A World of Difference

A World of Difference

Turtledove, Harry

language: English

Publisher: Del Rey

Publishing date: Jan 1, 1990

Words: 123148
Pages: 447

Description:

When the Viking lander on the planet Minerva is destroyed, sending back one last photo of a strange alien being, scientists on Earth are stunned. And so a joint investigation - by the USA and Russia - is launched, the first long-distance manned space mission and a symbol of the new peace between old rivals. Humankind's first close encounter with extraterrestrials will be history in the making, and the two teams are schooled in diplomacy as well as in science. But nothing prepares them for alien war - especially when the Americans and the Russinas find themselves on opposite sides. The bestselling author of the *Worldwar* and *Colonisation* sequences has once again set up an epic story of conflict in an alternate world of 'what if?' and 'what could be'. 'The wizard of If.' *Chicago Sun-Times* 'The standard-bearer for alternate history.' *USA Today* ** ### From the Inside Flap When the Viking lander on the planet Minerva was destroyed, sending back one last photo of a strange alien being, scientists on Earth were flabbergasted. And so a joint investigation was launched by the United States and the Soviet Union, the first long-distance manned space mission, and a symbol of the new peace between the two great rivals. Humankind's first close encounter with extraterrestrials would be history in the making, and the two teams were schooled in diplomacy as well as in science. But nothing prepared them for alien war -- especially when the Americans and the Soviets found themselves on opposite sides... ### About the Author **Harry Turtledove** is 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.