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  1. The Militant Doberman

    Bronze Age “Chinese Mesoamerica” in AH works?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmec_alternative_origin_speculations So I’ve seen AH & sci-fi stories use the “Zheng He‘s treasure ships contact New World civilizations” premise as their POD, but I can’t think of any works based around the idea of Ancient Chinese forming the Olmec. Does anyone...
  2. Teriyaki

    The Six Lives of Henry the VIII Series by Janet Leigh

    I just wanted to share a really great book series I had read by Janet Leigh called "The Six Lives of Henry the VIII". Each book deals with a different what if question when it comes to the Six wives of Henry the VIII: Katherine the Inquisitor - What if Katherine of Aragon had a son who had...
  3. TheDetailer

    Golden: A Pop Culture Timeline
    Threadmarks: OP

    Welcome all to Golden! A passion project of mine in the works for a couple of months, due to my love for the pop culture timelines on this site and popular culture in general. So I wanted to give a try at making a timeline of my own, in the style of a more optimistically* pathed one. Along with...
  4. WI No Dune (1965)

    What if Frank Herbert, sometime before 1962, lost interest in putting together his "desert novel" and never shopped it around? Or if Campbell had never started publishing his "Dune Stories" in Analog magazine? Or if Chilton Books never made the risk of publishing the novel itself? How is...
  5. Odinson

    Timeline 191: 191's alternate history fiction

    Something I've been wondering, how do the famous AH fictions books change in their world? For example, how would Ward Moores bring the Jubilee or Dick's the man in the high castle look in 191? Heck, what about Turtledove's career?
  6. What If Orion's Arm Was Soft Sci-Fi Instead?

    If you've ever heard of Orion's Arm, then you're also likely aware of the very mixed reviews that it gets. It draws praise for its creativity and extensive world-building on pretty much every aspect of galactic life, from new sciences like Hencity, to the anarcho-capitalistic NoCoZo, to the...
  7. Teriyaki

    Why are the Tudors such a Hot Topic for Alternate History Writers?

    So this is more of an opinion thread then being a point of divergence, but I was thinking about this today and wanted to inquire as to people's opinions. I have read a lot of alternate history, and one of the most common themes is having something change during the reign of the Tudors between...
  8. varyar

    [AH Fiction] Mainburg Polizei

    MAINBURG POLIZEI Paul Leone SCHUTZPOLIZEI DES REICHES (Reich Protection Police) – the uniformed police force of the GREATER GERMANIC REICH. The Schutzpolizei is responsible for basic law enforcement – foot and automobile patrol, traffic control, prison management – while criminal investigation...
  9. Grey Wolf

    AHF Magazine issue 2 is now out

    Issue 2 of AHF Magazine includes an interview with author John R Stuart, the completion of the serialised story by David C Schwartz and Paula Smith, short stories by JD Blackrose, Kathy Gilbert, Michel Hersen, Daniel McElwain, David McVey, Christopher P. Mooney, DF Pellegrino, Amy Simpson, Ty...
  10. Project Legacy

    Hello there, Fans of King Kong. Welcome to the timeline of Project Legacy. The expeditions that took place after Kong's Death in 1933 in December. This is not only a role play. This role play is also a story or fanfiction and a Timeline. A must have people who have Excellent Grammar, Love...
  11. RayRiceBurroughs

    Manifest Destiny: Lewis And Clark Vs Lovecraftian Horrors

    Is anyone here reading the comic book series Manifest Destiny by Carl Dingess and Matthew Roberts. Basically, it's the story of Lewis and Clark discovering America. But The America they investigate is a far cry from the one in our history books. I'm curious as to whether the Author is going to...
  12. Academic analyses of Nazi-victory alternate history fiction

    Hi all, I'm not sure where to post this, but here goes: I'm working on a university paper that discusses The Man in the High Castle's (TV) depictions of Nazi victory, as well as those of some key Nazi-victory alternate history works (SS-GB, Fatherland, etc), and their role in projecting...
  13. varyar

    AH Fiction - An Ordinary Germanic

    ONE – MEETING Therese Lohmeyer is verbally abusing a hospital coffee maker when I first meet her. The accent suggest she’s German. The vocabulary confirms it. No disrespect to my Australian friends but nobody tops a German for swearing. I’m still trying to sort out where one insult ends and...
  14. varyar

    AH Vignette - From the Atlantic to the Urals

    FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE URALS Breitspurbhan – Scheme to establish a broad-gauge railway running enormous double-decker coaches from the Atlantic to the Urals. Status: Partially complete. The trans-Europe routes are as Hitler intended but the gauge is less and the coaches are fewer and of a...
  15. varyar

    All Quiet on the Eastern Front

    I – Obituary This story starts with how she died – or how her death was announced. In the summer of 2016, I was heading back to Salzburg (and eventually London) after a conference in Lubiana. Owing to a bungled attempt at reading the schedule, I ended up on the regular instead of the express...
  16. Petike

    The single most cliché-ridden work of Alternate History

    Be it book, comic, movie, web project, anything. I want to hear your honest opinion. :cool:
  17. Petike

    Most ill-conceived attempts at steampunk (that you know of)

    Anything that misunderstands the "poetic side" of steampunk and what it stands for, turning it into an utter kitsch with little relevance. Examples can range from artwork (including paintings, sculpture, custom designs), to literature, movies, games, theatre, etc. So, what are IYHO, the worst...
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