Book Review: Coup d’Etat: The War That Came Early Book 4 by Harry Turtledove

Alternate history is one of my favorite genres. What if something had gone a little differently in history? How would the world be today is that had happened? Harry Turtledove is one of the premier authors of alternate history. Coup D’Etat: The War That Came Early is the fourth book in a six book seriesContinue reading “Book Review: Coup d’Etat: The War That Came Early Book 4 by Harry Turtledove”

Book Review: Designated Targets by John Birmingham – A Military Thriller with a Science-Fiction Edge

In the second novel in John Birmingham’s “Axis of Time” trilogy, he capitalizes on the events which took place in Weapons of Choice knows as “the Transition” or “the Emergence”. In that novel, a multi-national force set on taking on Muslim extremists in the year 2021 get caught up in a science experiment gone awryContinue reading “Book Review: Designated Targets by John Birmingham – A Military Thriller with a Science-Fiction Edge”

Movie Review: Eye of the Needle – The Downfall of a Top-Spy is Almost Always a Woman

Written by Ken Follett and Stanley MannDirected by Richard Marquand I’d never been a big fan of spy thrillers, but Eye of the Needle is a film I’ve watched a few times over the years and enjoyed quite a bit. This was one of the first “adult” films my parents ever took me to see,Continue reading “Movie Review: Eye of the Needle – The Downfall of a Top-Spy is Almost Always a Woman”

Book Review: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early Book 3 by Harry Turtledove

Alternate history is a genre that examines what if history had happened a little bit differently. I enjoy reading that very much and Harry Turtledove is considered one of the top writers in this genre. There are things I love about his stories, and some things that have vexed me over the years I’ve beenContinue reading “Book Review: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early Book 3 by Harry Turtledove”

And So It Goes

Yesterday I was driving around, doing the various errands that needed to be done, when this song came on Classic Rewind. I thought about the events this was chronicling It was a time in history when everything changed, and it was almost unreal as we watched it happening. We had been afraid of Russia forContinue reading “And So It Goes”

Movie Review: Raid on Rommel

Written by Richard BluelDirected by Henry Hathaway One thing I’ve always missed in school is history into the twentieth century. All of our American History classes in high school always seemed to run out of time somewhere around the turn of the twentieth century, so we never really managed to explore in depth the FirstContinue reading “Movie Review: Raid on Rommel”

Book Review – Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance by Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove is an author known for his specialization in Alternate History. He asks the question what if something different had happened at some point in recorded history? In the Worldwar series of novels, Turtledove asks what would have happened if an alien race decided to invade right as World War II was going intoContinue reading “Book Review – Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance by Harry Turtledove”