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The first issue of the bestselling historical fiction magazine Do you love historical fiction, alternate history or historical fantasy? Then you will love Alt Hist. "an interesting selection of stories and a successful debut issue" "Gareth Jones review of Alt Hist Issue 1 at SF Crowsnest" Alt Hist is the new magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History. Alt Hist's The first issue of the bestselling historical fiction magazine Do you love historical fiction, alternate history or historical fantasy? Then you will love Alt Hist. "an interesting selection of stories and a successful debut issue" "Gareth Jones review of Alt Hist Issue 1 at SF Crowsnest" Alt Hist is the new magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History. Alt Hist's mission is to provide readers with entertaining and well-written short stories with a historical setting, whether portraying actual events or events that could have happened. The first issue of Alt Hist features six short stories: "The Silent Judge" by David W. Landrum "Easter Parade, 1930" by Rob McClure Smith "Holy Water" by Andrew Knighton "Lament for Lost Atlanta" by Arlan Andrews "The Bitterness of Apples" by Priya Sharma "Travelling by Air" by Ian Sales Alt Hist Issue 1 also includes an Interview with Brandon H. Bell, co-editor of Aether Age, and information about the alternate history anthology Columbia & Britannia.


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The first issue of the bestselling historical fiction magazine Do you love historical fiction, alternate history or historical fantasy? Then you will love Alt Hist. "an interesting selection of stories and a successful debut issue" "Gareth Jones review of Alt Hist Issue 1 at SF Crowsnest" Alt Hist is the new magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History. Alt Hist's The first issue of the bestselling historical fiction magazine Do you love historical fiction, alternate history or historical fantasy? Then you will love Alt Hist. "an interesting selection of stories and a successful debut issue" "Gareth Jones review of Alt Hist Issue 1 at SF Crowsnest" Alt Hist is the new magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History. Alt Hist's mission is to provide readers with entertaining and well-written short stories with a historical setting, whether portraying actual events or events that could have happened. The first issue of Alt Hist features six short stories: "The Silent Judge" by David W. Landrum "Easter Parade, 1930" by Rob McClure Smith "Holy Water" by Andrew Knighton "Lament for Lost Atlanta" by Arlan Andrews "The Bitterness of Apples" by Priya Sharma "Travelling by Air" by Ian Sales Alt Hist Issue 1 also includes an Interview with Brandon H. Bell, co-editor of Aether Age, and information about the alternate history anthology Columbia & Britannia.

30 review for Alt Hist Issue 1: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shellie (Layers of Thought)

    “Lament for Lost Atlanta” ~ by Arlan Andrews Told from the perspective of a young man who resides in what is left of an almost unrecognizable “dystopian US”, where the south is very different than it is today. In an alternative future (a post Civil War America of sorts) this short story examines a South where the Union did not embrace the Confederates after the war. As is often the custom by the winners of a war, there is a changed “mythology” around the war’s history - where the heroes from the l “Lament for Lost Atlanta” ~ by Arlan Andrews Told from the perspective of a young man who resides in what is left of an almost unrecognizable “dystopian US”, where the south is very different than it is today. In an alternative future (a post Civil War America of sorts) this short story examines a South where the Union did not embrace the Confederates after the war. As is often the custom by the winners of a war, there is a changed “mythology” around the war’s history - where the heroes from the loosing side are portrayed as villains by the usurpers. In this sad story all are designated as “terrorists”, including the beloved Robert E. Lee. What is terrific about this readable short are its realistic consequences; looking at what is considered a terrorist, then thinking about how this kind of “mentality” is created in a person or group. Better yet (for me at least) is that this story occurs on Western soil, so I have a relatable and recognizable face for the quintessential “bad guy”. Highly recommended, this story is a 4.5 star in my opinion. One of my favorite type of reads: a story with social relevance, a glimpse inside the complexity of human nature revealing how character can be created or destroyed, and answering a question that I personally have been struggling with. About the author: Arlan Andrews has been writing for more than 30 years, with his work published in various magazines and intellectual journals. He is a member of the SFWA and resides in Texas. For an interesting 2007 article from USA Today where Andrews and 4 other science fiction authors of “deviant thinking” are consulted on warding off terrorist attacks: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/... Alt Hist is a relatively new and promising magazine featuring historical fiction and alternative history stories. This first issue contains 5 more shorts on various subjects and is where this great story was found. For more info: http://althistfiction.com/

  2. 5 out of 5

    J.C. Cauthon

    I love reading and writing alternate history, so finding a copy of this to read was a real treat for me. It was pretty good. There was only one story in the whole edition that I could not get into and that was simply because it was written in dialect, and I don't particularly enjoy struggling through a piece because I have to translate it from phonetically-spelled English to literary English. Otherwise, though, it was a very interesting read, and it really opened my eyes up to the possibilities I love reading and writing alternate history, so finding a copy of this to read was a real treat for me. It was pretty good. There was only one story in the whole edition that I could not get into and that was simply because it was written in dialect, and I don't particularly enjoy struggling through a piece because I have to translate it from phonetically-spelled English to literary English. Otherwise, though, it was a very interesting read, and it really opened my eyes up to the possibilities of how one event in history can be changed and so much more could be changed by it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ron

    Interesting first issue with a mix of historical and alt-historical material. Will be looking into future volumes.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mark Latour

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Reed

  6. 4 out of 5

    Charles van Buren

    Most not alternate history Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Alt Hist Issue 1: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History (Kindle Edition) All of the stories are well written. However, all are not really alternate history. The first is simply a mystery story which does not alter known history at all. Lost Atlanta definitely changes history but never explains what happened to make the changes. Easter Parade is a good story of a Catholic/Protestant street battle but i Most not alternate history Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Alt Hist Issue 1: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History (Kindle Edition) All of the stories are well written. However, all are not really alternate history. The first is simply a mystery story which does not alter known history at all. Lost Atlanta definitely changes history but never explains what happened to make the changes. Easter Parade is a good story of a Catholic/Protestant street battle but if the action alters history it must be an obscure change. Holy Water seems to be historical fiction with no effect on history. The Bitterness of Apples changes the Adam & Eve story with the serpent playing a strange sympathetic role. If I were rating this as a collection of short stories, I would give it four stars. As alternate history I give it two.

  7. 5 out of 5

    john kirk

  8. 4 out of 5

    Will

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dan

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bill Matthews

  11. 4 out of 5

    Phil

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bigrijoe

  13. 5 out of 5

    James Bojaciuk

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jack Williams

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mary

  16. 4 out of 5

    michele j. jordan

  17. 4 out of 5

    casper hileman

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ruth Frampton

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mary Lou McCormick

  20. 5 out of 5

    Katheryn

  21. 4 out of 5

    Terry n. Taylor

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lester Muirhead

  23. 4 out of 5

    Chad Bowser

  24. 4 out of 5

    Phil & Catherine

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rondal Johns

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gian Traselli

  27. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Henderson

  28. 5 out of 5

    Steven Prow

  29. 5 out of 5

    Cassie

  30. 4 out of 5

    Hillary

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