Second Contact has ratings and 56 reviews. David said: This novel is the first in the Colonization Trilogy. Set in the ‘s, twenty years after t. Colonization: Second Contact Summary. In the extraordinary World War tetralogy , set against the backdrop of World War II, Harry Turtledove, whom Publishers. [A] tour de force of speculative historical fiction. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal In the extraordinary Worldwar tetralogy.

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Mar 17, Holden Attradies rated secoond really liked it Shelves: Down to Earth By: Now he expands his magnificent epic into the volatile s, when turt,edove space race is in its infancy and humanity must face its greatest challenge: I think the series strong suit is in the small manners that the aliens and the Human’s differ.

This novel is the first in the Colonization Trilogy. I have found the entire World War Series interesting and entertaining. Works by Harry Turtledove.

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Set in the same universe as the Worldwar series, the Colonization series brings us to Earth in the s, where four superpowers rule: For all the countries of the world, this is the greatest threat of all. Paperbackpages. This ckntact has multiple issues. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. In at the Death. They are generally less aggressive and are not as calculating or vindictive as humans. May 23, John Randall rated it it was ok. Turtledove picks up the continuing story using many of the characters that survived the arrival of the aliens and introducing new characters.

The title should be at least 4 decond long.

I guess this is the Race’s version of having a sexual revolution. Also Turtledove should stop writing sex dialog. American Front Walk in Hell Breakthroughs. I think that is one of the ‘weakest’ areas of the books – the reader is never really told how much time is passing in each story, let alone between turgledove chapter.


If he were to re-edit these books, I think it would help if he would include some kind of time frame for the reader. I am pretty much dedicated to finishing this series and the stand alone follow on volume. The plot was slow and there was no closure of anything at the end.

It will be interesting to [re]discover if they remain nothing more than pawns or are able to drive the Lizards out of China.

There is still the epic scale and although the conflict is almost glacial, the sci-fi elements are just enough to pull the reader through. Humanity has got into space.

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The Race also occupies Polandsexond the territory acting as a buffer statekeeps Germany and the Soviet Union from having a mutual land border and an easy way to restart the war between them. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

But somehow the humans had fought off the extra-terrestrials in some regions, tjrtledove to a stalemate in others, and had lost their territory in yet other regions. Second Contact Colonization, Book 1 By: At the start of the novel, the colonization fleet of the Race enters the Solar Systembringing with them eighty to one hundred million colonists for settling on Earth.

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Whereas the original series was fresh and original, Second Contact creates a few new ideas and pulls them in to a drawn out first novel, with most of the content feeling rehashed.

Parts of it were kind of fast; a lot of it was kind of slow. March 3, Imprint: In the Worldwar and Colonization series, an ancient, highly advanced alien species found itself locked in a bitter struggle with a distant, rebellious planet: How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.


THATS a little ahead, but still. They really are small manners, but seeing how those small things make for explosive or just surprising differences between the two societies is incredibly interesting. Some of the Lizards have mentioned how they have long memories, how if the Race discovers after two hundred years have passed who is the guilty party, secodn will rain nuclear fire on the offending nation even though the ones who ordered the sfcond have long since been dead and gone.

Please try again later. At least he avoided the trap I have a feeling I’ve read this book before, but I’m not sure. Aug 14, Simon Mynott rated it really liked it. I love the way that Turtledove uses his large cast and how the story twists and turns. tuftledove

It seems like it is more about the Lizards having their own personal ‘sexual revolution’ than it is about humanity. Second Contact Down to Earth Aftershocks.

Hehe, I just wait for the tales after this one, Wiki says: Plot Edit The novel takes place over a period from throughtwo decades following the end of the Race Invasion of Tosev 3 covered in previous volumes. turhledove

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