Tag Archives: Alternate History

Wealthgiver alpha finished!

So I did it. I successfully used Terry Pratchett’s “scaffolding story” process. I talked about ideas with my wife, I got my hands dirty with worldbuilding, I meditated, I turned on my playlist full of Ramstein, Panic! at the Disco, … Continue reading

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Wealthgiver

So, I’m starting a new book… The Thracians were an ancient people who lived in various places on the Balkans north of Greece, and spoke a language that was (maybe) distantly related to Greek and Albanian. They were Christianized in … Continue reading

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The Neo-Thracian language

Let’s think about the Neo-Thracian language. The Point of Divergence is a vision received by a early 4th-century Bessi oracle, telling the Thracians to switch from worship of Dionysus to Pluto and unite against the Christians. The oracle’s charismatic interpreter … Continue reading

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The Maiden and the Wealthgiver 1

Kori Utzemeli was 16 when she realized that the myth of Persephone was about her. “Now, the daughter of Demeter was Persephone, also called “Kore,” the Maiden. And she was carried off by grim Hades to his kingdom the underworld…” … Continue reading

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The Centuries Unlimited (beta) is done!

Just in time for the boredom of the vacation (ugh, right?)  The Centuries Unlimited is a noir time travel/family saga with flying gangsters and hope. Date: Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 Length: 109,000 words, 29 chapters First line: “She came into my life … Continue reading

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The Lands by the Waters – An Ucaptian Myth (4)

(start, previous) For the hunt, with his hair he (Ptahh) strung the bow of cedar. For the memory, with papyrus as the writing tablet he painted (words on) it. For the steering, with his hand as an oar he paddled the … Continue reading

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Five Star Reviews: The Forest of Time

The Forest of Time by Michael Flynn Now this is the kind of alternate history I’m talking about! A Pennsylvanische scout on the war-torn border with Maryland discovers a madman in the woods. Or maybe a spy? Various members of … Continue reading

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Stations of the American Time Line

<Some world-building for The Centuries Unlimited> When penetrated by a Time Line (properly a “para-configuration translation sheath” or “samayve” ), a historical period splits from “canonical history” and moves into the future in parallel with the Line’s terminus in the … Continue reading

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The Goose’s Wing

“What man-made machine will ever achieve the complete perfection of even the goose’s wing?” – Abbas ibn Firnas It’s the 1050th anniversary of the invention of the hang-glider, and Andalusian peace activist Tariq ait Fortun falls into the talons of … Continue reading

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Tales from Alternate Earths 2

I am pleased to announce that the new Tales from Alternate Earths anthology is out! In it you’ll find alternate history stories about such subjects as the 21st-century secession of New England from the British Empire, the voyage of Christopher … Continue reading

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