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Speculative Fiction


Post by Helen_Davis » Thu May 2nd, 2013, 10:28 pm

[quote=""Cuchulain""]This one has been done before!
Byzantium's Crown & sequels by Susan Schwartz

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Byzantiums-Crow ... %27s+crown[/quote]

Wow looks interesting! This author seems to be seeing things in a totally different way than mine is being planned though.

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Post by marklord » Wed May 14th, 2014, 10:05 am

I think one of my favourite alternate history books is Eifelheim by Michael Flynn - aliens land in a medieval German village - not as wacky as it might sound and very well done.

Unfortunately Michael Flynn doesn't seem to have written anything else historical, but this is a very well researched what-if novel.

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Re: Speculative Fiction

Post by Tony119 » Fri February 11th, 2022, 12:02 am

I am a fan

I particularly loved Philip K Dick's Man in the High Castle in which the Nazi Reich and Japan won the war and partitioned the USA between them (it is now a series available on Amazon Prime which took the story much further in time than Dick). It gave me a very strong sense of the reality of life in the Japanese-held west coast the and Greater Nazi Reich in the east and centre. The novel features an author who wrote a speculative what-if-the-Allies-had-won tale; a cute touch.

Alternate or alternative history can sometimes demand a detailed historical knowledge from the reader, which is a potential issue. But when done well it is great.

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