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.
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.
miNatura’s 160th issue special = the Ministry of Time
In this week’s viewing: The last batch of premieres for spring, and a couple of returning faces!
If you give a damn about the characters, a few alternate history liberties ought not get in your way.
On a cruise ship called the Queen of the Sea in the Mediterranean Sea shortly after the death of Alexander the Great….
Did the past season seem lackluster? Well, get ready to be snowed under by more sf options than ever!
Some authors will go the extra mile and really get into the nitty-gritty of the social changes caused when the impossible becomes reality.
Hippo ranching? Alternate history can present some of the craziest ideas, plausibly.
Nemo Rising by C. Courtney Joyner is a fitting addition to the storied character’s legacy.
If you want to see how a rock band can change history….
In this week’s viewing: Hozuki wraps up (for now), and a look back at the best and most memorable shows of 2017.
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!
While there are some great individual stories in Altered Europa, they aren’t quite enough to recommend the book.
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.
In this week’s viewing: A few more premieres, and then trying to set the viewing lineup for the rest of the season.
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.
The leaves will soon be falling, and so will a new batch of shows!
The final volume in Harry Turtledove’s The Hot War trilogy is disappointing, but still worth reading.
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.
The July/August edition of F&SF features many stories of dark fantasy and an unofficial theme of the arts.
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.
The Clash of Eagles trilogy by Alan Smale truly embraces the high concept story that alternate history is famous for.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Beard’s The Apostle Killer is a strange, entertaining novel. But is it really alternate history?
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.
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!
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…