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February 23rd, 2011


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08:06 am
One book failed to keep me interested, yesterday, and that was Rising Sun Victorious edited by Peter Tsouras. The individual authors postulate one or two minor changes in what happened in the history of the Pacific Theater in WWII, and then suggest the likely end results. I guess that these scenarios make me too uncomfortable to read on. In any case, no. That bodes poorly for my enjoyment of other books of the genre. I have to wonder why I like Turtledove's books so well, though. He does essentially the same thing.

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From:forestcats
Date:February 23rd, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
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Do either of them use intriguing characters that perhaps you care about? I've not gone into the genre of alternative history because my understanding of history is so poor that I wouldn't probably appreciate the changes in an alternate world.
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From:mycroftca
Date:February 23rd, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
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These books are essentially written by historians, and they make very few changes in what happened. There's no "characters"; the people they discuss were real, but they never really describe them sufficiently for you to care about them.
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