Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

When I first picked up a paperback copy and flipped through the pages interspersed with bizarre black and white photos, I suspected I was holding in my hand a piece of weird fiction that is palatable for even the casual SF reader. Read More »

Book Review: The Age of Zeus by James Lovegrove

Book Review: The Age of Zeus by James Lovegrove

The Age of Zeus, one of James Lovegrove's Pantheon series Read More »

Optimistic Alternate Histories and Their Purpose in the Genre

Optimistic Alternate Histories and Their Purpose in the Genre

Are optimistic alternate histories, however, inherently implausible and can they serve a purpose in the genre? Read More »

Book Review: Stories of the Raksura by Martha Wells

Book Review: Stories of the Raksura by Martha Wells

Matt takes a look at presentations of gender in Martha Wells' collection Read More »

Four Reasons Why Going Back in Time and Killing Hitler is Pointless

Four Reasons Why Going Back in Time and Killing Hitler is Pointless

For all kinds of (good) reasons, we're probably stuck with this version of history Read More »

Book Review: Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon by David Barnett

Book Review: Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon by David Barnett

Story 1...Maps 0. A review of the sequel to Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl Read More »

Book Review: Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History by Richard J Evans

Book Review: Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History by Richard J Evans

Matt turns aside Richard Evan's arguments against counterfactual history. That is, he does so here, in this time track.... Read More »

What If Scotland Voted Yes?

What If Scotland Voted Yes?

A small minority of historians point to the independence as Scotland as major turning point in history. Read More »

A Brief Timeline of the Alternate History Fandom

A Brief Timeline of the Alternate History Fandom

The speculative fiction community is divided into unique sets of fandom. These fandoms are not just defined by what they like, but also how they speak and dress. Even the means of communication and where they congregate plays a role. So its not surpr... Read More »

Book Review: The Golden Princess by SM Stirling

Book Review: The Golden Princess by SM Stirling

Matt reviews the latest offering in Stirling's Emberverse series. Read More »

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