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Harry Turtledove

The author who got a lot of people into AH. He is, however, not that well respected on the Board, as many people believe he has sold out in recent years and turns out piles of poorly edited populist dreck just to get his kids through college, rather than the fun pulpy stuff and interesting Byzantine history of before. The main problem people have with Turtledove's recent books is his habit of describing his viewpoint characters' simple character traits at least three times per book. The most commonly cited example is Sam Carsten (from the Great War books) sunburning easily.

In Culture

“Turtledove's repetition” is a common running joke on the Board, cited in parodies and comedic works such as The Series, Luaky Commer, etc., etc.

However, the Board's achievement awards in AH are named the 'Turtledove Awards', in memory of HT's heyday.

List of Harry Turtledove's Works

Sorted alphabetically.

a.) Fiction

b.) Non-fiction

Collaborations with Other Writers discussions on Harry Turtledove

Discussion on Turtledove's capabilities as a writer

Discussion on Turtledove's popularity as an AH writer


The Turtledove That We All Love - A somewhat tongue-in-cheek narrative tribute to Mr. Turtledove, by David Bar Elias.

See Also

Harry Turtledove's Official Site

The Harry Turtledove Wikia

Turtledove is giving a lecture at my college - An audio recording of the lecture is available here.

Turtledove is at Dragoncon

TV interview with Harry Turtledove

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