Final Impact

Final Impact

A Novel of the Axis of Time

Book - 2007
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“The action is nonstop, the characters very real–and very different from each other–and, to coin a phrase, it makes you think.”
–S. M. Stirling, author of Island in the Sea of Time

In the year 2021 a multinational fleet–experimenting with untested weapons technology–pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools, and twenty-first-century ways of war.

For “uptimers” like Britain’s Prince Harry and the men and women who serve aboard the supercarrier USS Hillary Clinton, war is a constant struggle with their own downtime allies, who are mired in ignorance and bigotry.

As the Allies counter the Nazi assault and set off for the coast of France, Japan begins to buckle, soon every battle will be played out in a lethal dance of might and intelligence, unholy alliances and desperate gambles, and each clash will be fought with the ultimate weapon; knowledge from the future.

Thanks to the historical records, all sides know that two superpowers will emerge, while the losers will be pounded into submission. But time has shifted on its axis, so none know who will survive, or how peace will take hold in a world turned upside down. These are the questions that John Birmingham brilliantly answers in his critically acclaimed adventure of war and imagination.

Praise for John Birmingham’s Weapons of Choice

“Birmingham’s enthralling battleground mixes provocative historical fiction and socially conscious futurism.”
–Entertainment Weekly

“High-tech intrigue and suspense similar to the works of Tom Clancy.”
–Library Journal

Baker & Taylor
The Axis and Allied forces race to build an atom bomb while a revitalized Soviet Union threatens to unleash a new wave of destruction, and Admiral Kolhammer and his team confront the consequences of disturbing the historical timeline.

& Taylor

In the climax of an alternate history trilogy that began with Weapons of Choice and Designated Targets, the Axis and Allied forces race to build an atom bomb, while a revitalized Soviet Union threatens to unleash a new wave of destruction, and Kolhammer and his team confront the consequences of messing with the historical timeline. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2007
ISBN: 9780345457165
Characteristics: xvi, 343 p. ; 24 cm


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Sep 10, 2016

An excellent conclusion to a ground-breaking series. The only flaw is that the ending seems somewhat rushed, and wraps up the plot too quickly, even though the reader is expecting a more extravagant climax. Even so, this is still a must-read.

Mar 08, 2010

Awsome series! wished it was longer! cause the ending was really cut short.


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