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The Best Harry Turtledove Books

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List of the best Harry Turtledove books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Harry Turtledove is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Harry Turtledove who want to know which novels they should start reading first. Turtledove is the master at writing alternate histories in which the world is often a much scarier place. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.List features books like The Great War: Walk in Hell, In high places and more! What are Harry Turtledove's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • 1
    11
    2

    Worldwar: In the Balance

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published1994-01-03

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2
    15
    7

    How Few Remain

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published1997-09-08

    SubjectsUnited States of America, History

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3
    20
    14

    The Guns of the South

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published1992-09-22

    SubjectsUnited States of America, American Civil War, History

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Historical fiction, Fiction, Time travel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    12
    4

    First Published1999-08-03

    SubjectsWorld War I

    Genres (Book)Alternate history

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5

    First Published1996-01-01

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6

    First Published2007-07-27

    Genres (Book)Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7

    First Published2003-07-29

    Genres (Book)Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8

    First Published1995-02-21

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9

    First Published2001-07-31

    Genres (Book)Alternate history

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10

    First Published2002-06-25

    Genres (Book)Alternate history

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11

    First Published2000-08-01

    SubjectsWorld War I

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12
    4
    2

    Gunpowder Empire

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published2003-12-05

    Genres (Book)Alternate history

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13

    First Published1998-05-12

    SubjectsWorld War I

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14

    First Published2003-11-04

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Dystopia, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15

    First Published2004-08

    Genres (Book)Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16
    2
    2

    Justinian

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published1998

    Genres (Book)Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17
    0
    0

    Over the Wine Dark Sea

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published2001-11

    Genres (Book)Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18
    1
    7

    Ruled Britannia

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published2002

    SubjectsGreat Britain

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Novel, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 19

    First Published2005-08

    Genres (Book)Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20

    First Published2006-07

    Genres (Book)Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 21

    First Published1996-11-05

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22
    3
    4

    Homeward Bound

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published2004-12-28

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23
    0
    4

    A World of Difference

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published1990-05

    SubjectsCold War

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 24
    4
    2

    Kaleidoscope

    Harry Turtledove, Danielle Steel

    First Published1987

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Speculative fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 25
    2
    2

    The Gladiator

    Harry Turtledove

    First Published2007-05

    SubjectsCold War, Adventure, Time travel

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Alternate history, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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