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A Novel of Alternate History

Book - 2014
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With a gift for visionary fiction that 'would make Robert A. Heinlein proud' (Entertainment Weekly), three-time Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility: What if the race to space had occurred in the early days of World War II? It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his fuhrer to abandon the V-2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the United States. Work on the rocket--called Silvervogel--begins at Peenemunde. Though the plan is top secret, British intelligence discovers it and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt. The American president determines that there is only one logical response: the United States must build a spacecraft with the ability to intercept Silvervogel and destroy it. Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, agrees to head the classified project. So begins a race against time between two secret military programs and two brilliant scientists whose high-stakes competition will spiral into a deadly game of political intrigue and unforeseen catastrophes played to the death in the brutal skies above America.
Publisher: New York, New York, Ace Books, the Berkley Publishing Group,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ̐ư201
ISBN: 9780425259740
0425259749
Characteristics: 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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SEBoiko
Mar 23, 2015

Silver Bird is nailed.

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SEBoiko
Mar 23, 2015

But 'ever' is a long time.

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SEBoiko
Mar 23, 2015

And for the record, I'm never late. Everyone else gets there early,...

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SEBoiko
Mar 23, 2015

Heinrich Himmler would have been contemptible if he hadn't been so powerful or so thoroughly evil.

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SEBoiko
Mar 23, 2015

One does not argue with angels.

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SEBoiko
Mar 23, 2015

..., and one of my definitions of a fool is that he's someone who ignores the obvious.

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SEBoiko
Mar 23, 2015

..., welcome to warm and sunny Worcestor, the Paris of New England.

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SEBoiko
Mar 23, 2015

Oh, man...the things a guy's gotta do to impress a woman.

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stormy1960
Apr 02, 2017

When Robert Plant proposed the idea of a rock blues band, Keith Moon said it would go over like a "lead zeppelin". That's this book, just doesn't get off the ground.

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Astraeus
May 11, 2016

A well-written alternate history novel, with strong elements of science fiction and espionage, that provides a unique depiction of how the space race could have begun during World War II.

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athena14
May 03, 2014

An interesting idea. I'd rate this book higher, but for the irritatingly juvenile "boy-girl" material.

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