Why do we really have awards (Turtledove Award) in his name? He doesn't seem like much to me; not bad but not really good either. I read some of his more recent stories because I've been hearing good stuff about him, and it's not impressive imo. 1. Inserting a buncha sex scenes that disrupt the flow 2. Flooding it with phrases that he keeps transferring from story to story (if I hear "Stuck between a rock and a hard place" again I will tear my hair out). 3. Interesting concepts but fail execution (pretty soft AH after a bit too). Chamberlain standing up to Hitler, for example. 2 books later British and French soldiers are marching into the USSR together with Germans. No matter how scary Hitler and the Nazis are that will never happen. 4. Book factory: He's producing more than 1 book a year now. He needs to slow down. He's like James Patterson or something. 5. His fetish for weird fantasty stories. He really ought to stick with AH, it was pretty painful for me to read through half of Beyond the Gap. 6. Weird thing for Japan. He left Japan all of its conquered land in Worldwar for some reason and the Race didn't invade the Home Islands(granted, may of been a good reason but I haven't read the series in a long, long time as my local library has very few books and I don't feel like purchasing anything as of now). Frankly, I'm just scared this guy is the "Modern Master" of alternate history. Please try to prove me wrong here as I really, really want to know why everyone thinks he's good and hope I am delusional, as it is hard to find good stuff to read nowadays.