Weapons of Choice: World War 2.1 - Alternative History Science Fiction

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Penguin Books Limited, Dec 7, 2006 - Fiction - 816 pages
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The impossible has spawned the unthinkable.

In 2021, a quantum military experiment goes horrifically wrong. A multinational taskforce of ultra-modern warships is suddenly transported back in time to 1942... right into the path of the US naval battle group bound for Midway Atoll.

History is rewritten in an instant as the future smashes into the past, and high-tech hardware goes head to head with World War Two technology. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the maelstrom has only just begun. The veterans of Pearl Harbour have never seen a helicopter, or a cruise missile - let alone nanotechnology, ceramic bullets, and F22 Raptor stealth jetfighters.

Allied and Axis forces are then caught in a desperate struggle to gain the upper hand - each hoping to tip the balance with a fist full of twenty first century firepower.

What happens next is anybody's guess – and everybody's nightmare...

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While sailing toward Midway in May 1942, the U.S. fleet, commanded by Admiral Nimitz, collides disastrously with a multinational armada from 2021. Crewed by a combination of soldiers from 21st ... Read full review

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Not finished yet...
But good so far. Some jarring and abrupt location changes in story which ate off putting.

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About the author (2006)

John Birmingham was born in Liverpool, England on August 7, 1964. He migrated with his parents to Australia in 1970. He attended St. Edmunds Christian Brother's College and the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He holds a degree in international relations. He has written numerous fiction and nonfiction books including The Axis of Time Trilogy, Without Warning, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, and How to Be a Man. Leviathan won the National Award for Nonfiction at Australia's Adelaide Festival of the Arts. He has also written for numerous magazine including The Sydney Morning Herald, Rolling Stone, Penthouse, and Playboy.

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