Hitler Victorious: Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities)
Hitler Victorious Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II - Garland Reference Library of the Humanities Author:Gregory Benford Why does the memory of Adolph Hitler refuse to be exorcised? Why, forty years after his death, and the end of World War II, do we have "Hitler Victorious", an anthology of eleven stories set in various alternative worlds in which... Nazi Germany did not end in the rubble of the Fuhrerbunker in Berlin?" — Norman Spinrad raises these important ques... more »tions in the introduction to this highly readable anthology -- and then answers them in an illuminating and provocative essay that explains why "people with no historical perception or connection to the culture or theories of the Third Reich...are still fascinated by... Adolf Hitler."
A treat for all science-fiction enthusiasts and powerful, thought-provoking reading for everyone, these stories explore a whole series of futures made possible by the chilling but not at all implausible premise of the triumph of "the Thousand-Year Reich".« less
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Maybe I'm not as much of a science-fiction fan as I believed I was. Most of these stories were silly and ridiculous. "Moon of Ice" was my personal favorite. At least there was a touch of realism to it. I freely admit that I didn't make sense of the last story, "Valhalla," but then, I didn't feel like trying too hard.
I enjoy alternate histories/universes/timelines, but this was asking too much of the reader. I was hoping for most of the authors to have taken it seriously. They didn't deliver.