The Douglas Coleman Show w_ Harry Turtledove

The Douglas Coleman Show w_ Harry Turtledove
4 de dic. de 2023 · 18m 45s

Harry Norman Turtledove is an American author who is best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, fantasy and mystery fiction. He’s...

mostra más
Harry Norman Turtledove is an American author who is best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, fantasy and mystery fiction. He’s a student of history and completed his PhD in Byzantine history. Turtledove published his first two novels, Wereblood and Werenight, in 1979 under the pseudonym "Eric G. Iverson". He later explained that his editor at Belmont Tower did not think that people would believe the author's real name was "Turtledove" and came up with something more Nordic.

He continued to use "Iverson" until 1985. Turtledove won the Homer Award for Short Story in 1990 for Designated Hitter, the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction in 1993 for The Guns of the South, and the Hugo Award for Novella in 1994 for Down in the Bottomlands. “Must and Shall was nominated for the 1996 Hugo Award and Nebula Award for Best Novelette and received an honorable mention for the 1995 Sidewise Award for Alternate History. Two Georges also received an honorable mention for the 1995 Sidewise Award for Alternate History.

Publishers Weekly dubbed Turtledove "The Master of Alternate History". Within the genre, he is known for creating original alternate history scenarios, such as survival of the Byzantine Empire or an alien invasion during the middle of the Second World War. In addition, he has been credited with giving original treatment to alternate themes that had been dealt with by many others, such as the victory of the South in the American Civil War or the victor of Nazi German during the Second World War. His novels have been credited with bringing alternate history into the mainstream. His latest book, Wages of Sin is a terrifying tale about HIV spreading in the early sixteenth century. It poses the question: What if HIV started spreading in the early 1500s rather than the late 1900s? Without modern medicine, anybody who catches HIV is going to die.

A patriarchal society reacts to this devastating disease in the only way it knows how: it sequesters women as much as possible, limiting contacts between the sexes except for married couples. While imperfect, such drastic actions do limit the spread of the disease.

Twitter: @hnturtledove.com

The Douglas Coleman Show now offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors. We also offer advertising. Please see our website for complete details.

http://douglascolemanshow.com

If you have a comment about this episode or any other, please click the link below. https://ratethispodcast.com/douglascolemanshow

Please help The Douglas Coleman Show continue to bring you high quality programs like this.

Go to our Fundrazer page. https://fnd.us/e2CLX2?ref=sh_eCTqb8
mostra menos
Información
Autor The Douglas Coleman Show
Página web -
Etiquetas

Parece que no tienes ningún episodio activo

Echa un ojo al catálogo de Spreaker para descubrir nuevos contenidos.

Actual

Portada del podcast

Parece que no tienes ningún episodio en cola

Echa un ojo al catálogo de Spreaker para descubrir nuevos contenidos.

Siguiente

Portada del episodio Portada del episodio

Cuánto silencio hay aquí...

¡Es hora de descubrir nuevos episodios!

Descubre
Tu librería
Busca