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  1. Protector, a Future History from Simon Roy and Image Comics

    Has anyone read the new Protector series written by Simon Roy? In a future history in the wake of a climate related population collapse, the alien Devas are attempting to rebuild the biosphere, incidentally allowing their worshippers (the slaving descendents of Asian climate refugees) the...
  2. AHC: A multipolar Cold War with alien value systems?

    I think I've made it fairly clear that I absolutely adore alternate ideologies, and I'm fond of scenarios where they feature prominently. From what I've seen, there seems to be two general scenarios where alternate ideologies often come into play on this site: Multipolar Cold War settings...
  3. AHC: Can "A Crystal Age" pull off a "Looking Backward"?

    First a bit of context. The related genres of utopian and dystopian fiction experienced a literary surge from roughly the mid-19th century to the first decade or so of the 20th. Most were stand-alone works but some went on to produce numerous unofficial sequels, refutations, and even social...
  4. AHC: Six Schools, Six Warlords; or: A Far Stranger Warlord Era?

    As something of a sign that I spend too much time on this site, this AHC idea popped into my head two days ago and has been bugging me ever sense. Basically, there are six classical schools of Chinese philosophy (Confucianism, Legalism, Taoism, Mohism, the School of Yin-Yang, and the School of...
  5. AHC: "Hodgsonian" instead of "Lovecraftian"?

    So, after I made my Dracula DBWI it got me thinking about alternative trends in popular culture and here's the challenge I came up with: With a post-1900 POD make William Hope Hodgson's work fill Lovecraft's current cultural niche. Keep in mind that some sort of "Hodgson cycle" or what have you...
  6. DBWI: Dracula more popular than The Beetle?

    So I was wandering around a pretty nice used bookshop the other day and I found a pretty old book in the horror section called "Dracula" I'd never heard of before. It was pretty cheap so I decided to give it a shot and it wasn't actually half bad, about a solicitor named Harker and his...
  7. AHC: Change Alan Moore's mind on adaptations

    After getting screwed over quite a bit by DC and seeing several disappointing movies Alan Moore has been famously "not thrilled" by the translation of IP he's worked on to different mediums. What changes would be needed to create a scenario where Alan Moore is more enthusiastic about adaptations...
  8. Watchmen in the High Castle

    This unholy thought popped into my head today, based on the fact that the new Watchmen series (premiering tonight) focuses on race and policing, and also that a trailer for the new season of the Man in the High Castle was released recently: What would a combination of the "superheros in a...
  9. The Same Coin: Effects of a Confederalist Party on global ideological trends?

    So this is something that occurred to me yesterday, and it deals with two major Alternate History cliches: Somehow the American Revolution gets the ball rolling on revolution in general, and is the ultimate root of all the major ideological change since then. The most prominent example is For...
  10. AHC: The Yellow Dragon, or: a Georgist China?

    Based on a bit of light reading inspired by the use of geoism in the Separated at Birth timeline, I was wondering what sequence of events could result in a (more or less) unified China that was A) a superpower roughly parallel with its impact on the world stage in OTL and B) ideologically...
  11. The Monad and the Swastika: a Fascist/Technocratic Cold War?

    This idea began as a joke inspired by the thread about the effects of a Cold War between fascism and liberalism on culture and politics in the West, and it got me thinking: before the New Deal was enacted there were several different currents of reformist impulses in the United States, what if...
  12. Alternate Historiography

    Based on stimulating conversation in other threads, I've come up with a little challenge. It's no secret that I'm fervently into alternative ideologies and political parties and I wanted to see what you all could come up with, with a little twist: rather than just create a new ideology, I think...
  13. AHC: Make Haiti an American North Korea (West Quisqueya?)

    The title says it all, folks. I've been reading about the regime of François "Papa Doc" Duvalier and it's completely fascinating. What scenario would result in the family business continuing into the present day? Ideally I'm looking for something similar to the current North Korea situation...
  14. Filling out Rome West

    So, I received my copy of Rome West today, and was wondering if anybody would like to help me flesh it out a little bit. A bit of background: Rome West is an alternate history comic book originally released online and published in physical form by Dark Horse Comics. The PoD is a Roman fleet...
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