Divided We Stand: “Confederate” and
lareviewofbooksDivided We Stand: “Confederate” and Civil War Alternate Historieslareviewofbooks... the Southern army — can create profound reflections on the legacy of the Civil War. In Harry Turtledove's The Guns of the South (1992), for example, the Confederacy procures a supply of AK-47s from a time-traveling group of white supremacist ...and more »
Posted on 20 October 2017 | 5:32 am
What if Washington fought for the British?
Hi-Desert StarWhat if Washington fought for the British? Author posits alternate US historyHi-Desert StarHe fell in love with the genre reading books by Harry Turtledove and Robert Conroy. “You change a detail in the past to create a whole new world,” Harris said. “I'll always be drawn to alternate history. The idea of what could have been.” The ...
Posted on 11 October 2017 | 3:38 pm
Before HBO's Confederate, this film took on
SYFY WIRE (blog)Before HBO's Confederate, this film took on the same alt-history in a different waySYFY WIRE (blog)Despite the controversy, though, Confederate is not the first piece of fiction to tackle the subject of an enduring Confederacy. Harry Turtledove's Southern Victory series of novels is one such work, and another is a low-budget film written and ...and more »
Posted on 21 August 2017 | 11:06 am
Don't call all American white supremacists
VoxDon't call all American white supremacists “Nazis.” Their ideology of hate is homegrown.VoxAn ultra-polite high school classmate carried around Harry Turtledove's alternate history book of the Civil War in which the South wins. He venerated Robert E. Lee as a gentleman and a patriot and proclaimed Lincoln “not my president.” I shopped or ...and more »
Posted on 18 August 2017 | 7:50 am
The dangerous myth of a singular, unified,
QuartzThe dangerous myth of a singular, unified, white American SouthQuartzHBO's “Confederate” also dates back to the much-earlier imaginings of Winston Churchill and MacKinlay Cantor and Harry Turtledove—revealing a century-long catalog of attempts to answer the question, What if the South had won the Civil War? The answer ...and more »
Posted on 30 July 2017 | 6:51 am
On Books: An Interview with VADM James P.
Oh yes. I particularly like William Gibson’s science fiction. And those books over there, those are some of the books in the Harry Turtledove series — for example, Legion of Videssos — which I was reading with my son. Thank you. I enjoyed ...
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 11:12 pm
'Bombs Away' by Harry Turtledove shows how
“Bombs Away,” the aptly named latest alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove, follows the writer’s now well-used formula. The novel takes a point of departure in wartime and recounts a different narrative using multiple viewpoint characters, most ...
Posted on 29 July 2015 | 6:39 am
Report: Tom Brady Coulda Been A Jet
From the Daily News' Gary Myers comes an alternate history worthy of Harry Turtledove: A source who was in New York's draft room in 2000 claims one scout aggressively urged Bill Parcells to select Tom Brady with the Jets' sixth-round draft pick.
Posted on 16 October 2014 | 5:22 pm
What would the world be like if America lost
The Atlantic asks Harry Turtledove, writer of counterfactual histories. He points out that, in fact, the alternatives are written not to be realistic, but to throw interesting dramatic light on the world we do inhabit. Alternate history isn't really about ...
Posted on 5 July 2014 | 3:48 am
2013 Michiganders to Watch: John Targowski,
John Targowski co-authored the 2011 city charter amendment making ... He likes alternate history novels, especially books by Harry Turtledove. • In a perfect world, his dream job would be White House drug czar. “That would give me the power to truly ...
Posted on 28 December 2012 | 4:00 am