Dale Cozort's Alternate History Newsletter 

Volume 12: Number 1 --- January to June  2009

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Excerpt: All Timelines Lead To Rome

An excerpt from the very rough first draft of my NanoWriMo (write a novel in a month challenge) novel

No 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

 AH Challenge: Stopping the Genocides

From the June 2009 issue of my alternate history newsletter.   The twentieth century was the century of genocides.  Could they have been stopped?


Alternate History 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.  


So What Have I Been Up To? It has been a little over a year since I uploaded a newsletter here.  I’m still writing alternate history, but I’ve switched my emphasis from scenarios to novels.  I have five novels in various stages of completion—ranging from one that is due to be published this summer to two where I’m 75 to 80 percent done with the rough draft.

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.