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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse23 Jul 2020 10:04 p.m. PST

"I'd thought that Hitler Invades The United States was going to be just a dime-a-dozen work of internet alternate history. I was mostly right, but one part of it was a lot weirder than I thought, and that part both makes it lower quality and more interesting to write about.

The point of divergence is that the Germans delay their campaign so that the wunderwaffe can be ready. With said wunderwaffe, they easily take over the USSR. Then they launch a successful and "essentially unopposed" (exact words) invasion of Britain. Then it comes time to-guess. It's not exactly the most plausible or original World War II alternate history story out there…"
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Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2020 7:01 a.m. PST

I notice in the review (which is certainly less than flattering) they mention Robert Conroy. Looking him up looks like some interesting fiction. Anyone read any of his stuff and care to comment on it?

Gear Pilot24 Jul 2020 9:48 a.m. PST

I've read Red Inferno, 1901, 1942, Liberty: 1784, 1945, and Germanica. I've enjoyed them.

15mm and 28mm Fanatik24 Jul 2020 10:20 a.m. PST

Robert Conroy

I agree with GP. He's right up there with Harry Turtledove in the alt-history genre.

I'm also nearly finished with Peter Tieryas's 'United States of Japan' as we speak. It's surprisingly good. Compared to Philip K. Dick's 'The Man in the High Castle' because it deals with the aftermath rather than the war itself. I'm going to have to read its two follow-ups, 'Mecha Samurai Empire' and 'Cyber Shogun Revolution.'


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse24 Jul 2020 12:02 p.m. PST



Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2020 5:56 a.m. PST

Many thanks, will have to give them a go. And Fanatik thanks for the bonus.

deephorse25 Jul 2020 7:08 a.m. PST

Do Conroy's novels have to be read in a particular order, or are they independent of each other story wise?

15mm and 28mm Fanatik25 Jul 2020 6:34 p.m. PST

They can be read independently. 'Himmler's War' was the last one I've read.

Brother Jim25 Jul 2020 7:40 p.m. PST

I have that "United States of Japan" book on order at the Library.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2020 8:59 a.m. PST

I always think a review of any fiction book is very lazy when it just tells the reader the plot and even how it ends. A review should offer a comment and maybe a comparison with similar work, but not just describe the content.

Conroy's books make for great reading.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2020 4:14 a.m. PST

1901, his first book, ordered. Thanks all.

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