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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

Label
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PBJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steele, Allen M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T338425
LC item number
V8 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space race
  • Scientists
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
V-S day : a novel of alternate history, Allen Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-308)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1591580
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Mass market edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780425259757
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1591580
  • (OCoLC)900477741
Label
V-S day : a novel of alternate history, Allen Steele
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-308)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1591580
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Mass market edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780425259757
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1591580
  • (OCoLC)900477741

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