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Sea Lion Press

Founded in 2015 by AH.com member Meadow, Sea Lion Press is a small, British-based, purely online publisher, specialising in e-books and paperbacks, with a focus on works of the alternate history genre. To date, Sealion Press has published several different works of alternate history fiction by various AH.com authors, as well as AH writers from outside the site.

The publisher is named in honour of AH.com's long-running, love-hate memetic relationship with Operation Sea Lion. Naturally, the logo features a sea lion mascot to go with the name:

The current company slogan is “What Might Have Been”.


Works published to date

Meadow and his fellow publishing team members refer to works being published in certain “phases”, a new phase starting every few months. Here's a list of works from AH.com and elsewhere, sorted by the phase and in the order they were published in.

Phase 1

Announced on the 25th July 2015.

Title of work Author(s) Series/Universe Main e-book and paperback link Paperback edition ? Omnibus link
Fight and Be Right Ed Thomas Fight and Be Right EB & PB Yes N/A
The Curse of Maggie Tom Anderson N/A EB & PB No N/A
Zonen Tom Black N/A EB & PB No N/A
For Want of a Paragraph Tom Black N/A EB & PB No N/A
The Limpid Stream Jack Tindale N/A EB & PB No N/A
Shuffling the Deck Jack Tindale & Tom Black N/A EB & PB No N/A
The Fourth Lectern Andy Cooke Lectern series EB & PB No N/A
The Fifth Lectern Andy Cooke Lectern series EB & PB No N/A

Phase 2

Announced on the 27st September 2015.

Title of work Author(s) Series/Universe Main e-book and paperback link Paperback edition Omnibus link
The World of Fight and Be Right Ed Thomas Fight and Be Right EB & PB No N/A
Boristopia Tom Black N/A EB & PB No N/A
Bombard the Headquarters! Steven Digena N/A EB & PB No N/A
The Unreformed Kingdom Tom Anderson N/A EB & PB No N/A
Meet the New Boss Tom Black N/A EB & PB No N/A
The Bloody Man (TBM, Volume I) Ed Thomas The Bloody Man EB & PB No N/A
Union, Travail, Justice Jonathan Edelstein N/A EB & PB No N/A
Majestic (DD, Volume I) Paul Hynes Decisive Darkness EB & PB Yes Omnibus
Festung Europa: The Anglo-American - Nazi War Jon Kacer N/A EB & PB No N/A
A Greater Britain Ed Thomas N/A EB & PB Yes N/A
La Isla Blanca Jack Tindale N/A EB & PB No N/A
10 Leaders Britain Never Had ed. by Tom Black N/A EB & PB No N/A

Phase 3

Announced on the 31st January 2016.

Title of work Author(s) Series/Universe Main e-book and paperback link Paperback edition Omnibus link
Majestic (DD, Volume I) Paul Hynes Decisive Darkness EB & PB Yes Omnibus
The Loud Blast That Tears the Skies Chris Nash N/A EB & PB Yes N/A
Walking Back to Happiness Liam Baker N/A EB & PB No N/A
The Blue Lotus Ed Thomas Fight and Be Right EB & PB No N/A
The Fiery Crucible (TBM, Volume II) Ed Thomas The Bloody Man EB & PB No N/A
The End and Afterwards Andy Cooke The Endeavour Series EB & PB No N/A
President Ashdown Is Retiring Jack Tindale & Tom Black N/A EB & PB No N/A
Making Murder Sound Respectable Bob Mumby N/A EB & PB No N/A
With Iron and Fire David Wostyn Superpower Empire China 1912 EB & PB No N/A
Diverge and Conquer (LTTW, Volume I) Tom Anderson Look to the West EB & PB Yes N/A
The Plague Policeman Anthony Jones Cliveless World EB & PB No N/A

Phase 4

Announced on the 8th May 2016.

Title of work Author(s) Series/Universe Main e-book and paperback link Paperback edition Omnibus link
Agent Lavender Jack Tindale & Tom Black N/A EB & PB Yes N/A
Dislocated to Success Iain Bowen Arose from Out the Azure Main EB & PB Yes N/A
The Year of the Prince (HSS, Volume I) George Kearton The House of Stuart Sequence EB & PB No N/A
Not An English Word Tom Anderson N/A EB & PB No N/A

Phase 5

Announced on the 8th October 2016.

Title of work Author(s) Series/Universe Main e-book and paperback link Paperback edition Omnibus link
The King Shall Have His Own Again (HSS, Volume II) George Kearton The House of Stuart Sequence EB & PB No N/A
Britain Without Beeching Iain Bowen N/A EB & PB Yes N/A
Uncharted Territory (LTTW, Volume II) Tom Anderson Look to the West EB & PB Yes N/A
Coronet (DD, Volume II) Paul Hynes Decisive Darkness EB & PB Yes Omnibus

The announcement also confirmed that Sea Lion Press would be supporting orders of physical paperbacks of its publications, starting around Christmas time 2016.

Paperback Announcement

Meadow and company announced on the 29th November 2016 that Sea Lion Press publications will now be available in paperback form as well, in addition to e-book formats. The first six SLP books to be published as paperbacks were Decisive Darkness, The Loud Blast That Tears The Skies, Fight And Be Right, Diverge And Conquer, Dislocated To Success, and Agent Lavender. The announcement was also accompanied by a slight design relaunch of the SLP website.

Phase 6

Announced on the 17th July 2017.

Title of work Author(s) Series/Universe Main e-book and paperback link Paperback edition Omnibus link
Remain Means Remain anthology, ed. by Tom Black N/A EB & PB No N/A
Reds ! - A Revolutionary Timeline Jane Hill N/A EB & PB No N/A
Presidential Martin Concagh N/A EB & PB No N/A
Many A Hero Untold David Hoggard & Bob Mumby N/A EB & PB No N/A
How Tall Is The Grass In Germany Wm. Garrett Cothran N/A EB & PB No N/A
The Twilight's Last Gleaming Tom Anderson N/A EB & PB No N/A
An Ending of Empires (HSS, Volume III) George Kearton The House of Stuart Sequence EB & PB No N/A
Timewreck Titanic Rhys B. Davies N/A EB & PB Yes N/A
Hondo, This Is CFB Cold Lake Ben Frewitt N/A EB & PB No N/A
Bearfish John O'Brien N/A EB & PB No N/A
Diamond in the Dark Andy Cooke The Endeavour Series EB & PB No N/A

Phase 7

Announced on the 9th January 2018.

Title of work Author(s) Series/Universe Main e-book and paperback link Paperback edition Omnibus link
The Sea Eagles Steve Kingston N/A EB & PB No N/A
The General European Wars (HSS, Volume IV) George Kearton The House of Stuart Sequence EB & PB No N/A
The Savage Years (HSS, Volume V) George Kearton The House of Stuart Sequence EB & PB No N/A
The Darling Buds Express Edward W. Feery N/A EB & PB No N/A
T'Yorkshire Assembly Jack Tindale N/A EB & PB No N/A
King Charles or King Oliver Tim Venning N/A EB & PB No N/A
King Henry IX Tim Venning N/A EB & PB No N/A
Six East End Boys David Flin N/A EB & PB No N/A
The Only Winning Move Max Johansson N/A EB & PB No N/A

Sea Lion Press Commission Contests

Simply put, AH.commers write vignette-style short stories or short timelines, post them in the Writer's Forum and enter the competition to have these stories published by SLP as part of an anthology. Several of the best stories and their finalists are chosen for publication.

Sea Lion Press Commission: EU Vignettes - Autumn/Fall 2016 contest, themed around ATL European Unions or other ATL efforts at European integration.


Interview

What is Sea Lion Press ? - An interview at The Alternate Historian from summer 2017.


See Also

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