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Southern victory by turtledove

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Just now, Presidentinsertname said:

BASIC a world where the south wins and hitler dont raise to power and @Patine is a american. and the democrats are right wing.

I've read the books and can't say I enjoyed them. Then again, I've come to no longer enjoy alternate history, or even most time travel fiction, anymore after a very compelling article by a statistician that opened to my mind to just what probably is a completely understated and misunderstood can of worms it would actually realistically be.

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Just now, Presidentinsertname said:

I know it hard to see Lincoln being a socialists i know he was more liberal then most republicans but he  wouldnt have been far left but hey. 

I don't think the magnitude of what I'm saying. I've come to view the whole genre as unenjoyable because of lack of suspension of disbelief around the very foundations that the genres of alternate history and time travel (with regards to the repercussions of time travel, at least) have as their core ideals.

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2 minutes ago, Presidentinsertname said:

I see what did you thought about canada in this?

I'm not debating Turtledove. He's not an author I hold in high esteem, nor is his favoured genre.

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6 minutes ago, Presidentinsertname said:

but the politics with the socialists being a major party is interesting.

Funny I don't share that interest.

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I read parts of books by him in a bookstore. I think Grant gets killed in battle. Robert E. Lee becomes president. The USA and the CSA unite to fight in WWII. It's possible I was reading another author. This was about 20 years ago when I was reading this. I used to go to bookstore and sometimes read entire books before I left. It's the benefit of being a fast reader. Somehow, I've slowed down. In my late teens, 20's, and early 30's, I used to be able to read about 100 pages an hour if it was a book that I was both interested in and on a subject that I already knew quite well. It would be less if it was of interest, but I didn't know the subject (say 60 pages an hour, since I had to make sure I understood what I was reading with what I knew). However, if I didn't have an interest in something, I was very slow, having to re-read pages, because my mind would wander while simultaneously still reading.  Once I hit 35, I slowed down overall (not just in speed reading). I can't really explain why. 

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On 10/11/2017 at 9:01 PM, vcczar said:

I read parts of books by him in a bookstore. I think Grant gets killed in battle. Robert E. Lee becomes president. The USA and the CSA unite to fight in WWII. It's possible I was reading another author. This was about 20 years ago when I was reading this. I used to go to bookstore and sometimes read entire books before I left. It's the benefit of being a fast reader. Somehow, I've slowed down. In my late teens, 20's, and early 30's, I used to be able to read about 100 pages an hour if it was a book that I was both interested in and on a subject that I already knew quite well. It would be less if it was of interest, but I didn't know the subject (say 60 pages an hour, since I had to make sure I understood what I was reading with what I knew). However, if I didn't have an interest in something, I was very slow, having to re-read pages, because my mind would wander while simultaneously still reading.  Once I hit 35, I slowed down overall (not just in speed reading). I can't really explain why. 

 

On 10/11/2017 at 9:01 PM, vcczar said:

I read parts of books by him in a bookstore. I think Grant gets killed in battle. Robert E. Lee becomes president. The USA and the CSA unite to fight in WWII. It's possible I was reading another author. This was about 20 years ago when I was reading this. I used to go to bookstore and sometimes read entire books before I left. It's the benefit of being a fast reader. Somehow, I've slowed down. In my late teens, 20's, and early 30's, I used to be able to read about 100 pages an hour if it was a book that I was both interested in and on a subject that I already knew quite well. It would be less if it was of interest, but I didn't know the subject (say 60 pages an hour, since I had to make sure I understood what I was reading with what I knew). However, if I didn't have an interest in something, I was very slow, having to re-read pages, because my mind would wander while simultaneously still reading.  Once I hit 35, I slowed down overall (not just in speed reading). I can't really explain why. 

that not the book iam talking about.

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4 hours ago, Presidentinsertname said:

 

that not the book iam talking about.

I know which books you're talking about, though, and I didn't enjoy them, nor, as I said, do I enjoy alternate history fiction as a genre much either, anymore.

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