By Harry Turtledove
Global struggle II has developed into many years of epic struggles and rebellions focusing on the extraterrestrial beings referred to as the Race. because the Sixties start, one in all Earth's nice powers launches a nuclear strike opposed to the Race's colonization fleet--and the cruel invaders locate themselves confronting a much more complicated and hard species than any they've got encountered sooner than. finally, in simple terms better firepower may perhaps hold Earth lower than the Empire's control--or it could smash the area. whereas uprisings and aftershocks of conflict shake the planet, one state plots a beautiful counterattack...
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