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More Praise for ‘Lady Astronaut’ Series

Steve takes time to share a bit of a reminisce, a comment on M. R. Kowal's award-winning series and favored childhoom memories: "Why, oh why can"t I be living in that alternate timeline?"

What’s New In Fantasy Summer 2018: Historical Fantasy Books

In her debut column, Linnea takes a look at four fantasy series.

Book Review: The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

How would the course of WWII have changed if the United States had perfected the atomic a bomb a year earlier? This idea is explored in Gregory Benford's flawed but ultimately entertaining novel The Berlin Project.

Comic Review: Arrowsmith

Arrowsmith is one of the best alternate history and fantasy comics out there.

A Brief Timeline of the Alternate History Fandom

The speculative fiction community is divided into unique sets of fandom. These fandoms are not just defined by what they like, but also how...

It Happened Here or Why Alternate History Can Be Terrifying

There is nothing inevitable about the real world as we experience it. A simple decision by a single individual can send history hurtling down a whole new path.

Review – The Fictional Man by Al Ewing

Niles Golan is an ex-pat Brit in Hollywood. Never grown-up, he narrates his life with an internal monologue transforming his everyday inadequacies into triumphs....

Are Counterfactuals a Waste of Time?

A look at counterfactuals and alternate histories, through a counter-argument to British historian Richard J. Evans.

Scide Splitters: What Mad Universe by Fredric Brown

Reasons why you should read What Mad World by Fredric Brown, if you haven't already.

Book Review: The Clock Struck None

A review of Lou Antonelli's collection of alternate and strange history tales from Fantastic Fiction

Article populaire octobre

Updates on past post for our French speaking friends.

Scide Splitters: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Thursday Next, the plucky female lead character of The Eyre Affair, is a literary detective in an alternate 1985 England.

Review: 1945 by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

Without Hitler, Nazi Germany doesn't declare war on the United States; instead, saner men take the helm and use more rational policies to bring the USSR to its knees

Review: The Draka Series

The world of the Draka is the dark reflection of our own world. The core idea behind the series is that refugees from British North America settle South Africa (captured in the war) instead of Canada.

Review: Himmler’s War

Himmler's War by Robert Conroy Writing alternate history (and period fiction) is a tricky task. There is always the temptation to bend details for the...

Review: First Citizen by Thomas T. Thomas

Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Baen; First Edition edition (December 1, 1987) First Citizen by Thomas T. Thomas Julius Caesar is one of the few figures from Ancient History to...

Review: Lucy’s Blade

Lucy' Blade John Lambshead Baen Books Kindle $6.83 Lucy’s Blade is a deeply frustrating book. There is a core of a very good story here; I enjoyed reading...

Convincing vs. Amazing: Balancing Your SF World

Author Paul J. McAuley (author of  "A Very British History", one of my favorite short stories) recently tweeted: The trouble with SF 'worldbuilding' is that it too...
Unforgiven

Crossroads: The Western Hero in Speculative Fiction

Someone once said that every story starts with someone either coming to town, or leaving town. And there is no genre for which this...

Elementary, my dear Watson-bot 2.0!

Crime and punishment. Both words are synonymous with genre fiction. Whether it is the flashy superhero racing to stop the next crisis or the "I'm too...

What You Will Find Here

Since January 2nd of 2013, members of the Amazing Stories blog team (you'll find them all listed under Staff where you can learn more...

A Defining Moment for Science Fiction

The word Science Fiction is recognizable to the average fan, but the definition can be indistinguishable from other genre and cause confusion. Perhaps from the standpoint of the fandom, this vague categorization is by design and allows readers to broaden their focus.