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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Then, in Harry Turtledove’s brilliantly imagined Worldwar saga, an alien assault changed everything. A cold war is in play. Open Preview See a Problem? I cannot remember the ‘exact number’ of colonists, but I know it was at least one hundred million [it seemed like it was three hundred million]. Well, maybe not hilariously; probably more of a chuckle, but it was funny.

I find the books captivating and wanting more.

Trivia About Second Contact C Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Also Turtledove should stop writing sex dialog. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for books. InHitler led the world’s most savage military machine. The Japanese are mentioned as afterthoughts in this novel, which is somewhat interesting. It takes place twenty years after the Second World War ended, during the tumultuous s. If he were to re-edit these books, I think it would help if he would include some kind of time frame for the reader.


I’m not sure if it’s that Turtledove becomes a better writer with each book he writes or the story has just had a chance to really fold out and stretch it’s I went into this not sure what to expect.

Add to wishlist turtlledove. Some of the Lizards have mentioned how they have long memories, how if the Race discovers after two hundred years have passed who is the guilty party, they will rain nuclear fire on the offending nation even though the ones turtpedove ordered the attack have long since been dead and gone.

Conversations are a bit stilted at times. Smaller countries remain independent, such as the Republic of Ireland and Imperial Japanwhich still controls portions of its World War II-era empire. Second Contact resumes the conflict between lizards and humans some 18 years after the first clash of races the Worldwar series. There is still the epic scale and although the conflict is almost glacial, the sci-fi cooonization are just enough to pull the reader through.

The Guns of the South. The Bridge of the Separator.

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To hxrry Race males, ginger is a euphoric drug; to the females, it causes them to go into estrus, resulting in wide-scale social implications. The book tends to be a bit repetitious at times, but the fascinating scenario kept my interest throughout.


Plot Edit The novel takes place over a period from throughtwo decades following the end of the Race Invasion of Tosev 3 covered in previous volumes. Peccato per l’ultimo libro, conclusione maldestra e infelice di un ciclo senza il quale meriterebbe almeno cintact essere equiparato al precedente.

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The Center Cannot Hold. Not from the writing quality, I have enjoyed pretty much every book by Turtledove I’ve read, but by where the story was going. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

They do not kill for sport or for irrational prejudices. Some of the German accents are rendered with a Russian-like accent, and the narrator’s voice is not always a pleasure to listen to. 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.