Check the Strange Maps blog. It's got 5 million hits, and now the bloke says he's going to compile an atlas of the strangest maps, published by Penguin.
Our AH maps may be a bit too in-depth for general consumption. Look at the levels of explanation he has to put into something as simple as an Axis victory for the web proles.He never did post the maps I sent him - his excuse was that he didn't like to post Alternate History maps.
Basically the same reason why Turtledove and Stirling do things we mock. You need to tone down the hardcore for a general audience. Remember, to them the idea that (say) the CPs could have won WW1 is a startling new idea.That's a very very good point. I'll need to keep that in mind when I send him one of mine.
I think that's too obscure for most people (unless they're Italian). Try doing a really good job of something that we would normally shrink at as unoriginal, like a CSA that wins the Civil War or something.
Well, then, make sure your style is the most professional of any he might get. Without biasing the map contest you're one of our best mapmakers, and can probably beat any Turtledove-style thing that some Alternian bozo drops on his doorstep.That's a good plan. I'm just curious how many of those he's going to get, though.
Well he say that he's going to make an Atlas of his map but that doesn't mean people will buy it (not all his map are particulary interesting)Maybe something for Ian to consider?
But then again, who would buy beside us
Are you sure, because there were very many cartoon maps of that type made throughout the 19th century, and you might have been shown one that was made closer to WW1.Well he say that he's going to make an Atlas of his map but that doesn't mean people will buy it (not all his map are particulary interesting)
That particulary cartoon was showed to me back in high school when we started to talk about WWI (even thought it's date from 1870)