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The Resource V-S day : a novel of alternate history, Allen Steele

V-S day : a novel of alternate history, Allen Steele

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V-S day : a novel of alternate history
Title
V-S day
Title remainder
a novel of alternate history
Statement of responsibility
Allen Steele
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With a gift for visionary fiction that "would make Robert A. Heinlein proud" (Entertainment Weekly), three-time Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility: What if the race to space had occurred in the early days of World War II? It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his fuhrer to abandon the V-2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the United States. Work on the rocket--called Silvervogel--begins at Peenemunde. Though the plan is top secret, British intelligence discovers it and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt. The American president determines that there is only one logical response: The United States must build a spacecraft with the ability to intercept Silvervogel and destroy it. Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, agrees to head the classified project. So begins a race against time between two secret military programs and two brilliant scientists whose high-stakes competition will spiral into a deadly game of political intrigue and unforeseen catastrophes played to the death in the brutal skies above America"--
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Steele, Allen M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Space race
  • Scientists
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Space race
Label
V-S day : a novel of alternate history, Allen Steele
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881094386
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780425259757
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881094386
  • (Sirsi) a1782368
Label
V-S day : a novel of alternate history, Allen Steele
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881094386
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780425259757
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881094386
  • (Sirsi) a1782368

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