Harry Turtledove

Interview: Harry Turtledove

Interview: Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove, student of Byzantium, talks about alternate history. On this timeline anyway. Read More »

The Turtledove Effect or: The Wrong Way To Use People and Events From Our Timeline

The Turtledove Effect or: The Wrong Way To Use People and Events From Our Timeline

The 'Turtledove Effect' is a misnomer. Read More »

Scide Splitters: This is My Funniest, Edited by Mike Resnick

Scide Splitters: This is My Funniest, Edited by Mike Resnick

Review of This Is My Funniest, a short story anthology edited by Mike Resnick. Read More »

Alternate History on the Small Screen

Alternate History on the Small Screen

With shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, fans have a lot to be happy about with the modern age of genre television. If you are like me, however, you like a little history on the boob tube. Don’t fret, 2013 h... Read More »

The Dangers of Crosstime Travel

The Dangers of Crosstime Travel

Discovering and exploring a multiverse can be an exciting, adventure-filled journey. Be warned. There are dangers lurking in the multiverse Read More »

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Matt Mitrovich

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Matt Mitrovich

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the op... Read More »

Convincing vs. Amazing: Balancing Your SF World

Convincing vs. Amazing: Balancing Your SF World

Author Paul J. McAuley (author of  “A Very British History“, one of my favorite short stories) recently tweeted: The trouble with SF ‘worldbuilding’ is that it too often strives to be dully convincing, instead of amazing. I co... Read More »

Dissecting Our Present: How SF Can Highlight Our Historical Bias

As Harry Turtledove, the master of alternate history, said in the introduction to The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century, even historical memoirs can sometimes be so far from the truth they can be classified as science fiction. He use... Read More »

These Fractured States: An Overview of Balkanized Americas

Adventure and excitement waits for those travelers brave enough to explore Anglo-America… Treasure troves of colonial history await in the eastern aristocracies, but current events in the region make this a destination for only experienced travelers.... Read More »

Guide to Alternate History Literature

I’m often asked to recommend a good alternate history book, but you might as well ask me to name my favorite film.  My mind rebels at the thought of picking just one.  For the sake of all the current and future alternate historians I will do my best ... Read More »