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Review: Black Chamber by S. M. Stirling

Black Chamber: A Novel of an Alternate World War by S.M. Stirling will take you back in history to a time that never was, but a time you won’t soon forget.

Review: The Magic Wagon by Joe R Lansdale

The Magic Wagon reads like a classic dime novel, but the story maintains just enough of Joe R. Lansdale’s unique eye for the odd to appeal to those fans who crave the weird.

Revista digital miNatura #160 Especial Ministerio del Tiempo

miNatura's 160th issue special = the Ministry of Time

Anime roundup 4/19/2018: The End of the Beginning

In this week's viewing: The last batch of premieres for spring, and a couple of returning faces!

Book Review: Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk

If you give a damn about the characters, a few alternate history liberties ought not get in your way.

Book Review: The Alexander Inheritance by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and...

On a cruise ship called the Queen of the Sea in the Mediterranean Sea shortly after the death of Alexander the Great....

Spring 2018 SF Anime Preview

Did the past season seem lackluster? Well, get ready to be snowed under by more sf options than ever!

Book Review: The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller

Some authors will go the extra mile and really get into the nitty-gritty of the social changes caused when the impossible becomes reality.

Book Review: River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

Hippo ranching? Alternate history can present some of the craziest ideas, plausibly.

Review: Nemo Rising by C. Courtney Joyner

Nemo Rising by C. Courtney Joyner is a fitting addition to the storied character’s legacy.

Book Review: Once There Was a Way: What if The Beatles...

If you want to see how a rock band can change history....

Anime roundup 1/4/2018: Best of 2017

In this week's viewing: Hozuki wraps up (for now), and a look back at the best and most memorable shows of 2017.

Book Review: All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays is one of those rare alternate history books in which our present is the dystopia compared to the alternative. And it's a lot of fun!

Anthology Review: Altered Europa edited by Martin T. Ingham

While there are some great individual stories in Altered Europa, they aren't quite enough to recommend the book.

Book Review: The Sea Peoples by SM Stirling

The Sea Peoples, the fourteenth book in SM Stirling's Emberverse series, is not a good place to start for people who are unfamiliar with the previous books, but it is definitely worth a read for Emberverse fans.

Anime roundup 10/19/2017: Keeping the Wheels Turning

In this week's viewing: A few more premieres, and then trying to set the viewing lineup for the rest of the season.

Book Review: A Time of Need by Brent A. Harris

A Time of Need, by Brent A. Harris, is a good, if flawed, alternate history focusing on what could have happened if George Washington had fought for the British instead of the American revolution, which was lead by Benedict Arnold.

Fall 2017 SF Anime Preview

The leaves will soon be falling, and so will a new batch of shows!

Book Review: Armistice by Harry Turtledove

The final volume in Harry Turtledove's The Hot War trilogy is disappointing, but still worth reading.

Book Review: At the Table of Wolves by Kay Kenyon

At the Table of Wolves is another alternate history in which people with superhuman powers affect the course of World War II, but it doesn't compare to MJ-12 Shadows.

REVIEW: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (July/August 2017)

The July/August edition of F&SF features many stories of dark fantasy and an unofficial theme of the arts.

Book Review: MJ-12: Shadows by Michael J. Martinez

MJ-12: Shadows, the sequel to Michael J. Martinez' MJ-12: Inception, tells an entertaining story about an alternate world where people with superpowers help both sides fight the Cold War.

Book Review: Eagle and Empire by Alan Smale

The Clash of Eagles trilogy by Alan Smale truly embraces the high concept story that alternate history is famous for.

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.

Book Review: The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis

Robyn Bennis' The Guns Above starts off slowly, and perhaps carries more detail on the working of its steampunk ships than is absolutely necessary. However, once the battles have been joined, it is a rip-roaring read.

Anthology Review: 1066 Turned Upside Down

1066 Turned Upside Down is a collection of short alternate history stories that focus on a historical moment you may not be familiar with, but the stories are entertaining and the editors give enough historical context for even people who know nothing about it to appreciate the work.

Book Review: The Apostle Killer by Richard Beard

Richard Beard's The Apostle Killer is a strange, entertaining novel. But is it really alternate history?

Book Review: Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood

If you want to read an alternate history that does its best to teach the power of empathy, then this is a book you want to check out.

Anime roundup 7/20/2017: The Big Picture

In this week's viewing: Made in Abyss provides fine hand-crafted exposition, Chronos Ruler lays out its full premise, and more! Plus more premieres! And it's time to select a lineup!

Anime roundup 7/13/2017: Mystery Box

In this week's viewing: Another week of premieres has a bit of everything, from the good to the bad to the what the heck just happened there...