News Ticker

Cover & Synopsis: “V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History” by Allen Steele

Ok, I admit it. I troll Amazon for upcoming releases. How else would I found out about cool, upcoming books like this one? It’s Allen Steel’s forthcoming novel V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History.

Here’s the synopsis:

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 WWII?

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.

And check out some bigger cover art!

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Hardcover (February 4, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0425259749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425259740
About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

5 Comments on Cover & Synopsis: “V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History” by Allen Steele

  1. Are you on Goodreads? I guess that wouldn’t make sense.

  2. This is a really good book. At times a little slow, and I wish there had been more attention on the characters, but I read this very quickly (I had access to a VERY early version). Great story.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: