person goes free and immediately goes back to whatever got them in trouble to begin with.

The most criminal failure of this book, and as a result, the whole Colonization series, is that what passes as the climax is just a pale retread of the climax of the Worldwar series. Literally with the same plot device and one of the same characters. Yet fittingly, rather than a tense action sequence finish, it's again, literally a fizzle. Like Turtledove wanted to give a giant middle finger to the readers who stuck with him through seven books, looking for a huge payoff. In the end, the answer to what happens in a world 20 years after a partially successful alien invasion is, not much.
Meztisho
The Colonization series is the sequel to WorldWar, Mr. Turtledove's alternate history of World War II. The books have been around for awhile, and are hard to find. I was so glad Amazon had them for Kindle. He writes the best aliens ever! They are much more than just humans with pointy ears or evil insectoids; at certain times, I was on their side. Because, what alternate histories do, when they're well-done, is to surprise us into looking at history, humanity, and inhumanity with new eyes. The thousands of pages comprising the 2 series is like a spa for the mind - purge, detox and emerge a better you.
His research is first-rate also, and the use of real and fictional characters interposed increases the fascination. Here's a teaser: I will never eat ginger again without thinking of these books. My highest recommendation.
Moronydit
The quality of this SEVENTH book of the series is definately below that of the first six books - mainly due to the author apparently running out of believable material and unique situations for his characters, and having to use too many gimmicks in order to fill up the 600+ paperback pages. For example, how do so many of the characters end up at some point in Edmonton, Canada? And how many times can Sam Yeager foil assasination attempts by trained killers?

Another problem is the lack of attention "The Race" (and humans for that matter) pay to the radialogical after-effects of the nuclear war that ensued in book six... after all, it was the fear of "nuclear contamination" that had supposedely kept the lizards from using their nuclear advantage in the first place. When so little side-effects of contamination occur, it makes the whole series seem less believable. Yes, this contamination is sometimes mentioned - but it is severly downplayed... I can remember what a stir the Chernobyl disaster caused in real life, and I see probably less attention given to the problem of the exchange of 100's of nukes (fission or fusion - it never is really explained).

Furthermore, the book includes even more than the normal amount of "review" material, with character's situations being long-windedly over-explained.

At this point, I want to give the author some credit for fixing some mistakes he made in previous books. For example, a number of times in previous books, he referred to the "sandstone" architecture of Jerusalem; and in this book he correctly refers to the "limestone" architecture.

Also, I credit the author with being able to do as well as he did over the course of seven books - it is no wonder he begins to run out of gas here.

I give this book 2.5 stars, rounded up to 3.

I'd previously obtained a copy of the last book in the series (Homeward Bound); otherwise I'd probably have taken a break from the series at this point (never to return?). However, I'm going to make a mad dash thru that book, in an attempt to cross the finish line in this marathon series. And, I'm hoping that enough time elapses in the storyline, so that there are a lot of new characters and situations in the eighth book.
Colonization: Aftershocks ebook
Author:
Patrick Lawlor,Harry Turtledove
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