By John Birmingham
“The motion is nonstop, the characters very real–and very diverse from each one other–and, to coin a word, it makes you think.”
–S. M. Stirling, writer of Island within the Sea of Time
In the 12 months 2021 a multinational fleet–experimenting with untested guns technology–pitched via time, crash-landing in 1942. the area is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to conform to new, high-tech killing instruments, and twenty-first-century methods of war.
For “uptimers” like Britain’s Prince Harry and the lads and ladies who serve aboard the supercarrier USS Hillary Clinton, conflict is a continuing fight with their very own downtime allies, who're mired in lack of understanding and bigotry.
As the Allies counter the Nazi attack and trigger for the coast of France, Japan starts to buckle, quickly each conflict should be performed out in a deadly dance of may and intelligence, unholy alliances and determined gambles, and every conflict can be fought with the last word weapon; wisdom from the future.
Thanks to the historic files, either side understand that superpowers will emerge, whereas the losers might be pounded into submission. yet time has shifted on its axis, so none be aware of who will live on, or how peace will take carry in an international became the wrong way up. those are the questions that John Birmingham brilliantly solutions in his severely acclaimed event of struggle and imagination.
Praise for John Birmingham’s guns of Choice
“Birmingham’s spell binding battleground mixes provocative historic fiction and socially unsleeping futurism.”
“High-tech intrigue and suspense just like the works of Tom Clancy.”
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Blinking signal lamps ﬂashed from their superstructures as signalmen on the darkened bridges translated and relayed messages back and forth between ships. “The situation seems pretty cut-and-dry,” McCandles con tinued. “The Japanese are going to try to pull their troops off Vella LaVella tonight. I guess they’re ﬁnally going to give up that little scrap of an island. They’re all set to abandon it, but you know what that means, don’t you, Jack? It means they’ll leave Vella LaVella tonight and tomorrow we’ll ﬁnd them burrowed in on the next island up the Slot.
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