Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by David bar Elias, Aug 17, 2008.
I wonder what HT would say if you'd show him this effort.
Good update, David!
Nice map, Arkhangelsk!
Turtledove probably wouldn't care; it isn't earning him any money!! Besides, he got sick of the franchise. That's why he wrapped it up. That's also why the novels got more and more repetitious as they came along. There's only so much complaining about U.S. cigarettes being inferior to C.S. cigarettes one can take, after all!!
Yes, I doubt Harry would look back too fondly at the longest series he's ever written.
I don't mind authors earning their money, but when their series becomes little more than repetitions, I stop buying! It almost felt like he had someone else culling passages from earlier installments and then writing appropriate bridges between them. No sense of continuity in details (and, frankly, that's what makes good ATL's exciting and what we find a LOT here on this site!)
HT used to be my fav AH writer. No more. He's gotten rich, but sloppy and careless.
You forgot about Sam Carsten and his arch enemy sunburns. Scipio and the fact he can talk like an upper class white Confederate and switch to the Congaree dialect he grew up with. Potter and the fact everyone looks at him funny because he speaks like a damnyankee.
Especially, I've noticed that the quality of his old short story anthologies are almost universally of higher quality than his long series, especially the most recent ones.
How are relations between the CDS and the Central Powers?
Between the CDS and the European Community? Quite cordial, as of 1969.
So is the island of Hokkaido a part of the Russian Republic or is it an independent state but under Russian influence?
You made me laugh so hard, I fell out of my chair and banged my elbow on the floor!!!
What happened after the war to Hip Rodriguez' kids?
The thing about repetition is that the characters in 191 are just average people, and average lives are very repetitious. It's enough to make me sick of my life.
What is the deal with Ottoman Egypt and Sudan?
Hokkaido is under joint Russo-CDS military rule (the CDS represented by the US color). Unfortunately the US and Russian colors are very similar and easy blend together.
I'll take the opportunity to post another map, this time showing the main alliances. I think it's pretty self-explanatory, but here I go anyway:
Compact of Democratic States
Seems the Swiss still amke cheese and money independently from others...
Great map! The only thing that should be changed is that Tibet is not in the IM.
What is the current economic balance between those alliances?
Good work, sir! I joined and subscribed on account of this one. Keep up the good work!
I joined on account of this thread also. I have my own ripoff thread, The TL-191 2012 Presidential Election.
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