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Tag Archives: Alternate History
Interview with Sea Lion Press
Gary Oswald of alternate history publisher Sea Lion Press asked me some very good interview questions, and I think I answered them well. We talk about the “difference problem,” the “reality doesn’t have to make sense” problem and the joy … Continue reading
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Podcast: What if No Horses?
Rohan, Nick, and I discuss the very rich alternate history scenario on their Back to the Past podcast: What if horses had never been domesticated? We barely scratched the surface. What does Eurasia look like with no cavalry, no steppe … Continue reading
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Alternate History Anthology
“Levski’s boots hit the ground and he kept running…” That’s the beginning of my alternate history short story, included with many others in the Tales From Alternate Earths III anthology, out this Friday the 3rd. Find it here
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Levski’s Boots beta: DONE!
My short story for the Tales From Alternate Earths 3 anthology is done! Begun (beta draft): Thursday March 4th at 9:10am First line: Levski’s boots hit the ground, and he ran. Finished: Wednesday March 17th around 5pm. Last line: “Certainly … Continue reading
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The Centuries Unlimited Delta is done!
The Centuries Unlimited Un-hairy version (delta draft) finished at 92,000 words. Begun (revising) at 8:40am on Monday, June 8th 2020 in the Balkan Tower of Matriarchy. First line: “The utility fog hung thick over Black Chicago.” Finished at 10pm on … Continue reading
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Wealthgiver Beta is done!
My experimentation with Terry Pratchett’s “scaffolding story” writing process continues, now with ingredients from the Eleusinian Mysteries! Not many ingredients. Just a bit. Okay, so remember how I wrote the alpha draft of Wealthgiver by the seat of my pants? … Continue reading
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(Note: In accordance with Vassian culture and tradition, Vassian words in this article are not to be embedded in English sentences.) Vassian( /ˈvəsijən, ˈvas-, ˈvæs- / also Vessian, Bessian, The Good Language, The Trustee Language (religious/traditional), and The Crypt Language (dated); … Continue reading
Here’s scenario I spun a while back on the Constructed Languages list serve: Philip of Macedon isn’t assassinated. As Hegemon of the League of Corinth, he invades the Achaemenid Empire. Under the command of Alexander, the invasion is successful. Philip … Continue reading
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Iiše tuuneetaššuiilefa Šiiuenašušuan parunašušuan Ḫunašušuan oommueetaššuan. Iišee tuuneetaššuuaniilefa Oomiinnašuušše faḫunašuun Ameetauan. If you heed me, waters and grains and houses you will enjoy. If you do not heed me, Your lands to ashes I will burn. — The Pataḫai Ḫuḫa … Continue reading
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4 Star Book Reviews: Adrift on the Sea of Rains
Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales Adrift on the Sea of Rains is beautifully written and exquisite in its commitment to accuracy. The sharp-lined realism, the towering wonder, and the depths of emotion of an astronaut who … Continue reading
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