|Weapons of Choice (2004) [Novel]|
by John Birmingham
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Series: Axis of Time, the
(From the publisher):
On the eve of America's greatest victory in the Pacific, a catastrophic event disrupts the course of World War II, forever changing the rules of combat...
The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A military experiment in the year 2021 has sent an American-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the U.S. naval task force speeding towards Midway Attoll - and what was to be the most spectacular U.S. triumph of the entire war.
Thousandds die in the chaos, but the ripples have only just begun. For these veterans of Pearl Harbor - led by Admirals Nimitz, Halsey and Spruance - have never seen a helicopter, or a satellite link, or a nuclear weapon. And they've never encountered an African-American colonel or a British naval commander who is a woman and half-Pakistani. While they embrace the arrmada's awesome firepower, they may find the twenty-first century sailors themselves far from acceptable.
Initial jubilation at news the Allies will ultimately win the war is quickly doused by the chilling realization that the time travellers themselves - by their very presence - have rendered history null and void. Dread increases when the possibility arises that other elements of the twenty-first arrmada may have also made the trip - and might now be aiding Yamamoto and the Japanese.
What happens next is anybody's guess - and everybody's nightmare...
Original title: Weapons of Choice
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Alternate and Parallel Worlds