What if history had taken a different path, made a detour, and deviated just a little bit from the road it chose? Here, Harry Turtledove explores such "what ifs" in twenty alternate-history stories ranging from ancient times to the far, far-different future.
Persia has conquered Greece; Athens is in ruins. Yet even under Persia's rule, the power of the people can never be completely broken. . .
A werewolf boy tears through Cologne's medieval stretts in search of sanctuary from the angry mob. But who will shelter a creature so hated and feared?
A student from the far-off future sets off on a field trip to study Genghis Khan -- and finds him in the twentieth century?
And many more!
"He's one of the finest explorers of alternate histories ever." -- Locus
About the Author
Harry Turtledoveis the award-winning author of the alternate-history works"The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, "and"How Few Remain"(winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the War That Came Early novels: "Hitler s War, West and East, The Big Switch, ""Coup d Etat, "and"Two Fronts;"the Worldwar saga: "In the Balance, Tilting the Balance, Upsetting the Balance, "and"Striking the Balance;"the Colonization books: "Second Contact, Down to Earth, "and"Aftershocks;"the Great War epics: "American Front, Walk in Hell, "and"Breakthroughs;"the American Empire novels: "Blood & Iron, The Center Cannot Hold, "and"Victorious Opposition;"and the Settling Accounts series: "Return Engagement, Drive to the East, The Grapple, "and"In at the Death." Turtledove is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters: Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca."