Colonization

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,013 ratings

Colonization: Second Contact Publisher's Summary

In the extraordinary World War tetralogy, set against the backdrop of World War II, Harry Turtledove, whom Publishers Weekly has called the "Hugo-winning master of alternate SF," wove an explosive saga of world powers locked in conflict against an enemy from the stars. Now he expands his magnificent epic into the volatile 1960s, when the space race is in its infancy and humanity must face its greatest challenge: alien colonization of planet Earth.

Yet even in the shadow of this inexorable foe, the United States, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany are unable to relinquish their hostilities and unite against a massive new wave of extraterrestrials. For all the countries of the world, this is the greatest threat of all. This time, the terrible price of defeat will be the conquest of our world and perhaps the extinction of the human race itself.

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  • Book 1

    • Colonization: Second Contact

    • Colonization, Book 1
    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    In the extraordinary Worldwar tetralogy, set against the backdrop of World War II, Harry Turtledove, whom Publishers Weekly has called the "Hugo-winning master of alternate SF," wove an explosive saga of world powers locked in conflict against an enemy from the stars.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great title poorly presented

    • By Magnus on 06-27-12

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 2

    • Colonization: Down to Earth

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 28 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    In 1942, Hitler led the world's most savage military machine. Stalin ruled Russia while America was just beginning to show its strength in World War II. Then, in Harry Turtledove's brilliantly imagined Worldwar saga, an alien assault changed everything. Nuclear destruction engulfed major cities, and the invaders claimed half the planet before an uneasy peace could be achieved.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story ruined by subpar performance

    • By Anonymous User on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 3

    • Aftershocks

    • Colonization, Book 3
    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 28 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Set in the same universe as the Worldwar series, the Colonization series brings us to Earth in the 1960s, where four superpowers rule: the United States, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the aliens of the Race.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing much happens (entire series)

    • By Fernando on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 4

    • Homeward Bound

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 28 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 283

    With his epic novels of alternate history, Harry Turtledove shares a stunning vision of what might have been - and what might still be - if one moment in history were changed. In the Worldwar and Colonization series, an ancient, highly advanced alien species found itself locked in a bitter struggle with a distant, rebellious planet: Earth. For those defending the Earth, this all-out war for survival supercharged human technology, made friends of foes, and turned allies into bitter enemies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Harry you should have stayed on earth.

    • By Jaime on 04-19-12

    Regular price: $41.99