Weapons of Choice: World War 2.1 - Alternative History Science Fiction

Weapons of Choice: World War 2.1 - Alternative History Science Fiction

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By (author) John Birmingham

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 816 pages
  • Dimensions: 111mm x 181mm x 49mm | 435g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141029110
  • ISBN 13: 9780141029115
  • Sales rank: 75,385

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The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. In 2021, a quantum military experiment goes horrifically wrong. A multinational taskforce of ultra-modern warships is suddenly transported back in time to 1942...right into the path of the US naval battle group bound for Midway Atoll. History is rewritten in an instant as the future smashes into the past, and high-tech hardware goes head to head with World War Two technology. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the maelstrom has only just begun. The veterans of Pearl Harbour have never seen a helicopter, or a cruise missile - let alone nanotechnology, ceramic bullets, and F22 Raptor stealth jetfighters. Allied and Axis forces are then caught in a desperate struggle to gain the upper hand - each hoping to tip the balance with a fist full of twenty first century firepower. What happens next is anybody's guess - and everybody's nightmare.

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Author information

John Birmingham lives in Australia, and is the author of the cult classic He Died With a Falafel in His Hand and the award-winning history Leviathan. Between writing books he contributes to a wide range of newspapers and magazines on topics as diverse as biotechnology and national security.

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"This is an excellent combination of near future military SF and alternate history, and a riveting story to boot."-Eric Flint, author of "1632 "and "1634: The Galileo Affair ""This book has everying: time travel, the British royalty, things that go boom, and unrelenting action. Read the opening at your own risk: you won't be doing anything else until you finish it."-Sean WILLIAMS, co-author of "Heirs of Earth" and "Star Wars: Force Heretic: Reunion" "From the Trade Paperback edition."