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Nut ball posts on 10/11/2013 7:45:52 PM Nut ball is Alive the collapse is coming we need a new TL-191 Book, that shows what TL-191 2013 would be like, that is all
Jay Wilburn posts on 1/1/2012 Jay Wilburn has just written a review of The Guns of the South which you can see here
Jay Wilburn posts on 1/1/2012 Jay Wilburn has just written a review of WorldWar: In The Balance which you can see here

philip Long posts on 8/7/2011 1:14:57 AM A question. Will Mr. Turtledove ever write a sequel to "After the Fall"? I have been a fan forever and think this is one of his best. And the book ending definitely left the door open.
James Hilley posts on 12/24/2010 1:19:15 AM Homeword Bound left me hanging for more.
Eric Currie posts on 12/2/2010 5:33:58 PM I've been a big fan for years, started with the World War series and was hooked. I think the next logical step in the Days of Infamy line would be the invasion of Japan. What if Trinity had been a failure and there were no nuclear weapons?
Jani Alander posts on 8/11/2010 6:05:11 PM I readed Guns of South, fine novel! Little error caught my eye, in the scene where boers taught confederate soldiers to use AK47's they loaded guns with safety ON. Everyone who has handled AK-series weapons, or its derivatives knows that an AK cannot be loaded with safety ON. Safety catch prevents full movement of loading handle.
Nutball Forever!!! posts on 6/19/2010 3:53:18 AM Back, first things first the harry turtledove books have opened-up our minds..Mexico will be the Vietnam of the post GW2 USA you've got to realize it's all Triangulated it's like the the frontier in America still hasn't closed yet so with this triangulation 1970 will be Like 1890...So I wonder what Woodstock Will be like? In other news if the current US Pres continues collapsing the economy the corporations will flee to the Indian Ocean, even china will be discredited
alexander chalk posts on 5/7/2010 2:31:59 PM I hope that turtledove writes a new book to add to the southern victory series. I don’t like where he left off I want to keep reading the story. There are plenty of problems and conflicts that were not wrapped up that can easily make more books. So I hope he doesn’t leave us hanging.
Reddyeddy posts on 9/9/2009 10:31:57 PM I've noticed in his whole, Great War, American Empire and Setttling Accounts series, Turtledove has remained vague about many great and small weapon descriptions. He has the Confederacy and French come up with light automatic rifles but gives no notes on their developement(perhaps the time traveling Boer Nazis from his first Alt-history book sold them AKs?). The Mormon rebellion is a big part of the great war but no mention is made of the man who created 75% of the U.S. military's automatic weaponry John Moses Browning, a mormon who was alive at the time. It would have been a great scene if after the savage fighting in Salt Lake City or Ogden(the home of the huge Browning clan), the gunmaker was brought to Pershing and Custer. It would have been logical to reveal that Browning had developed his legendary weapons-such as the BAR and 1911 autopistol-but had only made them for the enemies of his people's oppressors(like the CSA and the Europeans). I can imagine Colonel J.T. Thompson offering him the lives of his captured family members in exchange for his technical genius! On the subject of weapons, I noticed that Turtledove is one of too many who think that the Lewis light-machine gun is a British invention! And most importantly, despite the fact that Quebec is quickly conquered and becomes an American ally in The Great War, its most famous son(as far as the History of weapons developement is concerned)is never mentioned in the following series. The reader is left to wonder what happened to Jean Cantius Garand, inventor of the M1 semiautomatic rifle?! Was he called up to serve in a Quebecoise Territorial Army unit(probably not if the Canadian militia was as anti-catholic and Anglo-centric as the OTL canada)and killed in action by the Yanks that his people would quickly embrace as Liberators?Did he simply not go into the armsmaking profession or was turned away at Springfield Armory by Bigots who still thought of Canadians and Frenchmen as enemies? Any of these possible fates committed to a few sentences on paper(e.g.-"'Eh Soorge, those bluudy Yanks got Garand!", "Poor bluudy Bruno! There goes the best gunfixer we had!")would have spared readers like me time wasted wondering why Yank troops used Mausers, revolvers and what sounded like big, clunky Maxim guns while their enemies made leaps and bounds in small arms designs. I mean when was the last time a Frenchie or a Brit came up with an innovative weapon that wasn't thought up by somebody else?!STEN guns are German, BREN guns are Czech, Vickers guns are lightened Yank Maxims, Hotchkiss guns are Austrian and Chatteraults(FM24/29s)are just BARs with top fed mags! I will need alot more details before I can visualize either the French or the Brits giving Germany or the U.S. that much trouble! But I guess Turtledove didn't care, since as in most of his series everything ends up in a big Nuke race!
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