Departures: Stories of Alternate History

Departures: Stories of Alternate History

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by Harry Turtledove
     
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345380111
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,235,145
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.95(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet 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, andIn at the Death. Turtledove is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters: Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca.

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Departures 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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While some of the stories take place in rather obscure epochs in history, it makes the book all the more fun. I was impressed by the research Turtledove, with a degree in history himself, obviously put into each story. A good book for the thinking reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is the what if here?