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Elabon Edit

A fantasy series which is loosely based on the work of Isaac Asimov: The plot of the first two books resembles that of the shortstory "Nightfall," and the sequels written in the 1990s have certain traits in common with the first half of the Foundation trilogy.

The Videssos Series Edit

Fantasy series about a world that is analogous to the Byzantine Empire.

Short stories

Worldwar & Colonization Series Edit

Sci-Fi/Alternate History — Aliens invade in the middle of World War II

The Southern Victory Series Edit

Alternate History — The South have won the American Civil War, what would then happen over the next century.

Darkness Series Edit

A fantasy series about a world war between nations using magic as weapons. Many of the plot elements are analogous to elements of World War II.

The War Between the Provinces Series Edit

A fantasy analog of the American Civil War.

Menedemos & Sostratos Series Edit

A historical fiction series about two cousins who are traveling merchants in the fourth century BC Mediterranean. The novels were written under the H.N. Turteltaub pseudonym.

Crosstime Traffic Series Edit

A young adult series set at the end of the 21st Century about a company that travels between parallel timelines.

Days of Infamy series Edit

Alternate History — The Japanese have gained the initiative in the Pacific War by invading and occupying Hawaii.

The Scepter of MercyEdit

A (mostly) original fantasy story published under the pen name Dan Chernenko, until the final book's mass market edition was published under Turtledove's own name in an attempt to boost sales. The trilogy tells the tale of two co-monarchs who lead their kingdom in a return to glory by questing for a long-lost sacred relic.


An alternate history wherein the east coast of North America from New Brunswick down to Florida, including Cuba, broke off from the main continent millions of years ago.

"The Scarlet Band" and "Audobon in Atlantis" have been published, along with a number of other, unrelated short stories, in the anthology Atlantis and Other Places.

The Opening of the World SeriesEdit

Set in a fantasy world in which the melting-through of a massive glacier leads to contact between civilizations which had never known of one another's existence. A war ensues, which is resolved with the discovery of a long-lost sacred site which had been lost to history and receded into the arena of mythology.

The War That Came EarlyEdit

A projected series in which a conflict analogous to World War II begins in 1938 over Adolf Hitler's planned annexation of Czechoslovakia. Six volumes are contracted as of this writing.


A projected trilogy about the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano, and the impact it has on the world.

Thessalonica/Spell Dump Edit

  • The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump (1993) Fantasy-Set in a world similar to our own, but where sorcery based on henotheistic religions takes the place of industry
  • Thessalonica (1997) Fantasy-The siege of the city of Thessalonica by pagan barbarian tribes in a henotheistic world where both God and various pagan pantheons regularly intervene directly in world affairs. Accoring to Turtledove's website, this is set in the same universe as The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump.

Stand-alone Books Edit

Short StoriesEdit

These stories have not yet been collected since their publication. Collected stories may be listed with the proper collection.

Short Story CollectionsEdit

Agent of Byzantium (1987)Edit

Atlantis and Other Places (2010)Edit

Counting Up, Counting Down (2002)Edit

Departures (1993)Edit

A Different Flesh (1988)Edit

Kaleidoscope (1990)Edit

Reincarnations (2009)Edit

Anthologies Edited by Harry TurtledoveEdit

Shared WorldEdit

These are stories Harry Turtledove has contributed to other people's projects.

Isaac's UniverseEdit

A collection of three anthologies in a setting specifically created by Isaac Asimov and edited by Martin H. Greenberg. Turtledove contributed one short story to each volume:

War World SeriesEdit

Turtledove collaborated on several novels and stories set in the CoDominion Universe including:

Exiled seriesEdit

At time of this writing, Turtledove has contributed a short to an ongoing series edited by Bill Fawcett called Exiled.

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