Tag Archives: Alternate History

Western Hellenism

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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Cursive Cuneiform

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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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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