Alt Hist Issue 2 – Print Edition for UK via Lulu

Having waited patiently for to get the print version of Alt Hist Issue 2 set-up I have now discovered that CreateSpace don’t provide distribution to other Amazon sites – a little weird to say the least. So that means for UK customers you can’t order a print version via Amazon (you can get a Kindle version though at

But luckily Lulu do have a UK oriented business plan and I have created a print version that can be sold via their site. The price is £6.99 and I believe shipping is £2.99 at standard rate. Not as slick as Amazon with their free super saver delivery etc but not too bad. So all UK Alt Hist fans get on down to Lulu for your second dose of alternate history and historical fiction short stories.

Alt Hist Issue 2 on Lulu

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Book Review Offer: Field of Dead Horses

We have another book up for review if anyone is interested. If so please get in touch with me with your name and address details and a brief CV of previous review work – I’ll then pass your details onto the publisher who will send you a review copy. I will then ask you to submit the review to Alt Hist in the usual way through the Online Submission system.

Here’s more information about the book and its author.

Title: Field of Dead Horses
Author: Nick Allen Brown
Publisher: Harrowood Books
ISBN: 978-0-915180-24-0
Price: $16.99
Page Count: 333
Publication Date: 4th Qtr 2011

Summary: On a cold February morning in 1939, Elliott Chapel is riding his horse on the border of his farm when he finds a bloodied and beaten woman, lying face up in the shallow water of Penny Creek. Days later, Ellie Evans escapes certain death with the help of the town doctor, and comes out of her coma. Once Ellie Evans explains how she ended up in Penny Creek, a series of events unfolds that traps Elliott Chapel between torturous circumstances and a dark future.

Narrated by Elliott five decades later, he recalls the incident, telling the story of the events that transpired and ultimately revealing the long kept secret that began in a small Kentucky town.

Author Bio:
Nick Allen Brown has been working as a copy writer for eight years writing television commercials. He has written treatments for the Sci-Fi Channel, The Lifetime Network and interned two years for Coke Sams, a movie producer, writer and director. Nick has worked as a writer for Insight Media Advertising, Liberty Media, Benedek Broadcasting and Gray Television. He lives in Bowling Green, KY with his wife Becky and their two children.

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Highlights from the Locus Online review of Alt Hist Issue 2

Lois Tilton in her regular review of short fiction publications gave a very positive review of the latest issue of Alt Hist at Locus Online. So I thought I would share with you some of the highlights. I have included links to the preview page for each story so you can get a flavour of them for yourself.

Long Nights in Longuedoc‘ by Andrew Knighton is described by Lois as a “mix of farce and horror … reflecting something of the spirit of this brutal and credulous age.”

The Apollo Mission‘ by David X. Wiggin: “the humanity of the pioneer/victim is well-realized.”

Son of Flanders‘ by William Knight get a RECOMMENDED from Lois, which is a review she doesn’t give out lightly, so well done William! She described the story as: “Harrowing visit to a hell of human creation. The author captures the reality that faced the men in the mud of the trenches. It’s telling that every soldier gives Gurner a look of contempt when he sees the red tabs of the General Staff on his uniform. They know who their real enemy is.”

The Orchid Hunters‘ by Priya Sharma: “A tale in the classic mode, revealing the corruption that lies within the human heart and also the possibility of redemption.”

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street‘ by N. K. Pulley: “A wry narrative voice and a bit of the arcane makes this one unusually interesting.”

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Previews of Alt Hist Issue 2 Stories Now Available

You can now read free previews of each fiction piece in Alt Hist Issue 2 on the Current Issue page. I have included the biography of the author and about a quarter or so of the story in each case.

Hope it whets your appetite for more!

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Alt Hist Issue 2 Published as eBook and Print Book

Issue 2 of Alt Hist is currently being published in eBook and print format. For an eBookformat please visit Smashwords orAmazon. A print version of Alt Hist Issue 2 is available at, and will soon be available at and through major bookselling websites and wholesalers.

We’re also waiting for the issue to be published in other eBook channels such as Apple iBookstore and Barnes & Noble. More news on these when we have it.

You can read a very nice review of this issue at Locus Online.

For more information on Issue 2 go to

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