Upcoming AH books

So apparently George Galloway (yes, that George Galloway) has tweeted that he's written an alternate history "Sealion Succeeded" book.


Crossposting from the SLP thread:

Happy New Year 2020 everyone. This book is technically Sea Lion Press' last release of 2019, as it came out yesterday! It is also a foray into an unexplored realm for the alternate history genre - alternate cuisine!

Read the announcement here

Today, Sea Lion Press moves into the culinary arena with our first recipe book. This brilliant and innovative spin on alternate history by Andrew Brooks and Ekaterina Odnostorontseva charts the cross-dimensional travels of two foodies looking to explore England's capital city in multiple timelines – and try whatever the local cuisine is in the world they find themselves in.


Complete with the recipes necessary to recreate the meals experienced, the book provides insights into twelve Londons, in worlds where Rome survived, or the Viking kings remained on the throne, or Lord Halifax came to an accord with Hitler, or a London that became distinctly Scottish after Victoria married the Duke of Argyll. The settings are imaginative, and the recipes delicious. We're proud to be publishing it as our last release of 2019 – make it the first book you read in 2020 by heading over to its entry in Our Books.

(That entry follows below)

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London. One of the great cities of the world. Regardless of the history, it’s one of the great cities.

Twelve different histories, and the current London from each. What are they like to visit? What is needed is a tour guide, something that covers everything that a visitor might want to know for a holiday here.

Sport, culture, shopping, dining, it’s all here. There is even a selection of recipes from each London, tested and ready for you to try out and use, to get your very own taste of London.

Whichever London you’re thinking of visiting, Andrew and Ekaterina will give you a pre-visit tour guide. Be it Norse, Caledonian, Roman, or something else, there will be something for every taste.

Genres are tricky, but I would like to recommend this book which I much enjoyed publishing (even enjoyed the numerous editing sessions!)


Nicholas Farraway is dead. It had taken him a while to come to terms with this basic and yet jarring fact, but finally, in time he had learnt to accept it.

As far as Farraway is concerned, his first year and a bit of death has been a distinct disappointment; as is Heaven itself. He has so many questions: such as why are angels so arrogant; Why are there no children; and why does he work in surveillance if G-d is supposedly all-seeing?

Then one day, he sees something so shocking it shatters all his previous perceptions and leads him on an inevitable path towards ….


There is a Kindle version which for some reason is not showing as linked, yet

Best Regards
Grey Wolf
I have a new book.

They thought he could help.
The First Man in Space was under pressure. He had to regain his flight status. A friend had died for him. And from all over the Soviet Union, workers and other proletarians wrote him begging for help. Sometimes he could help
And now, he was beginning to think, the Soviet Union was going the wrong way, a very wrong way.
They might decide to solve some matters. A dead hero can't disagree with the authorities.
So he reached out, to someone he had met, someone who was known, someone he thought he could trust.
Then, on a cold and clear Christmas night, he took the most daring step -- and the world changed.

In a tale of space flight, spying, and politics, people who thought they would never get into that sort of thing now found themselves propelled into it. A turbulent and tumultuous world is shaken into a different path, as leaders react to embarrassment with a desire for prestige, where the wish of a pilot is brought closer to coming through, and famous men are brought together, to find that enemies are more like them than they had imagined.
Russian scientist Kirill Eskov, known for The Last Ringbearer, an alternative take on The Lord of the Rings, has written a what-if take on Russian America.

What if Russia, instead of selling Alaska, had expanded its overseas possessions south, and discovered Californian gold? What if, left to their own devices far away from their government, the Russian colonists established the kind of free society others could only begin to dream of?

America could have been quite different if that game could have been reloaded.

Free download at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/991362
William Gibson's forthcoming novel Agency is set in a world where Hillary Clinton won the presidential election.
Book is now appearing. Somewhat unenthusiastic Guardian review:

The Washington Post is more favourable.


I will post this here rather than in the SLP thread as it is not exclusively SLP: Call for stories for King Arthur themed collection

This message is passed on on behalf of David Flin on Sea Lion Press (SLP) who is also setting up his own publisher focusing on children's fiction, as described below. For any queries or submissions, please use the contact email david.flin@outlook.com as I cannot help you with these.

From David Flin on SLP.

I've spoken with Meadow, and he considers that there is potential in a King Arthur Collection for SLP. As some of you may also be aware, I'm starting up Sergeant Frosty Publications (SFP) in October. SFP will be covering Historical Fiction for Children and Young Adults. There's also potential in a King Arthur Collection for SFP. The one would be looking at the legend/myth/AH from an adult view-point, the other from a view point suitable for SFP.

You're way ahead of me.

I'm collecting possible stories about King Arthur (or associated elements of the legend) with a view to creating a collection for SLP, and a collection of stories for SFP.

For SLP, the brief is to look at the legend, possibly shining a new light on certain aspects. It doesn't need to be about Arthur. There are a whole bunch of others in the mythology: Gawaine and Lancelot and Morgan and Morgawse and Merlin and Mordred and so on. I'm trying to avoid Return of King Arthur stories here. For one thing, that's already been done by SLP. Whether it's set in Dark Ages Britain, retaining historicity (as best one can within the legends) or whether it is looking at the myths involved, that's up to you.

As per usual, I'll be looking for around 10 stories. Length can be variable, but I'm looking for an average of 4K-8K. If yours is significantly over or under that, that probably won't be a problem, but might need some juggling on my part. That's what editors are for.

Deadline is rather open at the moment. I would like to get it together for around May, so ideally submissions before the end of April. However, it's not booked into the SLP schedule, so if it happens earlier or (more likely) later, that's not an issue.

For SFP, the brief is to entertain, and in a manner suitable for children and young adults. A story may be humour, adventure, mystery, whatever, but it needs to be age-appropriate. Again, it doesn't need to be about Arthur, and again, I'm trying to avoid Return of King Arthur stories.

I'm looking for around 6 stories, of around 5-10K each. Over- or under-length isn't a major problem.

I'm aiming for publication in December. That means proofing and cover will be taking place during September and October (with November free for emergencies), which means finished manuscripts to be with me by the end of August. As you can see, I'm leaving plenty of time in the schedule, but I'm well aware that this time can rapidly disappear.

It's probably best to send me a brief synopsis/outline first. I can comment, and say whether I think it (a) viable and (b) more appropriate for SLP or SFP. I've no objection to receiving a full manuscript at the start of the process, but submission doesn't automatically mean acceptance, and it could be a lot of effort expended for limited reward.

Drop me a line if you have an idea.

All submissions and queries to david.flin@outlook.com