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Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century (Metro Books Edition)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent anthology

    Like most readers, this reviewer finds it incredible that the ¿Best Stories ... of the Twentieth Century¿ still has genres to cultivate. The latest anthology centers on alternate history and like the other collections includes a wonderful spread of tales covering a what if scenario on a wide range of eras and events written by mostly famous authors. All fourteen stories attain a high quality including those from lesser-known writers. Each contribution provides as Mr. Turtledove describes a ¿funhouse mirror that lets us look at reality in ways we cannot get from any other type of story¿. Sub-genre fans will not want to miss the short stories that allow THE BEST ALTERNATE HISTORY STORIES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to live up to its title. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    Good introduction to a number of great writers!

    Whether you are new to the world of alternate history or a long-time fan, this book provides a fantastic array of works by some very talented authors. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    Good Read

    This is my first Sci-Fi anthology so I don't know if I would call it the best but for the money is was a good read. Mozart in Mirrorshades and The Death of Captain Future were surprisingly good. My favorite was Suppose They Gave a Peace which shows a different Vietnam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    Disappointing mish-mash

    I normally enjoy Turtledove's novels, but he has selected some stories here that frankly puzzle me -- they aren't alternative history, and they aren't very good stories. This was a waste of money.

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