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    Sea Lion Press New Book Releases Announcements Thread

    After three years and sixty publications, we've decided it's time for Sea Lion Press to listen to its customers and become more of a hub for alternate history. No longer merely a publishing house, Sea Lion Press is now setting out to be a crucible of activity in the counterfactual fiction world...
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    Sea Lion Press: Phase Seven

    It's that time again - 9 new books are available! Visit Sea Lion Press' website for more information. These books introduce new authors to the Sea Lion Press stable, including AH.com favourites David Flin, Ed Costello, Utgard96 and spkaca. I'm really excited to publish not only great...
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    Sea Lion Press: Phase Six

    Another 11 titles have been released by Sea Lion Press, and once again the majority are from AH.com. Of particular note this time is the long-awaited Reds!, the first of Jello's excellent series chronicling a socialist America. There's also our second vignette collection, this time about the EU...
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    AH Vignette: Remain Means Remain

    How Remain edged it: winning the future by the skin of your teeth the guardian, 5th July 2016 “If we had let them talk about immigration closer to polling day, we’d have been toast,” Roland Rudd tells me as he empties a sachet of Splenda into a cup of coffee. By ‘them’, he means Leave.EU...
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    TLIAM: A Series Of Quite Fortunate Events
    Threadmarks: Opening

    Artwork by Lord Roem Hello? Hello? Hello? I don’t think there’s anybody here. That can’t be right. It’s been a long time. It’s not been that long. Look at this place, there’s cobwebs all over the bust of Mountbatten. Nobody’s touched this book about Ted Short in years. This...
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    AHC: Worst possible Labour campaign, 1997

    The 20th anniversary of Labour's biggest ever landslide is almost upon us, and 1997 nostalgia is on the rise. Tony Blair had been expected to be the next PM for years by the time the voters went to the polls. But memories of 1992 and Labour's apparent last-minute fumble we're still in people's...
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    AHC: The Queen refuses to shake someone's hand

    Watching Martin McGuinness' obituary reels today, they made some hay from the 'he shook hands with the monarch of the kingdom he sought to defeat' stuff, as indeed he did. But so too did the Queen – as she always would. Because She's The Queen. But is there a way to get Her Maj to cause an...
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    AH Vignette: No, But

    MODULE NAME: Britain, Europe, and the European Community MODULE CODE: POLI2065 STUDENT NO: 200447008 ESSAY TITLE: Did the dream of ‘political Europe’ die with the Maastricht Treaty? FOCUS ON THE QUESTION Frustrating. For much of the essay, flawless. But when you meander, you do so in style. We...
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    AH Vignette: Make America Stand Again

    A vignette by Meadow and Lord Roem. INDIANAPOLIS: Stop The Presses Friday November 15th, 1940 It is said that Cordell Hull’s team still do not understand how this happened. On paper, the outgoing Secretary of State seemed tailor-made for the Presidency. A long stint as the nation’s chief...
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    2015: Labour hires Crosby

    Via whatever means (let's say a stonking donation from Lord Sainsbury), Labour finds itself in possession of a huge amount of cash and in a moment of clarity and cynicism, decides to poach the Conservatives' chief strategist. Lynton Crosby, he of the dead cat theory, surrenders whatever...
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    Best possible Socialist Campaign Group leadership candidate

    Leaving aside how well Jeremy Corbyn's leadership may or may not be going (and I mean that - you want to talk about that, use the various threads in Chat), who among this hard-left group in the Parliamentary Labour Party, founded in 1982, would have made the best leader of the party at large...
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    Latest POD for a harder-to-crack Third Reich

    CalBear pretty much wrote the gold standard in 'monstrous Reich' literature in AANW, but did it with a Stalingrad POD. What are our options if we were to want to make Nazi Germany hold on longer than May 1945? In a meaningful way, that is - no Norwegian or Alpine redoubts. D-Day going wrong...
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    AH Vignette by Daltonia: Mr Ambassador

    Note: I'm posting this because Daltonia has gone fishing, as he is a clever young man who knows he needs to do well in this exams. The diplomat walked out of the rain into the safety of the American Embassy, with copies of newspapers tucked safely under his raincoat. It was his...
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    AH Vignette: Old Boys

    A flashbulb is a dazzling affair. As his eyes readjusted, the Prime Minister loosened his collar. Stiff bloody thing. No better than a stick-up. “Just like old times,” he murmured. The Home Secretary, posed to his right, glanced at him. “I beg your pardon?” “Isn’t nostalgia the only reason...
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    AH Vignette: The Last Service

    A chill wind whipped at the Secretary’s coat, while a blast of sea air caught him square in the face. Blinking and spluttering, he staggered back from the cliff’s edge, doubling over in the process. “Sir!” shouted his aide-de-camp, a bright-eyed and much too bushy-tailed fellow from...
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    Any isometric illustrators here up for a commission?

    Apologies if this is the wrong board or if there's a rule against this. I work for a magazine, and we are looking for someone with experience of isometric illustration to design our next cover, themed around the London elections in May. I am having trouble finding someone and my deadline is...
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    WI: 7/7 before 2005 election

    Just had this thought. What would have been the likely impact of roughly-the-same 7/7 bombings instead being the 7/3 bombings?
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    AHC: Hitler wins WWI

    Read the title carefully. Your challenge is to have Adolf Hitler in the history books, or at least the footnotes, as a figure recognised as having played a big part in the victory of Germany in the Great War. Did he deliver an order while heavily wounded? Did he take a bullet for Hindenburg...
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    AH Vignette: Talking Frank

    Frank Field was trying to remember which hustings this was. Not the surroundings - Methodist Central Hall was grand enough, and he’d been here ten dozen times before. Nor its position in the running order - it was the last one. But which number was it? On the train up, he and Yvette had passed...
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    AH Vignette: "Come back!"

    ”This is how it feels to be lonely, This is how it feels to be small. This is how it feels when your word means nothing at all…” The six chimes of Big Ben echoed around Whitehall as the morning slowly broke. The first commuters were yawning their way down the streets, and only a handful...
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