Harry Turtledove
Counting Up, Counting Down
August 19, 2018 Comments.. 604
Counting Up Counting Down From Harry Turtledove bestselling author and critically acclaimed master of the short story comes a classic collection of science fiction tales and what if scenarios In narratives ranging from fanta

  • Title: Counting Up, Counting Down
  • Author: Harry Turtledove
  • ISBN: 9780345477989
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Harry Turtledove, bestselling author and critically acclaimed master of the short story, comes a classic collection of science fiction tales and what if scenarios In narratives ranging from fantastic to oddly familiar to eerily prescient, this compelling volume illustrates Turtledove s literary skill and unbridled imaginationRTY, COUNTING DOWN With the help of hiFrom Harry Turtledove, bestselling author and critically acclaimed master of the short story, comes a classic collection of science fiction tales and what if scenarios In narratives ranging from fantastic to oddly familiar to eerily prescient, this compelling volume illustrates Turtledove s literary skill and unbridled imaginationRTY, COUNTING DOWN With the help of his time travel software, computer genius Justin Kloster returns to the past to stop himself from making a terrible mistake but all actions have their consequences THE MALTESE ELEPHANT A legendary detective finds himself in grave danger when a noir masterpiece takes a stunning new twist GODDESS FOR A DAY Taking a page from history, a young girl dares to challenge the gods and is richly rewarded for her effortsCONSTRUCTION GANG Mired in unemployment and despair, an academic finds happiness and intellectual fulfillment in a most unexpected place TWENTY ONE, COUNTING UP Justin Kloster s college life and romantic dreams are rudely interrupted and irreversibly disrupted when forty year old Justin arrives from the future to save him from himself.Plus twelve thrilling, unforgettable tales of wonder From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    1. Stephen says:

      4.0 to 4.5 stars. This review is for the two Novellas, "Forty, Counting Down" and its companion sequel, "Twenty-One Counting Up." "Forty, Counting Down" is set in the near future and concerns a 40 year old computer expert named Justin Kloster. Justin invents a time-machine, based on a combination of virtual reality and complex string theory, and uses it to travel back in time to visit himself at age 21 in the hopes of "changing" his future by counseling his younger self to avoid the "mistakes" t [...]

    2. Stefan says:

      I am not really a big fan of short story collections, but found this one on sale, and since I liked Turtledove, decided to read it. Some of the stories in this book are interesting, witty, and brilliant. Other stories, I thought were poorly written, and occasionally, downright confusing. Three stories truly shine in this collection: Forty, Counting Down, Must and Shall, and Twenty-one, Counting Up. The first and last stories were quite interesting, and Turtledove displayed his talent in displayi [...]

    3. Laurel says:

      This review relates to "Forty, Counting Down".Justin Kloster, the main character, has boyish looks despite being 40 years old. Then we learn that he is something of a genius when it comes to computers, and has figured out that he might be able to use superstrings and VR to time travel. He is also a divorcee who is really messed up about losing his wife. So he decides to travel back in time to patch things up.At first one's impression of Justin Kloster is that he's a pretty pathetic specimen of a [...]

    4. Michelle says:

      "i'm a sucker for anything that focuses on alternate realities and endings. turtledove is one of the masters of doing this. his stories are real in character, yet somewhat fantastical in plot and that led me to finishing this one in one sitting."

    5. Nick says:

      Nice short story collection. I gotta say, this 4 star rating might be a bit high since I blatantly skipped over some stories. For instance, "The Maltese Elephant" was a take on "The Maltese Falcon" which I'm unfamiliar with, so I didn't reap any enjoyment from the first few pages of the story. The "Myth Manners' Guide to Greek Missology #1: Andromeda and Perseus" was too gimmicky for me to enjoy, and the characters didn't seem "real" to me. Also, the title stories at the beginning and end were m [...]

    6. Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho says:

      Well This was an odd book. Having heard that he his a master of alternate history I had to read something by him. I have some novels of the World War Series but after reading this book I will have them stand-by for another timeThis book is the collection of 17 stories.I can't say I enjoyed it. I did not. Most of stories are dull and without purpose. There are some who I liked like After the Last Elf is Dead a story depicting a what if of (anti-)Tolkien's LOTR. In most books of fantasy out there [...]

    7. Neil Fein says:

      What it you could go back in time, and speak to your younger self? and maybe, just maybe, arrange things so things would work out with your girl -- the one you've been carrying a torch for all these nineteen years?Well known for alternate history, and in particular for the amazing The Guns of the South, this volume is Mr. Turtledove's latest collection of alternate history, science-fiction, fantasy, and mixes of the genres. As in his other books, Mr. Turtledove is the Tom Petty of alternate hist [...]

    8. Dave says:

      "Counting Up, Counting Down" offers a collection of short stories by Harry Turtledove, ranging from alternate history tales to more "conventional" science fiction stories. Turtledove is renowned (some would say infamous) for his multi-volume epics of alternate timelines, so reading him in short-story form is a bit of a novelty. In truth I prefer his novel-length stories; the tales collected here (all previously published elsewhere) are a hit-or-miss bunch. However, I do recommend this book for t [...]

    9. grundoon says:

      This was my first Turtledove - and stands a fair chance of being my last. I'm generally a big fan of time travel and alternate history, and do admire his confident style, yet this confidence seems rooted in a territory of writing whatever he finds entertaining with little regard to what might, well entertain. There are a few rather enjoyable pieces here, but many of the stories involve a structure of eventual "mystery" with a closing reveal, or simply an idea for a final twist, padded out with c [...]

    10. That70sheidi says:

      An excellent take on the paradox of time travel to fix your "what if" moments. And due to it's abbreviated nature, perfect to capture a snapshot of the where and when and juxtapose that nostalgia with a creeping sense of "Well everyone knows this won't turn out well. right? But we'll stay and watch the train wreck anyway."

    11. Chris Weakley says:

      A collection of Turtledove short stories. Most have appeared in magazines and at least one in another collection that I know of, but still all in all a good short story collection worth reading. Turtledove shows a diverse interest in his stories, but I think it is when he recasts or does historical stuff he is at his best. His characters have more flesh on them than his standards.

    12. George says:

      Time travel novella40 year old travels back in time to change his life and meets his 21 year old self. Things don't work out as planned and life changes. Fun readwhere can I find more by this author?

    13. Adam says:

      I love time travel fiction and these two stories were not only a lot of fun, but a great character study of the protagonist - Justin Kloster - as a forty year old man as well as twenty one. Well done and thoroughly enjoyable.

    14. Brentman99 says:

      I loved Turtledove's collection of short stories. The science fiction and what-ifs that he presents are lots of fun and very enjoyable to read.

    15. Charles says:

      Time travel stories. The stories were between eh and good. None great.

    16. Bettie☯ says:

      Cleaning up my TBR.

    17. Annie says:

      Great sampling of alternative history and history-inspired fantasy short stories.

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