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Harry Turtledove

Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction and science fiction and mystery. Turtledove was born in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 1949, grew up in Gardena, California, his paternal grandparents, who were Romanian Jews, had first emigrated to Winnipeg, before moving to the U. S. and California. He was educated in local public schools in early life. After dropping out during his freshman year at Caltech, Turtledove attended UCLA, completing his undergraduate degree and receiving a Ph. D. in Byzantine history in 1977. His dissertation was titled The Immediate Successors of Justinian: A Study of the Persian Problem and of Continuity and Change in Internal Secular Affairs in the Later Roman Empire During the Reigns of Justin II and Tiberius II Constantine. Turtledove published his first two novels Wereblood and Werenight in 1979, under the pseudonym'Eric G. Iverson', he explained that his editor at Belmont Tower did not think people would believe the author's real name was'Turtledove' and came up with something more Nordic.

He continued to use the'Iverson' name until 1985. Another early pseudonym was'Mark Gordian'; that year he published So to Bed under his real name. Turtledove has begun publishing historical novels under the pseudonym "H. N. Turteltaub", he published three books as Dan Chernenko. He has written several works in collaboration, including The Two Georges with Richard Dreyfuss, "Death in Vesunna" with his first wife, Betty Turtledove. M. Stirling, Kevin R. Sandes. Turtledove won the Homer Award for Short Story in 1990 for "Designated Hitter", the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction in 1993 for The Guns of the South, the Hugo Award for Novella in 1994 for "Down in the Bottomlands." Must and Shall was nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novelette. The Two Georges received an honorable mention for the 1995 Sidewise Award for Alternate History, his Worldwar series received a Sidewise Award for Alternate History Honorable Mention in 1996. In 1998, his novel, How Few Remain, won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History.

He won his second Sidewise Award in 2003 for his novel Ruled Britannia. He won his third Sidewise Award for his short story "Zigeuner". On August 1, 1998, Turtledove was named honorary Kentucky Colonel while Guest of Honor at Rivercon XXIII in Louisville, Kentucky, his The Gladiator was the co-winner of the 2008 Prometheus Award. Turtledove served as the toastmaster for the 58th World Science Fiction Convention, he is married to science fiction writer Laura Frankos. His brother-in-law is fantasy author Steven Frankos. Publisher's Weekly dubbed Turtledove "The Master of Alternate History". Within that genre, he is known for creating original alternate history scenarios, such as survival of the Byzantine Empire or an alien invasion in the middle of the Second World War. In addition, he has been credited with giving original treatment to alternate themes dealt with by many others, such as the victory of the South in the American Civil War or the victory of Nazi Germany in the Second World War, his novels have been credited with bringing alternate history into the mainstream.

Wereblood Werenight Prince of the North King of the North Fox and Empire Wisdom of the Fox Tale of the Fox Justinian Historical fiction about two cousins, traveling merchants in the 4th-century BC Mediterranean. Over the Wine Dark Sea The Gryphon's Skull The Sacred Land Owls to Athens Salamis Set in a world analogous to the Byzantine Empire; the Videssos cycle: One of Julius Caesar's legions is transported to a world that resembles the then-future Byzantine Empire but with magic. The Misplaced Legion An Emperor for the Legion The Legion of Videssos Swords of the Legion The Tale of Krispos series Krispos Rising Krispos of Videssos Krispos the Emperor The Time of Troubles series The Stolen Throne Hammer and Anvil The Thousand Cities Videssos Besieged The Bridge of the Separator Incorporates elements of both science fiction and alternate history. In Worldwar, aliens invade during World War II in 1941; the Colonization trilogy deals with the course of history a generation after the initial series, as the humans and aliens work to share Earth.

Homeward Bound follows a human spaceship. Worldwar tetralogy In the Balance Tilting the Balance Upsetting the Balance Striking the Balance Colonization trilogy Second Contact Down to Earth Aftershocks Homeward Bound Order 191 is never found by Union troops during the Maryland Campaign and therefore Antietam never occurs, instead the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee march into Pennsylvania and crush George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac at Camp Hill before proceeding to capture the city of Philadelphia; as a result, the Confederacy wins the War of Secession in 1862 with official recognition as an independent nation from Britain and France. Another popular moniker for this series is Timeline-191. How Few

Henri Giscard d'Estaing

Henri Giscard d'Estaing is a French businessman and son of former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Giscard d'Estaing studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has a masters in economics, he began his career with Cofremca where he served as associate director from 1982 to 1987, helping research changes in patterns of food consumption and its impacts on marketing and strategy. In 1987 he joined the Danone Group and held various executive positions with subsidiaries such as HP Foods and Evian-Badoit. Giscard d’Estaing joined the resort company Club Med in 1997 as chief operating officer in charge of finance and international relations, he became chief executive officer in 2001 and chairman in 2002.. Since 2004, he has rebranded the company as upscale but with an ill-inclusive price, closing the least profitable resorts to reinvest capital back into the most profitable. After the takeover of Club Med by Fosun International, he was named president of Club Med SAS

John Gore Jones

John Gore Jones was a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. On 14 January 1862, St. George Richard Gore, member for Warwick, resigned to contest a ministerial by-election after being made Secretary of Public Lands and Works. However, he was defeated by John Gore Jones, elected at the resulting by-election on 4 February 1862. Jones held Warwick until 10 June 1863, he was unsuccessful. Under the Additional Members Act 1864, six new electorates were created: Clermont, Maryborough, Mitchell and Warrego. By-elections to fill the new seats were held on 1 February 1865, on 18 March 1865 and on 25 March 1865. Jones was elected in Mitchell on 18 March 1865 which he held until he resigned on 1 January 1866. Theodore Harden won the resulting by-election on 22 February 1866. Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1860–1863. JOHN GORE JONES"; the Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 28 February 1868. P. 2. Retrieved 27 January 2015. — Obituary