ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE SERIES OF ALTERNATIVE HISTORY NOVELS EVER WRITTEN.Science Fiction Age World War II has evolved into decades of epic struggles and rebellions targeting the aliens known as the Race. As the 1960s begin, one of Earths great powers launches a nuclear strike against the Races colonization fleetand the merciless invaders find themselves confronting a far more complex and challenging species than any they have encountered before. Ultimately, only superior firepower may keep Earth under the Empires controlor it may destroy the world. While uprisings and aftershocks of war shake the planet, one nation plots a stunning counterattack . . .Hugo winner Turtledove lives up to his billing as the grand master of alternative history. . . . This novel is altogether excellent.Publishers Weekly (starred review)From the Paperback edition.