Tag Archives: Fiction

Alt Hist Issue 5 Reviewed at Fantasy Book Review – 8 out of 10!

“8 out of 10 cats prefer Alt Hist” – well maybe not quite, but Alt Hist did recently get a very nice review over at Fantasy Book Review. So if you haven’t read Alt Hist Issue 5 yet, please go … Continue reading

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New Alternate History Book Review: Red Sky Blue Moon by Bruce Golden

Book Review by Darlene Santori Paperback: 386 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st Edition edition (April 16, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1484133226 ISBN-13: 978-1484133224 Purchase from: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk A JUXTAPOSITION OF WORLDS While the plot may seem well-worn, the setting and the circumstances … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction Short Stories – the Long and the Short of it

Like fantasy, historical fiction often seems to favour the epic mode where authors (and readers) can get to grips with extensive world-building and a deep setting. That’s at least what you often hear these days on online forums and discussion … Continue reading

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What kind of people read Historical Fiction? Help find out.

Would you like to help with the understanding of Historical Fiction as a genre? If so, then the wonderful Historical Novel Society is currently running a survey into reading habits of those who partake of fiction set in past times. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inceptio by Alison Morton

Inceptio, by Alison Morton Review by Ian Shone Paperback: 316 pages (eBook edition also available) Publisher: SilverWood Books Ltd (1 Mar 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1781320624 ISBN-13: 978-1781320624 Order via Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com Visit Alison Morton’s website for ordering details With almost any example of … Continue reading

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Review of Alt Hist Issue 4 at SFcrowsnest

Apologies for not posting anything here for a while, things have been busy. You should hopefully see more regular postings now though – about once a week. Also I am working on the next issue of Alt Hist. A number … Continue reading

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New Review of Alt Hist Issue 4 at Edi’s Book Lighthouse

Edi’s Book Lighthouse has just published a rather good review of Alt Hist Issue 4. Here’s the concluding part of the review: A well done magazine which delivers exactly what the editor promised: Well written and entertaining stories set in … Continue reading

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Recent Historical Fiction and Alternate History News

Here’s a selection of news and features that I’ve come across recently in the world of Historical Fiction and Alternate History. Enjoy! From Salon: The myth of the polite Englishman. I thought this book sounded like a great resource for anyone … Continue reading

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“Hooray for Historical Fiction” says the Huffington Post!

Dave Astor at the Huffington Post wrote a very nice piece the other day about why historical fiction is just great – mostly because of its ability to educate. He specifically cites Stephen King’s new novel 11/22/63, and also mentions … Continue reading

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Interview with Priya Sharma, author of ‘The Orchid Hunters’

Priya Sharma has written two stories for Alt Hist so far: ‘The Bitterness of Apples’ in Issue 1 and ‘The Orchid Hunters’ in Issue 2. She kindly answered a few questions for Alt Hist. How did you get into writing? … Continue reading

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