Final Impact

These are the questions that John Birmingham brilliantly answers in his critically acclaimed adventure of war and imagination.

Author: John Birmingham

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345501301

Category: Fiction

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“The action is nonstop, the characters very real—and very different from each other—and, to coin a phrase, it makes you think.”—S. M. Stirling, author of Island in the Sea of Time In the year 2021, a multinational fleet—experimenting with untested weapons technology—pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools, and twenty-first-century ways of war. For “uptimers” like Britain’s Prince Harry and the men and women who serve aboard the supercarrier USS Hillary Clinton, war is a constant struggle with their own downtime allies, who are mired in ignorance and bigotry. As the Allies counter the Nazi assault and set off for the coast of France, Japan begins to buckle, soon every battle will be played out in a lethal dance of might and intelligence, unholy alliances and desperate gambles, and each clash will be fought with the ultimate weapon; knowledge from the future. Thanks to the historical records, all sides know that two superpowers will emerge while the losers will be pounded into submission. But time has shifted on its axis, so none know who will survive or how peace will take hold in a world turned upside down. These are the questions that John Birmingham brilliantly answers in his critically acclaimed adventure of war and imagination.

Final Impact

The Sequence of event of the Second World War was altered forever at the very moment the task force of ultra-modern stealth warships emerged from a rip in the time-space continuum.

Author: John Birmingham

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141903729

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The Sequence of event of the Second World War was altered forever at the very moment the task force of ultra-modern stealth warships emerged from a rip in the time-space continuum. Hurled back from 2021 to 1942 after a quantum experiment goes horribly wrong, no one could have predicted the impact of this futuristic fighting force. Chaos ensues... In the third and final gripping instalment of the Axis of Time trilogy, the revised history of the War is more alarming than ever. Hitler and the Japanese race towards atomic capability; Stalin plots to tear down the future and rebuild it in his own image; and the allies begin their Great Crusade, with the weapons of know-how of the twenty-first century. The final battle of the war is about to begin...

Encyclopedia of Weird War Stories

Final Impact [Novel; SFW] Author: John Birmingham; First publication: New York: Del Rey-Ballantine Books, 2007. The conclusion to the Axis of Time trilogy set in 1944 sees the Germans and Japanese forces on the verge ofbuilding an atom ...

Author: Paul Green

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666723

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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 Fictional war narratives often employ haunted battlefields, super-soldiers, time travel, the undead and other imaginative elements of science fiction and fantasy. This encyclopedia catalogs appearances of the strange and the supernatural found in the war stories of film, television, novels, short stories, pulp fiction, comic books and video and role-playing games. Categories explore themes of mythology, science fiction, alternative history, superheroes and "Weird War."

Final Impact

A threat to the destruction of the world. Hitler, Tojo and Stalin, in their own ways, threaten the stability of the world as we know it.

Author: John Birmingham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1405037253

Category: Adventure fiction

Page: 438

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As history reaches a tipping point, the forces unleashed by the Transition threaten to bring the future crashing down in ruins. Will Hitler and Tojo finish their race towards an atom bomb? Is another catastrophic wave of destruction about to sweep out of a revitalised Soviet Union? What price will Kolhammer and his people pay for disrupting their own past?

The Cruel Stars

BY JOHN BIRMINGHAM Published by Del Rey Books Without Warning After America Angels of Vengeance THE AXIS OF TIME TRILOGY Weapons of Choice Designated Targets Final Impact DAVE VS. THE MONSTERS Emergence Resistance Ascendance The Cruel ...

Author: John Birmingham

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780399593321

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In this epic sci-fi adventure for fans of The Expanse and Battlestar Galactica, five intrepid heroes must unite to save civilization after a long-dormant enemy awakens and strikes a devastating blow “This jarring, engrossing story of a species-wide fight for survival is recommended for all science fiction readers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) The galaxy was once terrorized by the Sturm, a group of “species purists” intent on destroying any human with genetic or cybernetic enhancements. Fashioning themselves as the one true “Human Republic,” the Sturm cut a bloody swath across the stars, killing billions before finally being defeated and driven into the far reaches of Dark Space. Centuries of peace bred complacency. Everyone believed the Sturm had died out in the Dark. They were wrong. The enemy has returned and, with a brutal and decisive attack, knocks out almost all of humanity’s defenses. Now on the brink of annihilation, humankind’s only hope is a few brave souls who survived the initial attack: Commander Lucinda Hardy, thrust into uncertain command of the Royal Armadalen Navy’s only surviving warship. Booker3, a soldier of Earth, sentenced to die for treason, whose time on death row is cut short when the Sturm attack his prison compound. Princess Alessia, a young royal of the Montanblanc Corporation, forced to flee when her home planet is overrun and her entire family executed. Sephina L’trel, the leader of an outlaw band who must call on all of her criminal skills to resist the invasion. And, finally, Admiral Frazer McLennan, the infamous hero of the first war with the Sturm hundreds of years ago, who hopes to rout his old foes once and for all—or die trying. These five flawed, reluctant heroes must band together to prevail against a relentless enemy and near-impossible odds. For if they fail, the future itself is doomed. “Frenetic action viewed in a black fun-house mirror.”—Kirkus Reviews

Weapons of Choice

On the eve of America’s greatest victory in the Pacific, a catastrophic event disrupts the course of World War II, forever changing the rules of combat.

Author: John Birmingham

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345478382

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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On the eve of America’s greatest victory in the Pacific, a catastrophic event disrupts the course of World War II, forever changing the rules of combat. . . . The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A military experiment in the year 2021 has thrust an American-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the U.S. naval task force speeding toward Midway Atoll—and what was to be the most spectacular U.S. triumph of the entire war. Thousands died in the chaos, but the ripples had only begun. For these veterans of Pearl Harbor—led by Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, and Spruance—have never seen a helicopter, or a satellite link, or a nuclear weapon. And they’ve never encountered an African American colonel or a British naval commander who was a woman and half-Pakistani. While they embrace the armada’s awesome firepower, they may find the twenty-first century sailors themselves far from acceptable. Initial jubilation at news the Allies would win the war is quickly doused by the chilling realization that the time travelers themselves—by their very presence—have rendered history null and void. Celebration turns to dread when the possibility arises that other elements of the twenty-first century task force may have also made the trip—and might now be aiding Yamamoto and the Japanese. What happens next is anybody’s guess—and everybody’s nightmare. . . .

The Change

... Birmingham is the author of the Axis of Time series, Weapons of Choice, Designated Targels, Final Impact, and the Stalin's Hammer e-book spinoffs. Because you always wanted to see a time-traveling rainbow alliance kick Hitler's ass.

Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698141698

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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ALL-NEW STORIES OF THE EMBERVERSE by S.M. Stirling, Harry Turtledove, Walter Jon Williams, John Birmingham, John Barnes, Jane Lindskold, and more... “[A] vivid portrait of a world gone insane,”* S. M. Stirling’s New York Times bestselling Novels of the Change have depicted a vivid, utterly persuasive, and absorbingly unpredictable postapocalyptic wasteland in which all modern technology has been left in ashes, forcing humankind to rebuild an unknowable new world in the wake of unimaginable—and deliberate—chaos. Now, in this startling new anthology, S. M. Stirling invites the most fertile minds in science fiction to join him in expanding his rich Emberverse canvas. Here are inventive new perspectives on the cultures, the survivors, and the battles arising across the years and across the globe following the Change. In his all-new story “Hot Night at the Hopping Toad,” Stirling returns to his own continuing saga of the High Kingdom of Montival. In the accompanying stories are fortune seekers, voyagers, and dangers—from the ruins of Sydney to the Republic of Fargo and Northern Alberta to Venetian and Greek galleys clashing in the Mediterranean. These new adventures revisit beloved people and places from Stirling’s fantastic universe, introduce us to new ones, and deliver endlessly fascinating challenges to conquer, all while unfolding in a “postapocalyptic landscape that illuminates both the best and the worst of which our species is capable,”** “a world you can see, feel, and touch.” *** Contributors to The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth Include Introduction: The Change as Setting and Secondary World by S. M. Stirling Hot Night at the Hopping Toad by S. M. Stirling Rate of Exchange by A. M. Dellamonica Tight Spot by Kier Salmon Against the Wind by Lauren C. Teffeau The Demons of Witmer Hall by M. T. Reiten Bernie, Lord of the Apes by John Jos. Miller The Seeker: A Poison in the Blood by Victor Milán Grandpa’s Gift by Terry D. England Fortune and Glory by John Birmingham The Venetian Dialectic by Walter Jon Williams The Soul Remembers Uncouth Noises by John Barnes Topanga and the Chatsworth Lancers by Harry Turtledove The Hermit and the Jackalopes by Jane Lindskold The New Normal by Jody Lynn Nye A Missed Connection by Emily Mah Tippetts Deor by Diana Paxson *Statesman Journal (Salem, OR) **Science Fiction Weekly ***Otherwhere Gazette

Dave vs the Monsters Emergence

... the Axis of Time series: Weapons of Choice, Designated Targets and Final Impact, and the Stalin's Hammer: Rome ebook; and the Disappearance trilogy: Without Warning, After America and Angels of Vengeance. Between writing books he ...

Author: John Birmingham

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781166222

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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When an oil rig drills too deep, it unleashes a torrent of nightmares—the creatures of legend, always thought to be figments of our imagination, are now a very real threat to the survival of humankind. But when he kills a seven-foot-tall demon with an axe to the skull, Dave Hooper—a booze-soaked, middle-aged oil-rig safety manager—is transformed into an honest-to-god monster slayer.

Dave vs the Monsters Resistance

... the Axis of Time series: Weapons of Choice, Designated Targets and Final Impact, and the Stalin's Hammer: Rome ebook; and the Disappearance trilogy: Without Warning, After America and Angels of Vengeance. Between writing books he ...

Author: John Birmingham

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781166246

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Holed up in Las Vegas after the tumultuous Battle of New Orleans, Dave is enjoying the VIP perks afforded a champion monster-slayer. He may be a superhero of swag and the toast of the town, but if some fire-breathing dragons have their way, odds are everyone will soon be toast. The hordes from the UnderRealms are regrouping for their next attack, but first Dave must face off against a ravishing Russian spy with a few superpowers of her own.

Dave vs the Monsters Ascendance

... the Axis of Time series: Weapons of Choice, Designated Targets and Final Impact, and the Stalin's Hammer: Rome ebook; and the Disappearance trilogy: Without Warning, After America and Angels of Vengeance. Between writing books he ...

Author: John Birmingham

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781166260

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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As a hardworking monster-slayer, Dave Hooper tries not to bring his work home with him. But nowadays it's hard to keep them separate. Email, cellphones, empath daemons, they never let a guy rest. The Horde has been raising hell and leveling cities from New York to Los Angeles, keeping Dave and his fellow monster-killer, Russian spy Karin Varatschevsky, very busy. But when the legions of hell invade the small seaside town his boys call home, Dave has to make a call. Save the world? Or save his family? Not as easy a choice as you'd think, since Dave's ex-wife expects to be saved too. And there's no convincing her that the supersexy Russian spy isn't his girlfriend. She's just his sidekick—and an assassin.