Hitler Victorious: Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II

Preface Imagining the abyss Gregory Benford Introduction Hitler victorious Norman SpinradTwo dooms C.M Kornbluth The Fall of Frenchy Steiner Hilary BaileyThrough road no whither Greg Bear Weihnachtsabend Keith Roberts Thor meets Captain America David BrinMoon of ice Brad Linaweaver Reichs peace Shelia Finch Never meet again Algis BudrysDo ye hear the childrenPreface Imagining the abyss Gregory Benford Introduction Hitler victorious Norman SpinradTwo dooms C.M Kornbluth The Fall of Frenchy Steiner Hilary BaileyThrough road no whither Greg Bear Weihnachtsabend Keith Roberts Thor meets Captain America David BrinMoon of ice Brad Linaweaver Reichs peace Shelia Finch Never meet again Algis BudrysDo ye hear the children weeping Howard GoldsmithEnemy transmissions Tom Shippey Valhalla Gregory Benford
Hitler Victorious Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II Preface Imagining the abyss Gregory Benford Introduction Hitler victorious Norman SpinradTwo dooms C M Kornbluth The Fall of Frenchy Steiner Hilary BaileyThrough road no whither Greg Bear Weihnachtsab

  • Title: Hitler Victorious: Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II
  • Author: Gregory Benford Martin H. Greenberg Norman Spinrad
  • ISBN: 9780824086589
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Hitler Victorious: Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II”

    1. The best part of this collection was one of the two introductions, the one written by Norman Spinrad. In it Spinrad says some provocative things, such as “Who can honestly deny that there is a bit of the Nazi dream in each of us? For deep down beneath the civilized layers of our spirits is there not an ego unbound? Do we not all on some level consider ourselves the secret hero of the story? Does not our species seek to transcend natural evolution through science and technology?If Christianity [...]

    2. Some of the scenarios were more realistic than others, but at least most of them avoided the politically correct temptation among alternate history writers to deviate back towards our timeline through White guilt entropy. Most realistic: a separate peace with the UK, allowing the Wehrmacht to defeat the Soviet Union and topple Communism before Roosevelt can drag the U.S. into the war.

    3. Kornbluth's "Two Dooms" always fun--and had to be a major influence on High Castle. Could've in fact been Dick. I'll assume the eating of the 'shrooms at the end was part of his reverie and not the old "hit me in the head to lose my memory and hit me again to get it back" trick. Upon re-reading, "Frenchy Steiner" very well-written--and very good; sort of like if Sillitoe wrote science fiction. Everything else pretty much interchangeable/forgetable--except "Moon Of Ice" does do a pretty convincin [...]

    4. The most surprising thing about this collection of eleven stories about an alternate future following a German victory in World War II is that there aren't many more such collections.

    5. Alternate history stories about a victorious third Reich. Some great food for thought here, and some chilling scenarious.

    6. Una colección de cuentos de autores famosos con ucronías en las que los nazis ganan la guerra. Suena bien pero no. La mayoría de ellos meten mucha fantasía, sueños premonitorios y cosas así. Solo me han gustado un par de relatos, en especial "Nunca nos encontraremos de nuevo" de Algis Budrys, (view spoiler)[en la que un científico en los años cincuenta viaja a una realidad alternativa y descubre que el Berlín distópico no es el que los nazis ganaron la guerra sino el que sucedió en nu [...]

    7. I remember reading this in High School and really enjoying a few of the stories and really disliking a few (particularly thor meets capatin america). It is one of those books I lent to a friend of a friend never thinking about how the book would ever find its way back to my bookshelf. Now I'd like to reread it and see if the stories are as good or as bad as I remember them.

    8. Este libro llamó mi atención por su planteamiento. Explorar realidades diferentes que fueran posibles si Hitler hubiera ganado la II Guerra Mundial. Vi una película hace años basada en el libro de Robert Harris "Fatherland" y pensé que serian similares. Como dicen que la historia la escriben los vencedores este libro retrata alemanes supersticiosos, dominados por el esoterismo e incluso la brujería, dictadores que sumen al mundo en una segunda edad media y al feudalismo incluso. No busco n [...]

    9. Eh. Nothing in this collection really wowed me except for David Brin's "Thor Meets Captain America," which was what led me to Hitler Victorious in the first place. For a truly great speculative fiction collection try hisThe River of Timeinstead.

    10. Really depressing, but then that is expected of a Nazi victory in World War II. It seems that there should have been one story celebrating the victory even if it was because other changes were driven that led to a better future; lack of imagination amoung science fiction writers. The best story was the continued diaries of Goebbels.

    11. disappointed in this one actually. sigh. only 2 stories that i actually enjoyedtegorized on my shelves as sci-fi since it's speculative, but it's not sci-fi as i generally define it. though, technically i think alternate history is a subcategory.

    12. I found the book to be overall enjoyable and interesting. There was one story that did drag a bit (the one an official shooting his boss for causing his girlfriend's disappearance. Can't recall the title). I liked the one about Goebbels' diary. Overall, a good speculative fiction anthology.

    13. While this compilation of short stories is a bit uneven of quality, the reader is left wanting more. It should be noted that these stories tend more towards science fiction than straight-forward alternate history.

    14. Picked it up without any expectations. The more I read the more enjoyable they became. A library book sale bargain---but not worth new list price.

    15. Once historias sobre qué hubiese pasado si los nazis ganan la guerra. Definitivamente sería un mundo distinto. Interesante y aterrador ejercicio de imaginación.

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