A Ship in the Sea of Time

Have you ever noticed how many time travel stories there are about ships being transported backwards or forwards? Have you ever wondered why?

Anthology Review: What Ifs of Jewish History: From Abraham to Zionism edited by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

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 […]

Book Review: Fallout by Harry Turtledove

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 […]

Book Review: Bombs Away by Harry Turtledove

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….