This is the second book of the complete Colonization series, set in the 1960's, in the same time line as the preceding Worldwar Tetrology ( 4 book cycle ). It opens in early 1964, one year after the United States launched an advanced spaceship, called the Lewis And Clark, deep into the solar system. Built with technology traded, borrowed, or outright stolen from the aliens that invaded Earth during World War II, changing our history permanently, it may or may not be intended for peaceful exploration.
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As humans and aliens all over the globe puzzle over the Lewis and Clark's mysterious purpose, tensions between the Greater German Reich and the beings that call themselves the Race escalate into a startling and devastating nuclear war at the climax of the novel. In the meantime the Race continues to battle the growing underground demand for ginger, a habit-forming vice that changes the alien's sexual behavior in a totally unexpected, ironic way. From Nazi occupied France, to Race-held Poland, the Soviet Union, and 1960's Los Angeles, the book is told from many viewpoints, alien, human, male, and female.
The review of this Book prepared by Wayne S. Urben