Once again I participated in a panel discussion for Sea Lion Press, this time on whether or not alternate history is “stagnant”? The first part has now been posted.
I have a new post on Sea Lion Press about the GENFORCE: Mobile Forces.
I have a new post on the SLP blog about a time when one of the sharpest and most respected analysts used a conflict setup that could have been straight from a bad 1990s technothriller.
The second and last part of the Sea Lion Press discussion is now up.
I had the great experience of participating in a Sea Lion Press discussion on power, war, and violence in alternate history. The first part has been posted here.
AlloAmericana: Myths and Legends From Other Americas
Alexander Wallace’s edited anthology of the folklore from different Americas is a treat. From Native American legends adopted by settlers to the West Coast from 17th century Japan to D. B. Cooper, this takes the reader through many a myth and legend. The collection of authors each brings something distinct and good to the table.
If I have any critiques, it’s that the short story collection format is only useful for a brief snapshot of a world. But that’s not the fault of the editors or authors, and some times this is all you need. I believe this is my favorite Sea Lion Press anthology to date.
While I’ve previously reviewed it on this very blog, I felt it good to review Red Hammer 1994 on Sea Lion Press. The reasons are:
- It’s a rare example of “World War III alternate history”.
- It’s fought in a proper nuclear, instead of contrived conventional way.
I have a new article on Sea Lion Press where I talk about the infamous internet theorist Mike Sparks.
While I’ve reviewed it on my own blog, I felt I should give an updated review of Harry Turtledove’s Guns of the South on Sea Lion Press. So I did.
While I reviewed Mike Lunnon-Wood’s Long Reach a long time ago on this blog, I decided to do a much more recent review of it for Sea Lion Press. Finding out how small its niche really is makes me appreciate its strengths a lot more.