A Novel of Alternate History
It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S. Work on the rocket--called "Silbervogel"--begins at Peenemunde. Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt. The American President determines that there is only one logical response: the U.S. must build a spacecraft capable of intercepting "Silbervogel" and destroying 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.
Praise For V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History…
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“Bears evidence of fresh thought about the opportunities inherent in science fiction to take the familiar and make it new.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A rich blend of personal and political storytelling.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Vivid realism.”—USA Today
“The closest thing the science fiction world now has to Robert A. Heinlein.”—SFRevu
“Allen Steele is always good.”—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author
Ace Books, 9780425259740, 308pp.
Publication Date: February 4, 2014