Harry Potter readers aren’t the only ones to have their excessively long, multibook series finished this month. Tomorrow, Harry Turtledove’s “In the Death”, the last book of his Southern Victory alternative history series (set in a universe where the South won the Civil War) comes out. I therefore call this meeting of the Harry Turtledove appreciation society and book club to order.
Is everyone ready? Any last minute predictions? Is Featherstone going to pull a Hitler and shoot himself in his bunker? Is the last 3/4 of the book going to be the war crimes trial of Jeff Pinkard? Is Sam Carsten going to spend the rest of the war thinking about how he’s fair skinned so he burns easily, or about how he started out as an enlisted man and wound up an officer? Predictions? Hopes? Fears?