Making History Classic Alternate History Stories

Making History  Classic Alternate History Stories PDF
Author: Rick Wilber
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1640193596
Size: 41.12 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Making History Classic Alternate History Stories

by Rick Wilber, Making History Classic Alternate History Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Making History Classic Alternate History Stories books, A dazzling display of history as it might have been, this impressive array of award-winning writers explores the histories that never were, from Ancient Rome to Imperial China and much more. The book features classic reprints of alternate-history stories by Karen Joy Fowler, Kathleen Goonan, Gregory Benford, Nisi Shawl, Harry Turtledove, Michael Bishop, Lisa Goldstein, Alan Smale, Louise Marley, Maureen McHugh, Michaela Roessner, Rich Larson, Sheila Finch, Ben Loory, Walter Jon Williams, Nicholas DiChario, Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn, and editor Rick Wilber. Contents Introduction by Rick Wilber "Game Night at the Fox and Goose," by Karen Joy Fowler "The Lincoln Train," by Maureen McHugh "Zeppelin City," by Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn "Manassas, Again," by Gregory Benford "Kamehameha's Bones," by Kathleen Goonan "P Dolce," by Louise Marley "A Clash of Eagles," by Alan Smale "The House That George Built," by Harry Turtledove "Something Real," by Rick Wilber "Vulcanization," by Nisi Shawl "James K. Polk," by Ben Loory "Foreign Devils," by Walter Jon Williams "Every So Often" by Rich Larson "It's a Wonderful Life," by Michaela Roessner "The Winterberry," by Nicholas DiChario "Miriam," by Michael Bishop "If There be Cause," by Sheila Finch "Paradise is a Walled Garden," by Lisa Goldstein


The Moe Berg Episodes

The Moe Berg Episodes PDF
Author: Rick Wilber
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1640191887
Size: 44.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 345
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The Moe Berg Episodes

by Rick Wilber, The Moe Berg Episodes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Moe Berg Episodes books, Award-winning author Rick Wilber's fictional versions of famous baseball player and World War II spy Moe Berg have been entertaining readers of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine for years. In this collection of alternate-history stories, Wilber's fictional Moe Berg puts down his ball and bat and goes to work for a mysterious superspy woman as they work to save America from a German atom bomb. In worlds where the Japanese have invaded California, Erwin Rommel's panzers are sweeping through the Texas Republic, and the Hindenburg zeppelin carries a terrible weapon, it falls to Moe and the mystery woman to stop the fascists and their superbombs. All four of these stories were first published in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. "Something Real" won the 2012 Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History - Short Form. "Wilber is a master of historical fantasy set in this era, giving readers a clear look at the past half century through his eyes." - Locus Online "'Something Real' was a great story and one that I will put on my Hugo short list for next year." - SFRevu "As fascinating from a historical perspective as from a fictional perspective." - FantasyLiterature.com "A clever and well-crafted story that will delight alternate-history fans, ("Something Real"). . . keeps the reader guessing as to which future will 'come to pass.' Strongly recommended." - Tangent "Alternate history fans and WWII buffs are going to love this one for the details, baseball fans for Moe Berg, and for everyone, there's a can't-miss Very Neat Idea at the end. Recommended." - Locus Magazine "In 'At Palomar,' . . . Moe Berg, baseball player, is given a job to do that is supposed to make things go better in yet another alternate World War II reality . . . More interesting characters and a great character in Moe. Another enjoyable story!" - SFRevu "This alternate history SF novella has the Axis invading the United States in 1940. Japan has captured and is holding San Diego and the Germans are sweeping north through the now independent Texas . . . This was a gripping story as it interlaced an eclectic mixture of historical figures with alternative facts. Well worth the read. - Tangent Online "I enjoyed ("The Secret City") . . . immensely and it is a great end to the story. But I wouldn't mind seeing another series with Berg and his lady friend sometime in the future." - SFRevu


Alternate History

Alternate History PDF
Author: Kathleen Singles
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110272474
Size: 35.73 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 319
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Alternate History

by Kathleen Singles, Alternate History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Alternate History books, While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and freedom of choice, contingency and necessity. For the very first time, Alternate Histories are here discussed against the backdrop of their Other, Future Narratives. The volume contains in-depth analyses of the classics of the genre,such as Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle and Philip Roth's The Plot against America, as well as less widely-discussed manifestations of the genre, such as Dieter Kühn's N,ChristianKracht'sIch werde hier sein im Sonnenschein und im Schatten,and Quentin Tarantino's film Inglourious Basterds.


Sideways In Time

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Author: Glyn Morgan
Publisher: Liverpool Science Fiction Text
ISBN: 1789620139
Size: 43.57 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Sideways In Time

by Glyn Morgan, Sideways In Time Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sideways In Time books, Alternate history is a genre of fiction that, although connected to science fiction, has its own rich history and lineage. With its roots in the writings of ancient Rome, alternate history matured into something close to its current form in the essays and novels of the nineteenth century. In more recent years a number of highly acclaimed novels have been published as alternate histories, by authors ranging from bestselling science fiction writers to Pulitzer prize-winning literary icons. The popularity of the genre is reflected in its success on television, where original concepts have been developed alongside adaptations of classic texts such as Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle. This collection of essays, by both leading scholars in the field and rising stars, seeks to redress an imbalance between the importance and quality of alternate history texts and the available critical scholarship on the genre. The essays acknowledge the long and distinctive history of alternate history whilst also revelling in its vitality, adaptability, and contemporary relevance.


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Author: George Packer
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 9960549909
Size: 57.33 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : ar
Pages : 515
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by George Packer, Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download books, كتاب حاصل على جائزة كورنيليوس رايان لنادي الصحافة عبر البحار؛ لكونه أفضل كتاب تدور أحداثه حول الشؤون الدولية، وحاصل على جائزة كتب مكتبة نيويورك العامة هيلين بيرنستاين للتميز في الصحافة. يروي كتاب (بوابة الحشاشين) كيف أن الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية شرعت تغير تاريخ الشرق الأوسط، فإذا بها قد وقعت في شرك حرب عصابات في العراق، إنه كتاب يبعث الحياة في الناس والأفكار التي أوجدت سياسة الحرب في إدارة بوش، وذهبت بأمريكا إلى بوابة الحشاشين التي تعدُّ نقطة العبور الرئيسة إلى المنطقة الأمريكية في بغداد، كما أن الكتاب يبين موقع الحرب في الحياة الأمريكية: إذ المعركة الأيديولوجية في واشنطن أدّت إلى فوضى في العراق، وأفرزت مصائب لعوائل جراء أبنائها المقتولين هناك، وكشفت البيئة السياسية لبلد ذي أقطاب متعددة، لدرجة يصعب معها أن يفهم المشروع الأمريكي المعقد. إن سرد باكر (الموثوق والواقعي) بصيغة المتكلم يجمع ما بين التاريخ الملحمي وعمق الرواية وحميميتها، كما أنه يقدم وصفاً بارعاً لأكثر مغامرات أمريكة الخارجية إثارة للجدل منذ حرب فيتنام. الكتاب رواية لحرب العراق تقف في مصاف الروايات التاريخية العالمية، مثل: «A Bright Shining Lie ،«Fire in the Lake و«Hell in a Very Small Place»... إن كتاب (بوابة الحشاشين) يحتاج أن يقرأه كل أمريكي. توم بيسل، The New York Observer «إنه كتاب متألق». ريتشارد هولبروك، The Washington Post «إنه كتاب بارع... فتصوير باكر للمناقشات قبل الحرب متقن وجذاب ومؤثر... فهو يضع القارئ في جانب وولتر بنجامين من التاريخ، حيث يكتفي بالمشاهدة، دون أدنى حيلة له، بينما ينتشر الحطام من حوله». غيديون روز، The Washington Post Book World اختير كتاب (بوابة الحشاشين) بوصفه أحد أفضل عشرة كتب لعام 2005 من قبل: The New York Times Book Review, Time Slate, USA Today The Washington Post Book World, The Economist, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, New York, the San Francisco Chronicle العبيكان للنشر


Something About The Author

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Publisher: Something about the Author
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Size: 28.18 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 242
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by , Something About The Author Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Something About The Author books, An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.


Salamis

Salamis PDF
Author: Harry Turtledove
Publisher: CAEZIK SF & Fantasy
ISBN: 9781647100070
Size: 57.40 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Salamis

by Harry Turtledove, Salamis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Salamis books, Salamis is the fifth novel in Harry Turtledove's critically acclaimed Hellenic Traders series. Creating an intricately detailed world (as Turtledove is famous for doing), the series details the adventures of two cousins, Menedemos and Sostratos who work as seaborne traders following the death of Alexander the Great. In 306 BC, the small, free, and independent polis of Rhodes is trying to stay neutral between the local great powers, each ruled by one of Alexander the Great's marshals: Asia Minor, controlled by one-eyed Antigonos, and the Egypt of Ptolemaios. Antigonos' son, Demetrios, comes to Rhodes seeking an alliance against Ptolemaios. The Rhodians, who trade a lot with Egypt, refuse his offer. Menedemos and Sostratos take the Aphrodite to Egypt for business...and to tell Ptolemaios what has been going on. Just before they leave, they learn Demetrios has invaded the island of Cyprus, which Ptolemaios dominates. He is advancing on the southeastern town of Salamis, where Ptolemaios' brother, Menelaos, has concentrated his forces. After they pass on their news, Menedemos does business in the brash new city of Alexandria while Sostratos travels up the Nile to old, old Memphis to trade there, and to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Ptolemaios, meanwhile, readies a fleet to rescue his brother and drive Demetrios back to Asia Minor. Ptolemaios, needing shipping to carry weapons for the army he intends to land, coerces Menedemos into bringing the Aphrodite along as part of his expeditionary force. And so, very much against their will, Menedemos and Sostratos become small parts of one of the ancient world's greatest naval battles.


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Author: توني موريسون
Publisher: Al Manhal
ISBN:
Size: 16.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : ar
Pages : 432
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by توني موريسون, Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download books, محبوبة هي رواية من تأليف الكاتبة الأمريكية توني موريسون، صدرت في عام 1987 بعد الحرب الأهلية في أمريكا عام، وهي مستوحاة من قصة زنجية أمريكية ذات أصول أفريقية تدعى مارجريت جارنر، التي كانت واحدة من بين الذين هربوا من مناخ العنصرية في الجنوب الأمريكي -كنتاكي- في نهاية يناير عام 1856، لتستقر بعد ذلك في أوهايو - الدولة الحرة آنذاك، بطلة الرواية هي سيث وهي أيضا زنجية استطاعت الفرار من جور العبودية، وعلى ضوء ذلك نتابع أحداث هذه الرواية.