|After flunking out of Caltech, he earned a Ph.D. in Byzantine history from UCLA. He has taught ancient and medieval history at UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, and Cal State L.A., and he has published a translation of a ninth-century Byzantine chronicle, as well as several scholarly articles. His alternate history works have included many short stories and the Civil War classic The Guns of the South, the World War I epic The Great War series, and the Worldwar tetralogy that began with Worldwar: In the Balance. He is a winner of the Sidewise Award for best Alternate History for his novel How Few Remain.|
He is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters: Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca.
Note: Harry Norman Turtledove has been writing science fiction and fantasy under his true name since 1985. Between 1980 and 1987, he wrote several short stories using the pseudonym Eric G. Iverson. He also has written historical fiction under the name H. N. Turteltaub. - MJN
He also has written a trilogy (The Scepter of Mercy) under yet another pseudonym, Dan Chernenko.
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