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TitleV-S Day
AuthorAllen M. Steele
ISBN0425259749
ImprintAllen M. Steele Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages320

Description

With a gift for visionary fiction that would make Robert A Heinlein proud Entertainment Weekly three time Hugo Award winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility what if the race to space had occurred in the early days of WWII It s 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S Work on the rocket called Silbervogel begins at Peenemunde Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt The American President determines that there is only one logical response the U.S must build a spacecraft capable of intercepting Silbervogel and destroying it Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid fuel rocket, agrees to head the classified project.So begins a race against time between two secret military programs and two brilliant scientists whose high stakes competition will spiral into a deadly game of political intrigue and unforeseen catastrophes played to the death in the brutal skies above America.

Reviews

Mogsy (MMOGC)

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Day is a bit of a departure from my usual reads, but I ve made made a resolution this year to tackle books that are outside my comfort zone And while I may not be a World War II buff, I do love novels of alternate history and have seen authors come up with some ter... (Sign in to see more)


Lianne Burwell

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

I love a good alternate history, and while this one wasn t a home run, it was definitely a solid double don t ask me why the baseball metaphor I don t have a clue.The basic concept is, drawing on real scientists on Nazi Germany who were interested in rocketry with the goal of getting a man to the mo... (Sign in to see more)


Craig

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

This is a very good novel of alternate history, concerning a Nazi U.S space race during World War II It fits in with his novel THE TRANQUILITY ALTERNATIVE and some earlier short pieces, and while I didn t enjoy it as much as I do the Coyote Universe or Near Space works, I still liked it very much It... (Sign in to see more)


Carl

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

Another smashing good read from Allen Steele This time an alt history novel where the space race is not between Russia and the U.S during the cold war,but between Nazi Germany and the United States during the World War II A race ensues with possibly deadly consequences between Wernher Von Braun and ... (Sign in to see more)


Brett Thomasson

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

Alternate history, or better grammatically, alternative history, takes some event of the past, changes it in some way and then spins a story of the new world the author thinks would have developed in the new timeline The American Civil War and World War II are two of the favorite playgrounds of allo... (Sign in to see more)


Jo (Mixed Book Bag)

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

V S Day by Allen Steele has been on my wish list since it came out in February When I found it on the new books shelf at my library I checked it out and started reading Set in the present and the past it tells a great story of what might have been.History and how it is changed is the main thrust of ... (Sign in to see more)


Rod Hensel

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

Steele is one of my favorite sci fi writers largely because of the Coyote series of books and I was eagerly awaiting this foray into alternate history It s set in World War II and the what if is the Germans and Allies pursue sub orbital flight for bombing rather than the atomic bomb Steele tells a s... (Sign in to see more)


Steve

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

Obviously, the story of a space race between the US and Nazi Germany was well researched with bibliography The characters are well developed, especially Robert Goddard and Werner Von Braun However, as an alternate history, except for the tale of the construction and use of the space ships, it lacked... (Sign in to see more)


Dave Creek

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

A great addition to the literature of alternate history Steele tells of an alternate World War II in which the U.S and Germany rush to achieve space flight rather than pursuing A bomb technology The characters are vividly drawn, and it s a real page turner The tale is told through a frame story that... (Sign in to see more)


Michael Hatt

V-S Day By Allen M. Steele

An engrossing read Really good story of rocket science developing during WWII, looking at it from both American and German sides Liked the character development Always something enticing about old timers looking back at their youth.


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