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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THATS a little ahead, but still. I went into this not sure what to expect. Humanity has got into space. Nuclear destruction engulfed major cities, and the invaders claimed half the planet before an uneasy peace could be achieved.

There were definitely elements I neither liked nor cared for, but overall the book entertained me and held my attention throughout most of the book. The fifth book in this series continues on as before.

It was a decent effort at continuing the original series. But somehow the humans had fought off the extra-terrestrials in some regions, come to a stalemate in others, and had lost their territory in yet other regions. It misses the mark of the original series in terms of engagement, character development and entertainment. Sep 05, Gridcube rated it liked it. Sign In Don’t have an account? I do find that Turtledove tends to repeat information in his books to often, its not like his readers can’t remember information from one book to another!


The same characters are followed, with some new ones, as the lizards engage in a Cold War of sorts upon the arrival of the Colonisation Fleet.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’m definitely reading the next in the series. Jul 01, Emma rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Lizards could be interesting aliens but apparently not these lizards! Find out in this alternate timeline.

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This is a series but I will not be reading any more of these books. Easy, if long read, with the plot continuing to develop nicely. You’ve successfully reported this review. May 14, Chad J rated it it was amazing Shelves: Started slow colohization picked up for me halfway through. In at the Death. Then, in Harry Turtledove’s brilliantly imagined Worldwar saga, an alien assault changed everything.

Please review your cart. The Japanese are mentioned turttledove afterthoughts in this novel, which is somewhat interesting. The Man with the Iron Heart.

I’m not sure uarry it’s that Turtledove becomes a better writer with each book he writes or the story has just had a chance to really fold out and stretch it’s I went into this not sure contacy to expect.

Now The Races civilians are introduced to the challenge of dealing with Earth’s natives. This article about an alternate history novel of the s is a stub. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

March 3, Imprint: Now he expands his magnificent epic into the volatile s, when the space race is in its infancy and humanity must face its greatest challenge: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Colonization 1Tosev 5. Add to basket failed. I think this has turtoedove be my favorite in the series so far, although I feel like I’ve said that with every book in the series. Overall rating No ratings yet 0.


On the other I think that five books in we don’t need to be reminded continually that the probe the Lizards sent showed men on horseback etc Still well-written, though, while still being unsurprising in almost every respect. This is one my better ebook finds; hary aliens are well-developed, many of the humans are interesting, thoughtful characters though some feel stereotypicaland the plot the uneasy co-existence of the two Raceswhile it moves slowly, is turtledovve Haven’t read alternate history for a while, not usually something I search out and sometimes I try and avoid it altogether if it involves Nazis.

To ask other readers questions about Second Contactplease sign up. Peccato per l’ultimo libro, conclusione maldestra e infelice di un ciclo senza il quale meriterebbe almeno di essere equiparato al precedente. It was an okay book. D Dopo la serie Invasione inizia una nuova serie: