Some reading picks
last updated 2 October 2010
General notes: this is a partial listing of the novels and stories by Turtledove (specifically, those that are alternate history and/or science fiction). Those novels and stories which involve the same characters and/or storylines are collected together and listed in sequence of storyline chronology. Setting date (specified or presumed) is given. In some cases the resulting sequence differs from the sequence of writing and publication. Publication date is given in parenthesis.
alternate history (or time travel) fiction:
- A Different Flesh (Sep 1994)--short story collection including
- "Vilest Beast" (first appeared in Analog, Sep 1985)
- "And So To Bed" (first appeared in Analog, Jan 1986)
- "Around the Salt Lick" (first appeared in Analog, Feb 1986)
- "The Iron Elephant" (first appeared in Analog, May 1986)
- "Though the Heavens Fall" (first appeared in Analog, Sep 1986)
- "Trapping Run" (first appeared in Isaac Asimov's SFM, Feb 1988)
- "Freedom" (first appeared in Isaac Asimov's SFM, Mar 1988)
- The Guns of the South (Nov 1992)--point of departure: time travelers supply the Confederate Army with AK-47s late in the War Between the States
- The Worldwar Saga/Colonization series--point of departure: an alien race invades Earth in 1942:
- Worldwar: In the Balance (Jan 1994)
- Worldwar: Tilting the Balance (Mar 1995)
- Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance (Feb 1996)
- Worldwar: Striking the Balance (Dec 1996)
- Colonization: Second Contact (Feb 1999)
- Colonization: Down to Earth (Mar 2000)
- Colonization: Aftershocks (Feb 2001)
- Homeward Bound (Dec 2004)
- The Two Georges (with Richard Dreyfuss) (Oct 1995)--point of departure: the American colonies stop short of obtaining independence from England
- How Few Remain/The Great War series--point of departure: the Confederate States of America maintain their independence:
- How Few Remain (Oct 1997)
- The Great War: American Front (Jun 1998)
- The Great War: Walk in Hell (Aug 1999)
- The Great War: Breakthroughs (Aug 2000)
- American Empire: Blood and Iron (Jul 2001)
- American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold (Jun 2002)
- American Empire: The Victorious Opposition (Jul 2003)
- Settling Accounts: Return Engagement (May 2004)
- Settling Accounts: Drive to the East (Aug 2005)
- Settling Accounts: The Grapple (Jul 2006)
- Settling Accounts: In at the Death (Jul 2007)
- "The Phantom Tolbukhin" (in Alternate Generals ed. by Harry Turtledove and Roland Green, Aug 1998)
- Ruled Britannia (Nov 2002)--point of departure: Spain defeats the English navy in 1588.
- In the Presence of Mine Enemies (Nov 2003)--point of departure: Nazi Germany occupies the United States.
- Crosstime Traffic series--premise: commercial access to parallel universes with alternate timelines:
- Gunpowder Empire (Dec 2003)
- Curious Notions (Oct 2004)
- In High Places (Dec 2005)
- The Disunited States of America (Sep 2006)
- The Gladiator (May 2007)
- The Valley-Westside War (Jul 2008)
- Days of Infamy series--point of departure: the Japanese successfully invade Hawaii after attacking Pearl Harbor in 1941.
- Days of Infamy (Nov 2004)
- End of the Beginning (Nov 2005)
- Atlantis series--premise: European explorers find a separate continent in the Atlantic off North America.
- Opening Atlantis (Jun 2007)
- The United States of Atlantis (Dec 2008)
- Liberating Atlantis (Dec 2009)
- The Man with the Iron Heart (2008)--point of departure: Reinhard Heydrich survives assasination in 1942 Czechoslovakia.
- The War That Came Early series--point of departure: British Prime Minister Chamberlain does not sign the Munich Accord in 1938.
- The War That Came Early: Hitler's War (Aug 2009)
- The War That Came Early: West and East (Jul 2010)
- Noninterference incorporating
- "Noninterference" (short story in Analog, Jul 1985)
- "Second Survey" (short story in Analog, Jul 1986)
- "The Report on Bilbeis IV" (novella in Analog, May-Jul 1987)
- A World of Difference (May 1990)--presumes a larger planet in place of Mars
- Down in the Bottomlands (with L. Sprague de Camp) (Oct. 1999)
Much information on Turtledove's writings comes from the Harry Turtledove Website created by Steven Silver.
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Last modified 2 October 2010.
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