Bruce Sterling’s new novel showcases the theme of doing “great” things in the name of progress, regardless of whatever collateral damage is caused.
The Emperor’s Men: Arrival by Dirk van den Boom gives us a good concept, but it fails somewhat in the execution.
Have you ever noticed how many time travel stories there are about ships being transported backwards or forwards? Have you ever wondered why?
If you like weird, absurd, meta fiction, then check out King of the Worlds, but if that isn’t your cup of tea…
Counterfactual history is the scholarly cousin of alternate history. Instead of telling stories set in alternate timelines, counterfactual histories use what ifs to teach history. I have covered a couple counterfactual history-related books on Amazing Stories (Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!, Altered Pasts), but today’s subject, What Ifs of Jewish History: From Abraham to Zionism, is unique since its […]
Casefile: ARKHAM: Nightmare on the Canvas is an engaging mash-up of Lovecraftian and noir fiction that manages to set eldritch cosmic horror in an urban jungle.
S. M. Stirling is taking the Emberverse down a dark and disturbing road, and reviewer Matt Mitrovich thinks the long-running series will be the better for it.
Tales From Alternate Earths is an impressive collection of indie alternate history that you should be reading.
101 Stumbles in the March of History is an entertaining volume of essays on what the world would have looked like if certain historical mistakes had not happened.
Can Michael J. Martinez’ MJ-12: Inception live up to the quality of his previous book, The Daedalus Crisis?
In her new book Breath of Earth, Beth Cato finds a way to create an entertaining alternate history centred on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Matt Mitroch reviews the short story “Discards” by David D. Levine, part of George RR Martin’s Wild Cards shared universe.
Are you interested in a steampunk romance novel? If so, Matt Mitrovich can recommend The Brass Giant.
Matt Mitrovich gives mini-reviews of some of the short stories nominated for the Sideways Awards for Alternate History.
Golems, Kabbalists and NAZI Germany collide in The Book of Esther
Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said “history is a set of lies agreed upon;”
Bombs Away by Harry Turtledove was a good, if flawed, book. That being said, how does its sequel, Fallout, hold up to the original? Our story continues (and maybe skip the next two paragraphs if you haven’t read Bombs Away) immediately after the atomic bombing of Paris. Soviet forces are pushing hard across western Europe and are on the verge […]
Most nuclear war stories usually involve a quick and devastating war where we then follow civilians trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. In Bombs Away, however….
…our characters find alcoholic children, rampant inflation, polygamy, universal gun ownership and a bandit who steals everyone’s fine linens.
A time-shifting steampunk anthology
Steampunk, off the beaten path.
I was happy to get a chance to read The House of Daniel, a fantasy story about baseball set during the Great Depression.
Some might argue I am spoiling The Last Pilot, but it is important to talk about this because Johncock’s description of what parents go through when they lose a child is very realistic.
If Doorways had been picked up and was even successful, Martin may never have written the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire
a quick read of hard science fiction with emotion
A review of the Sidewise Award nominee.
Rome threatens North Amercia in Clash of Eagles
The first book in the Great Library series
Youtube channels for alternate historians.
Do kids really still talk like that? Apparently so.