Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Curse You, John Birmingham

*%&$&%!@#$ it! It's the middle of the semester, and I made the mistake of picking up Designated Targets, the second book in John Birmingham's "Axis of Time" trilogy. So now I have not only spent almost an entire day finishing the thing, but I can't resist buying the newly-published third book while it's still in hardback.

Curse you John Birmingham. I can't afford to read fiction during the semester. What, are you trying to ruin my so-called career?

This trilogy has an American carrier task force (built around the USS Hillary Clinton) teleported from like 227 back smack dab into the middle of Spruance's task force. Oh, man, who can resist this kind of stuff? Not somebody who's seen the movie Midway like fifty times, that's for sure, though I'm not naming any names here.

Anyway, according to me these books kick significant ass.


Blogger matthew christman said...


And I know what I'm talking about: I've read all of Harry Turtledove's books about the alternative America where the south wins the civil war, World War One is fought in North America, the North wins, and a Hitler-like Confederate leader fights WWII against the North while carrying out a final solution against southern blacks.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send me some money and I'll stop writing them.

6:05 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...


Hah, YOU are a nerd, you nerd.

Have you checked out those _What If...?_ edited by e.g. Robert Cowley?

I mean, *I* haven't, of course, because that would be, like, REALLY nerdy...

11:37 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...


(Supposing that's who that really is): heh heh. Funny.

As noted above, your books kick of the ass.

11:48 AM  
Blogger matthew christman said...

I read What If?, but not What If 2?...yet, anyway.

This thread is a total nerd-gasm. I love it.

3:41 PM  

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