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An excerpt from the very rough first draft of my NanoWriMo (write a novel in a month challenge) novelNo Italian Invasion of Greece
From my June 2009 Alternate History Newsletter The Italian invasion of Greece was typical Mussolini. It showed off the fascist dictator’s ignorance of logistics
From the June 2009 issue of my alternate history newsletter. The twentieth century was the century of genocides. Could they have been stopped?
mini-scenarios based on a common idea: What
if the World War II Great Powers understood some or all
of the things we currently do about climate and acted on them.
From the January 2009 issue of my alternate history newsletter. Historically, Willie P. Mangum was President Pro Tem of the Senate between 1841 and 1845. He could have been president.Moving the Oil Discoveries Around
A series of what-ifs about the timing of the oil discoveries. Originally written for my January 2009 AH newsletter.
POD is an amateur press magazine and also a forum for discussing AH and AH-related ideas. A lot of the comments don't make sense unless you've following the dialogue. Here are some of my general-interest ones.
The Big News: As I mentioned, I have an alternate history novel coming out this summer. On July 6, Exchange will be available for your reading pleasure. I’ve been working on it for over ten years, and you’ve probably seen some excerpts among the newsletters. If you enjoyed them, great. The completed novel is much better. If the excerpts didn’t grab you, I hope you give the completed novel a look. As I mentioned, it is much better.
The Future of the Newsletter: I love writing Alternate History scenarios, but novels are going to be my top priority for the foreseeable future. I have a long list of novel ideas, including one for an AH ‘world’ that I could write in for the rest of my life and not even begin to do it justice. I’m almost done with my first novel in that world and I could easily do thirty more given time and patience. So what do I do with the newsletter? I’m going to try to upload it twice a year from now on: a June issue and a December one. That should give a substantial zine, without taking too much time away from the novels. I’ll be doing a little catch up, posting the December 2009 issue shortly after I finish this one.
Between issues, I’ll post material that will end up here in my LiveJournal blog.
Posted on March 26, 2010.
More Stuff For POD Members Only
What you see here is a truncated on-line version of a larger zine that I contribute to POD, the alternate history APA. POD members get to look forward to more fun stuff.