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Harry Turtledove

Worldwar

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The Worldwar sequence deals with an invasion by "The Race," a small reptilian people, of the Earth. The Race first sent a probe to the earth during the medieval period. Because the Race evolves much more slowly than humans, they assumed humans would progress at the same rate and showed up expecting to face medieval warriors. What the Race found when they arrived, was an Earth embroiled in World War II.
These four books detail the Race's conquest of Earth and mankind's attempts to form a coalition in the face of the danger. Turtledove tells his story through the eyes of nearly a score of characters, including Russians, Americans, Germans, Jews, British, Chinese and alien.
In July 1999, Turtledove announced that computer gaming rights to the Worldwar series were sold to Norstedts, a Swedish conglomerate.

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  • Worldwar: In the Balance, Del Rey 1/94.Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Reviewed in Albedo 1
    • Reviewed in Asimov's, 5/94
    • Reviewed in Booklist, 12/93
    • Reviewed in Chicago Tribune, 4/8/94
    • Internet Book Information Center's Review of Worldwar: In the Balance
    • Evelyn Leeper's Review of Worldwar: In the Balance
    • Reviewed in Kirkus, 11/93
    • Reviewed in Locus, 2/94
    • Reviewed in New York Review of Science Fiction #84, 8/95
    • Simone M. Polo's Review of Worldwar:   In the Balance (Italian)
    • Reviewed in Sci-Fi Weekly by Clinton Lawrence
    • Steven Silver's Review of Worldwar: In the Balance
    • T.J.'s Review of Worldwar: In the Balance
  • Worldwar: Tilting the Balance, Del Rey 3/95.Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Ralph Betza has developed a chess variant called "Tilting the Balance" based on Worldwar: Tilting the Balance
    • Reviewed in Albedo 1
    • Reviewed in Booklist, 1/95
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    • Evelyn Leeper's Review of Worldwar: Tilting the Balance
    • Reviewed in Locus, 6/95
    • Steven McDonald's Review of Worldwar: Tilting the Balance
    • Reviewed in Realms of Fantasy, 6/95
    • Reviewed in Sci-Fi Weekly by Clinton Lawrence
    • Steven Silver's Review of Worldwar: Tilting the Balance
    • Review in The Ultimate Unknown, Summer 1999 by Dave Combs
    • Review in Vector, 7/95 by Mark Plummer
    • Review in Vector, 7/95 by Alan Fraser
  • Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance, Del Rey 2/96.Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Reviewed in Booklist, 1/96
    • Review in Locus, 1/96
    • Review in Magweb
    • Reviewed in Sci-Fi Weekly by Clinton Lawrence
    • Review in Vector, 9/96 by Mark Plummer
    • Review in Vector, 11/96 by Colin Bird
  • Worldwar: Striking the Balance, Del Rey 12/96. Previously announced as Worldwar: Finding the Balance. Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Review in Aboriginal Science Fiction, 53-54
    • Mark F. Bailey's Review of Worldwar
    • Reviewed in Booklist, 10/96
    • Roy E. Gillett's Review of Worldwar: Striking the Balance
    • Evelyn Leeper's Review of Worldwar: Striking the Balance
    • Reviewed in Kirkus, 10/96
    • Review in Locus, 12/96
    • Douglas McElroy's Review of Worldwar
    • Review in Realms of Fantasy, 2/97
    • Doras Roundtower's Review of Worldwar: Striking the Balance
    • Reviewed in Sci-Fi Weekly by Clinton Lawrence
    • Steven Silver's Review of Worldwar: Striking the Balance
    • Peter Suciu's Review of Worldwar: Striking the Balance
    • Dan Swearingen's Review of Worldwar: Striking the Balance at BookBrowser
    • Review in Vector, 7/97 by Mark Plummer
    • Bolie Williams's Review of Worldwar: Striking the Balance
  • Colonization:  Second Contact, Del Rey 2/99 Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Review in Aboriginal SF, Summer 2000, by Mark L. Olson
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    • Review in Science Fiction Age, 5/99 by James Lowder
    • Review in Science Fiction Weekly 102 by A.M. Dellamonica
    • Steven Silver's Review of Colonization:  Second Contact
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  • Colonization:  Down to Earth, Del Rey 3/00 Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Review in Aboriginal SF, Summer 2000, by Mark L. Olson
    • Review in Science Fiction Age, 5/00 by D. Douglas Fratz
    • Steven Silver's Review of Colonization:  Down to Earth
  • Colonization: Aftershocks, Del Rey 2/01 Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Reviewed in Absolute Magnitude, Autumn 2001 by John Deakins
    • Steven Silver's Review of Colonization:  Aftershocks
  • Homeward Bound, Del Rey  Buy from Amazon Books
    • Steven Silver's Review of Homeward Bound

In the Balance

In the Balance

In the Balance

In the Balance
Del Rey, 1994
Bob Eggleton
In the Balance
Del Rey, 1995
Stan Watts
In the Balance
Hodder & Stoughton, 1994
Bob Eggleton

Tilting the Balance

Tilting the Balance

Upsetting the Balance

Tilting the Balance
Del Rey, 1995
Stan Watts
Tilting the Balance
Hodder & Stoughton, 1995
Steve Stone
Upsetting the Balance
Del Rey, 1996
Stan Watts

Upsetting the Balance

Striking the Balance

Striking the Balance

Upsetting the Balance
Hodder & Stoughton, 1996
Steve Stone
Striking the Balance
Del Rey, 1996
Stan Watts
Striking the Balance
Hodder & Stoughton, 1996
Steve Stone

Colonization:  Second Contact

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Colonization:  Second Contact
Del Rey, 1999
Tim O'Brien
Colonisation:  Second Contact
Hodder & Stoughton, 1999
Fred Gambino
Colonization:  Down to Earth
Del Rey, 2000
Tim O'Brien

Aftershocks
Del Rey, 2001
Viktor Koen
Aftershocks
Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
Steve Stone
Homeward Bound
Del Rey, 2005

Homeward Bound

Invasione:  Anno Zero

Invasione:  Fase Seconda

Homeward Bound
Hodder & Stoughton, 2005
Invasione: Anno Zero
Editrice Nord, 1995
Invasione: Fase Seconda
Editrice Nord, 1996

Invasione:  Atto Terzo

Invasione:  Atto Finale

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Invasione: Atto Terza
Editrice Nord, 1997
Invasione: Atto Finale
Editrice Nord, 1997
Colonizzazione:  Fase 1
Fanucci, 1999

Secon Contact

Colonizzazione:  Fase 2
Fanucci, 2000
Tim O'Brien
Colonizzazione fase 3
Fanucci, Roma, 2001
Daniele Colaiacono
Colonizzazione:  Fase 1
Fanucci, 2002

Down to Earth

In the Balance, Part I

In the Balance, Part II
Colonizzazione:  Fase 2
Fanucci, 2003
Tim O'Brien
Worldwar:  In the Balance, Part I
Machaon, 2001
Worldwar:  In the Balance, Part II
Machaon, 2001

Worldwar:  Tilting the Balance
Machaon, 2003
Invasione: Anno Zero
TEA, 2004
Invasione: Fase Seconda
TEA, 2004

   
Invasione: Atto Terza
TEA, 2004
   

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