Author Archives: Mark

Priya Sharma’s After Mary included in Ellen Datlow’s Honorable Mentions

Some great news for Alt Hist. One of our stories from Alt Hist Issue 5 has been included in the list of “Honorable Mentions” by esteemed Editor Ellen Datlow. The list covers her favourite Horror stories from 2013. She breaks the … Continue reading

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Through a funhouse mirror: the challenge of building alternate histories

Guest Post by Andrew Knighton  Andrew has had stories published before in Alt Hist and has a new story for us coming up in Alt Hist Issue 7. Here he gives his thoughts on how to write alternate history. Writing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Coming Home by Roy E. Stolworthy

Coming Home by Roy E. Stolworthy Reviewed by Christopher Yates Paperback, 368 Pages ISBN: 9781781590713 Published: NOV 2012 Claymore Press Purchase at | As we move through the centenary anniversary year of the Great War, one would expect … Continue reading

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Sealed by Noeleen Kavanagh – Free Story Extract

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“Sealed” by Noeleen Kavanagh is an evocative fantasy tale about Mara who lives alone and friendless in her coastal village. However, one day, an act of kindness on her…

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Fantasy Short Stories: Issue 2 – Now Available

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It gives me great pleasure to announce that the second issue of Fantasy Short Stories is now available – and what a great issue it is! It’s been a…

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Interested in Alt Hist but want to try before you buy? Get a Free Issue

I am pleased to announce that you can now get a free issue of Alt Hist – our first issue is now available free in eBook format from the following retailers: | | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Smashwords The first issue of Alt Hist features six … Continue reading

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Hitler is Coming by Martin Roy Hill – Free Story Extract

What would the United States be like if Hitler won the Second World War? In “Hitler Is Coming” by Martin Roy Hill protagonist Paul Klee is an OSS veteran and police investigator on temporary assignment to the post-war American SS … Continue reading

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When Shots Rang Out by Lynda M. Vanderhoff – Free Story Extract

In “When Shots Rang Out” by Lynda M. Vanderhoff JFK was a well known ladies man, but his family has suffered under a curse that is nearly Shakespearian in scope. Could it be that Kennedy upset the wrong person with … Continue reading

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The Iceberg by Andrea Mullaney – Free Story Extract

On Boxing Day, 1914, a teenage girl sits in an Edinburgh prison awaiting trial for a war crime. Her lawyer finds himself captivated by her as he tries to establish the truth of the case, whose roots lie in the … Continue reading

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Battalion 202: Worm in the Apple by Jonathan Doering – Free Story Extract

“Worm in Apple” is the next instalment of Battalion 202 by Jonathan Doering: “For all I know, you’re dirty as well.” Christopher felt his chest flare. “Alright then, if you don’t believe me, shoot me.” A worm enters an apple. … Continue reading

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