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Countersolar!

(1987)
(The second book in the Twin Planets series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
In this followup to Circumpolar!, Lupoff again admits us to his engagingly loopy alternate universe where the popular culture's far-fetched ideas turn out to be literally true. In a peaceful 1942 that hasn't heard of Adolf Hitler, a competition emerges between an American aircraft (crewed by Babe Didrikson and, as absent-minded navigator, Albert Einstein) and an Argentinian-German plane (carrying Juan Peron and his Evita). They're flying to a counter-Earth on the other side of the sun that is a warped mirror image of their world, with its own Evita et al. On the way, they discover in the asteroid belt a still-thriving ancient Egyptian civilization using powerful rays to influence events on Earth. This lively, well-paced adventure story wonderfully recalls the icons and attitudes of the period but does not neglect a little hindsight on developments that may lead to nuclear weapons.

Genre: Science Fiction

Used availability for Richard A Lupoff's Countersolar!

Hardback Editions

January 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Countersolar!
Author(s): Richard A Lupoff
ISBN: 0-87795-858-0 / 978-0-87795-858-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arbor House
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Paperback Editions

July 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Countersolar
Author(s): Richard A Lupoff
ISBN: 0-441-11791-0 / 978-0-441-11791-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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October 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Countersolar
Author(s): Richard A Lupoff
ISBN: 0-586-07096-6 / 978-0-586-07096-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Countersolar!: Twin Planets Book 2
Author(s): Richard A Lupoff
Publisher: Gateway
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December 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Countersolar!: Twin Planets Book 2
Author(s): Richard A Lupoff
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU