Hot War

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 642 ratings

Bombs Away Publisher's Summary

From "the master of alternate history" comes a new trilogy that reimagines a mid-20th century in which General MacArthur, without bothering to consult President Truman, detonates nuclear warheads in several Manchurian cities after China enters the Korean War. In his acclaimed novels of alternate history, Harry Turtledove has scrutinized the twisted soul of the 20th century, from the forces that set World War I in motion to the rise of fascism in the decades that followed. Now this masterly storyteller turns his eyes to the aftermath of World War II and asks: In an era of nuclear posturing, what if the Cold War had suddenly turned hot?

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  • Book 1

    • Bombs Away

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Henry Stozier
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 313

    From "the master of alternate history" comes a new trilogy that reimagines a mid-20th century in which General MacArthur, without bothering to consult President Truman, detonates nuclear warheads in several Manchurian cities after China enters the Korean War. In his acclaimed novels of alternate history, Harry Turtledove has scrutinized the twisted soul of the 20th century, from the forces that set World War I in motion to the rise of fascism in the decades that followed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting take on alt history

    • By B. Pearce on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • Fallout

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    The second installment in an all new series, set in an alternate 1950s in which General MacArthur ignites a nuclear war that nearly destroys the planet. With the destruction of Paris by the Russian bombers, an already hot war ramps up to scalding. And even those whose lives have not yet been substantially touched by the war now find themselves in the midst of a living hell as Russia and the US continue to raise the stakes, wiping more and more cities off the face of the globe forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Turtledove has done better.

    • By Kodai on 04-10-17

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

    • Armistice

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Set in an alternate 1950s in which General MacArthur ignites a nuclear war that nearly destroys the planet. Not only is the outcome of the world's first nuclear war still to be determined, as the Americans and Russians continue to sling death at each other, but there remains the question of how hard it will be for humanity to rebuild itself from the ashes of destruction that this war has wrought. For can a victor truly be declared when all of humanity has paid the price?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Anticlimactic end to what should have been two books

    • By Ryan on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $34.99