Tag Archives: Alternate History

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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What if the Mongols had Invaded Japan?

From a question on the Alternate History Online facebook forum: Kublai Khan’s invasion fleet is wildly successful, and establishes a firm beachhead on Hakata Bay, from which they subjugate the island of Kyushu by 1275. From there, they conquer Shikuku and … Continue reading

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The Lands by the Waters – An Ucaptian Myth (3)

(start, previous) And thus Obedient Ptahh built of cedar wood a boat and caused it to be loaded with things. (He) caused it to be loaded with the grain(1) and the date. (He) caused it to be loaded with the sheep … Continue reading

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The Lands by the Waters – An Ucaptian Myth (2)

(previous stanza) To Knowing Ptahh(1), Merciful Shamaak sent(2) an ibis. And the ibis told him, “Perfectly thou art formed, Former, the only one (who is thus). Therefore, only thou wilt survive the coming flood(3). Thou wilt live, Ptahh, thou Builder with … Continue reading

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The Lands by the Waters – An Ucaptian Myth (1)

I had a very rough week, and you know what that means! Conlanging! This week, it’s finally time for the next chapter in the Saharan Seas Story. We followed the Hurrians from their homeland in Anatolia down to the Nile … Continue reading

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The Days of the Week

Bounce Nakmara Three-Five-Four turned north and piloted her cradle up the ramp of the grand old university building. Where had Professor Japaljarri said he’d be? Go up the ramp and turn east, then south, then east again down the corridor. … Continue reading

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