When I first heard the announcement for The War That Came Early series, I was extremely excited. After all, Turtledove, the master of alternative history would finally be focusing on a World War II story that involved it starting early. 223 more words
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As a continuation of my return to blogging, I’m writing an installment for what could turn into series on a subject that I have been researching a great deal since the last time I posted: Proposals for partition and secession in North America. 2,594 more words
<a href=”http://matthewsylvester.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/egypt-ss-06.jpg”><img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-2250″ src=”http://matthewsylvester.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/egypt-ss-06.jpg?w=300″ alt=”EGYPT-POLITICS-UNREST” width=”300″ height=”198″ /></a>First off, I know that someone is going to be a smart Alec and say something along the lines of ‘we are, hurr, hurr, hurr.’ So, now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s look at the writing challenge… 228 more words
Be forewarned: Some SPOILERS ahead.
The most important aspect of any alternative history story is plausibility. The credibility of the story itself and the attention span of many readers (including myself) hinges upon that. 476 more words
The Polish are a tireless people who ceaselessly strive to improve the status of their society by enacting numerous social policies. The pragmatism of the Polish pushed their efforts into prioritizing the comfort and well-being of its citizens above all else, making its cities some of the most desirable societies in the world. 939 more words
Though now a bit dated, The 12th Planet was published in 1976, it is still an interesting read. Originally, I had read the book in the late ’70s and it was fascinating. 275 more words