Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega

"The standard-bearer for alternate history" (USA Today) now turns his potent imagination to the End of Days in this gripping novel about a discovery in the Middle East that turns the world upside-down. What would happen if the ancient prophecy of the End of Days came true? It is certainly the last thing Eric Katz--a secular archeologist from Los Angeles--expects to discover "The standard-bearer for alternate history" (USA Today) now turns his potent imagination to the End of Days in this g...

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Title:Alpha and Omega
Author:Harry Turtledove
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:B07J46997G
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

Alpha and Omega Reviews

  • C. A.
    Jul 25, 2019
    What would happen if the God of the Old Testament, the God worshipped by Jews, Christians and Muslims, turned out to be provably real and the ancient prophecy of the End Times comes true? Since this is a Harry Turtledove book, you'll find out through multiple viewpoints of lots of ...
  • Elizabeth
    Sep 11, 2019
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest review. If given unequivocal proof that god exists, what would happen to the world's religions? That is the question that Turtledove asks in his newest alternate...
  • Elizabeth
    Sep 18, 2019
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest review. If given unequivocal proof that god exists, what would happen to the world's religions? That is the question that Turtledove asks in his newest alternate...
  • Tomislav
    Jul 04, 2019
    While Harry Turtledove is best known for his alternate history series, this latest novel from him is a stand-alone, and of a somewhat different genre category. It is speculative fiction without being identifiably science fiction, fantasy, or alternate history. You see, the proposition ...
  • Scott
    Aug 01, 2019
    The premise for this book was interesting. I wanted to see how turtle dove would handle Christian Jewish Muslim myhtos. I will admit I did approach this book with some trepidation because usually when he starts to write a novel it turns into several novels. However, this is a stand-a...
  • Deborah Ross
    Jul 08, 2019
    Harry Turtledove has written a lot of books. Really, a lot. Alternate history, pure science fiction, whimsical fantasy, humor, historical fiction, and more. I haven?t come across a single one that wasn?t a fast, smooth read with plenty of action and a ton of nifty ideas. Every once...
  • Cliff Dalton
    Jul 12, 2019
    Coming of the Last Days? In what can be considered a bold undertaking Turtledove takes on religion to put a sci-fi twist to it. After terrorists attack Tel Aviv with a dirty bomb Israel takes over the Temple Mount from the Muslims who have held it for 1,300 years with the intention ...
  • Theresa
    Jul 19, 2019
    Alpha and Omega by Harry Turtledove Harry Turtledove is an amazing alternative history writer, I was surprised by this book in many ways. He jumps right in to the biggest quagmire of the modern age. The conflict between religious beliefs is the predominate struggle in the middle ea...
  • Autumn Is Azathoth
    Feb 21, 2019
    No matter what one's religious beliefs (or non-beliefs) I thoroughly believe every single adult should read ALPHA AND OMEGA. I cannot remember a work of fiction that has had this much impact on me in the matter of religion and the psychology of religion and of Eschatology. I believe Ha...
  • Metaphorosis
    May 25, 2019
    3 stars, Metaphorosis Reviews Summary: In the heart of the Holy Land, ancient prophecies begin to come true. But whose prophecies, exactly, and to whose benefit? Review: I enjoy Harry Turtledove?s writing, though I?m not really a fan of the alternate history niche that he?...
  • Linda
    Aug 08, 2019
    This was an interesting read. It definitely kept my attention. I am a Christian, so I came into the book interested in the storyline. It was interesting to have a different take on what the 2nd coming of Jesus may look like. I liked the story and was interested in how it would be resol...
  • Larry
    Aug 22, 2019
    This was quite a thrilling book. It is fast paced and thrilling, but the draw of the book is not peril to the characters -- they are none of them so interesting that the reader would really care -- but how is Turtledove going to render an Apocalypse that is true to all three of the Jud...
  • Mike
    Jul 20, 2019
    Can?t believe I hadn?t read Turtledove before! Excellent book. As befits a Ph.D in history, there?s a sense that Turtledove meticulously researched the religions in this book along with the historical tensions between them. ...
  • Judy
    Jul 26, 2019
    Interesting beginning but more boring as it went on and a very unsatisfactory ending. ...
  • Donna Davis
    Jun 26, 2019
    I greatly enjoyed We Install and Other Stories when it came out a few years ago, and so when Turtledove?s name came up again, I pounced on the chance to read and review Alpha and Omega. Thanks go to Net Galley and Random House Ballantine. This book will be available to the public Tue...
  • Julie
    Aug 19, 2019
    Interesting take on the End Times. I generally like Turtledove's work, but there was a lot of ragging on American politics, and there was quite a bit of repetition of some of the explanations, as if he was originally going to make this into more than one book. The book entertwines the...
  • Clay Davis
    Jul 29, 2019
    A Joel C. Rosenberg like story. The title is not good, it could be on a book about the Greek alphabet. Had some good insight on life in Israel. ...
  • Sercalunna Pautasso
    Jun 30, 2019
    I usually love Harry Turtledove's books and had high expectations for this one. The books is quite entertaining, the characters well developed but on a general level I couldn't care about them or the plot and the book fell flat. Not my cup of tea. I received this ARC from the publis...
  • Benjamin Barnes
    Aug 11, 2019
    This Started Slow it was worth the Slog because it Slowly picks up speed and Is Exceptional ...
  • Diane Hernandez
    Jul 07, 2019
    Alpha and Omega is the most thought-provoking thriller I?ve read this year. A dirty bomb carried by a suicide bomber destroys the Tel Aviv bus station in Israel. An American talk show personality is on site and gets the aftermath on tape. Israelis are understandably upset. They de...
  • John Purvis
    Jul 31, 2019
    "Alpha and Omega" eBook was published in 2019 and was written by Harry Turtledove (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_T...). Mr. Turtledove has published more than 60 novels.  I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review....
  • Mica
    Mar 20, 2019
    Wow! What a great end-times book! Excellent writing by the author, I truly felt like I was watching the text play out! What happens when an a team digging under the Temple Mount finds the Ark of the Covenant? How will this change the lives of the team, religious leaders from around ...
  • Dubi
    Jun 29, 2019
    What if God proved to be real? Beyond all doubt? Harry Turtledove, the master of alternate history, creates an alternate present-day scenario in Alpha and Omega in which various people react to an incontrovertible series of demonstrations that God exists. Set almost entirely in Isra...
  • Harry L Skinner
    Jul 15, 2019
    Great book One of mr. Turtledoves best books in a long line of excellent tales. I hope this part one of a series. ...
  • N.W. Moors
    Jul 23, 2019
    When conservative Jews find a pure red heifer and archeologists find the lost Ark under the Temple Mount, it looks like the End of Days might be coming soon. Told in various points of view and by members of the different Abrahamic religions, the newest book by Harry Turtledove is an en...
  • Peter C Lyon
    Jul 13, 2019
    A++++. Wild ride for Turtledove fans! ...
  • Steve DuBois
    Jul 22, 2019
    Immensely ambitious, which is good. I was also happy with Turtledove's decision to go against the grain by presenting the evangelist preacher character as fundamentally sincere. It's a good novel, but it falls short of having the epic sweep that I think was intended. I have liked a ...
  • Geoff Habiger
    Sep 10, 2019
    An interesting look at faith and religion. Turtledove does a good job of weaving a story about the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant and the attempt by Israel to rebuild the Temple on the Temple Mount. What starts as a simple story about orthodox religion and attempts to bring about...
  • Alex Isle
    Sep 01, 2019
    I find Harry Turtledove's books a bit of a mixed bag. The long series can get amazingly stodgy, such as the many rewritings of the Second World War and even the series where the aliens show up during said war. I never did get to the end of that series. I think the best series, or versi...
  • Ileana Renfroe
    Jul 02, 2019
    Description New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove reveals a new side of his potent imagination in a gripping speculative novel about the End of Days?and a discovery in the Middle East that turns the world upside down.What would happen if the ancient prophecy of the E...