History Creator / HarryTurtledove

16th Jul '17 9:51:09 AM nombretomado
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* TakeAThirdOption: His short story "Ready for the Fatherland" was inspired by his realisation that WW2 alternate history is always 'we win or [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel the Nazis win]]'. To do something different, he made a scenario where a coup by Manstein in 1943 results in a Nazi Germany that manages to fight just well enough (and cut a deal at the right time) to make WW2 end in a stalemate, resulting in a four-way cold war between the USA, USSR, Third Reich and British Empire.

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* TakeAThirdOption: His short story "Ready for the Fatherland" was inspired by his realisation that WW2 [=WW2=] alternate history is always 'we win or [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel the Nazis win]]'. To do something different, he made a scenario where a coup by Manstein in 1943 results in a Nazi Germany that manages to fight just well enough (and cut a deal at the right time) to make WW2 [=WW2=] end in a stalemate, resulting in a four-way cold war between the USA, USSR, Third Reich and British Empire.
9th Jul '17 10:45:55 AM rmctagg09
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%%* AlternateHistory

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%%* AlternateHistory* AlternateHistory: Turtledove's works primarily deal in alternate history, such as the ''[=Worldwar=]'' series, which has aliens invade during WWII.
9th May '17 4:24:15 AM esq263
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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Turtledove is fond of this trope, having a doctor discuss the "lay'lie" distinction in ''Literature/TheWarThatCameEarly'', and has a character reflect on the media's misuse of "impact" to mean "affect" in ''Supervolcano: Eruption''.
8th May '17 5:31:12 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** Also, played with heavily in his ''Opening of the World'' trilogy: The Rulers believe themselves to be a Master Race. Turtledove appears to have combined influences from Mongols and the Japanese code of bushido to create their culture, while physically they're short, stocky, with brown skin, black hair, and big curly beards. The [[spoiler:Glacier-folk]] in ''The Breath of God'' have blond or red hair, light eyes, and Old Germanic names: Marcovefa, Leudegisel, Dragolen. The most notable aspect of their culture seems to be mostly based on similarly subsistence-level Melanesian and/or Caribbean cultures. In other words, they're [[spoiler: cannibals]].

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** Also, played with heavily in his ''Opening of the World'' trilogy: The Rulers believe themselves to be a Master Race. Turtledove appears to have combined influences from Mongols and the Japanese code of bushido to create their culture, while physically they're short, stocky, with brown skin, black hair, and big curly beards. The [[spoiler:Glacier-folk]] in ''The Breath of God'' have blond or red hair, light eyes, and Old Germanic names: Marcovefa, Leudegisel, Dragolen. The most notable aspect of their culture seems to be mostly based on similarly subsistence-level Melanesian and/or Caribbean cultures. In other words, they're [[spoiler: cannibals]].


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** The [[spoiler:Glacier-folk]] in ''The Breath of God'' have blond or red hair, light eyes, and Old Germanic names: Marcovefa, Leudegisel, Dragolen. The most notable aspect of their culture seems to be mostly based on similarly subsistence-level Melanesian and/or Caribbean cultures. In other words, they're [[spoiler: cannibals]].
12th Mar '17 9:53:37 AM esq263
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* CreepyUncle: [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]] in "Uncle Alf". The story consists of a series of letters from [[spoiler: Hitler]] to his niece, in a world in which the Germans won [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne]] and [[spoiler: Hitler]] is helping stamp out the French resistance. The letters are increasingly suggestive and disturbing, but the clincher is the final line of the story:

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* CreepyUncle: [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]] in "Uncle Alf". The story consists of a series of letters from [[spoiler: Hitler]] to his niece, in a world in which the Germans won [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World War I]] and [[spoiler: Hitler]] is helping stamp out the French resistance. The letters are increasingly suggestive and disturbing, but the clincher is the final line of the story:
12th Mar '17 9:51:21 AM esq263
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* CreepyUncle: [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]] in "Uncle Alf". The story consists of a series of letters from [[spoiler: Hitler]] to his niece, in a world in which the Germans won [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI]] and [[spoiler: Hitler]] is helping stamp out the French resistance. The letters are increasingly suggestive and disturbing, but the clincher is the final line of the story:

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* CreepyUncle: [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]] in "Uncle Alf". The story consists of a series of letters from [[spoiler: Hitler]] to his niece, in a world in which the Germans won [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne]] and [[spoiler: Hitler]] is helping stamp out the French resistance. The letters are increasingly suggestive and disturbing, but the clincher is the final line of the story:
12th Mar '17 9:50:35 AM esq263
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* CreepyUncle: [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]] in "Uncle Alf".

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* CreepyUncle: [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]] in "Uncle Alf". The story consists of a series of letters from [[spoiler: Hitler]] to his niece, in a world in which the Germans won [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI]] and [[spoiler: Hitler]] is helping stamp out the French resistance. The letters are increasingly suggestive and disturbing, but the clincher is the final line of the story:
-->[[spoiler: '''UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]]''': "Wear a skirt that flips up easily, for I intend to show you just what a hero, what a conqueror, is your iron-hard Uncle Alf"
11th Mar '17 12:48:08 PM Theriocephalus
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Harry Turtledove (yes, that's his real last name) is an author of [[AlternateUniverse Alternative History]] - one of the most prolific and accessible. He has written many, many books and short stories, some of them set in {{Alternate Universe}}s, some of them {{fantasy}} diverging from recorded history.

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Harry Turtledove (yes, that's his real last name) is an author of [[AlternateUniverse Alternative History]] - -- one of the most prolific and accessible. He has written many, many books and short stories, some of them set in {{Alternate Universe}}s, some of them {{fantasy}} diverging from recorded history.
1st Feb '17 11:12:07 AM esq263
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* CreepyUncle: [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]] in "Uncle Alf".
9th Jan '17 10:45:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar: Both directly and indirectly.
* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution: With the same participants, only Our Continents Are Different.



* UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar: ''The Hot War'' trilogy presents an alternate history in which the Korean War goes nuclear, but due to the limitations of the technology of the early 1950's, only creates a CrapsackWorld rather than TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
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