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Worldwar : upsetting the balance
Harry Turtledove
Adult Fiction TURTLED

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From Publishers' Weekly:

The Axis and Allied powers continue to stand as one to defeat alien invaders in this third volume of Turtledove's alternate-history saga of WW II (Tilting the Balance; In the Balance). There are some unexpected twists here-the Lizards bomb Pearl Harbor, the Americans sacrifice Chicago-but none more surprising than the fact that, unlike in previous volumes, the narrative is dominated not by weaponry and tactics of war but by births and friendship. Liu Han's baby arrives in a Lizard internment camp; and the birth of Barbara Yeager's baby with her current husband, Sam, comes even as Jens Larssen, her physicist former husband, goes walkabout. Meanwhile, the theme of camaraderie in trying times comes to the fore, as does an emphasis on noble action. Even those who have been rooting for the Lizards from the start will notice that this volume highlights the finest, both alien and human, while disparaging the corrupt. After enjoying this morally aware addition to the series, and its many cameos by real-life figures (including Einstein, Stalin and Ribbentrop), most readers will be looking forward eagerly to the next. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In this third installment of Turtledove's alternative history of World War II, an alien invasion of Earth unites Axis and Allied forces in a battle for humanity's survival. As the embattled humans work together despite personal and national enmities, their technological advances begin to tip the balance of power away from the invaders. Turtledove exhibits his genuine feel for crafting believable answers to historical "what ifs." Most libraries will want to own this work along with the other titles in the series, In the Balance (LJ 11/15/93) and Tilting the Balance (LJ 2/15/95). (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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