Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekly Update #49

Editor's Note

Well the people have spoken and tomorrow I will begin my new recurring series of posts: New Releases.  Every Tuesday (when applicable) I will post a brief summary of new releases for the week.  I am focusing on books at the moment, but that does not mean you won't see the occasional comic, film or game slipped in.  Remember though, I am not infallible.  Please feel free to let me know of an upcoming releases that you care about so I do not miss them on Tuesday.  That goes double for authors and publishers who want to make sure I give a shout out to their product.  You all can contact me at ahwupdate@gmail.com.

Besides debuting our new series of posts, I will be reviewing 11/22/63 by Stephen King, Chris Nuttall will be reviewing the Stars and Stripes series by Harry Harrison and Tyler “Tbguy1992” Bugg will be writing a special post to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

Meanwhile, we got our first readers from Micronesia, Iran, Iraq and Gabon.  Welcome!  The map is really starting to fill in nicely.

And now the news...

The MHS Alternate History Zone

To promote the upcoming Alternate History Teen and Family Day at the Minnesota History Center (April 21, 2012, Noon to 4 p.m.), the Minnesota Historical Society presents some Twilight Zone-inspired speculation:

The day appears to be steampunk-themed, but I like their use of "alternate historians".  If there are any

Links to the Multiverse

Interviews

David J. Kowalski done by James Floyd Kelly at Geek Dad.

Articles

Vermont’s presidential visits: An alternate history by Jim Sabataso at Local Bound.

Books

11/22/63 by Stephen King – A Book Review by Geeky SciFi.

io9 Book Club Reminder: Meeting on 4/24 to discuss Naomi Novik’s His Majesty’s Dragon by Annalee Newitz at io9.

Margaret Atwood Launches New SF Magazine by L. Ron Creepweans at Locus Online.

Marie Andrews - Offical Author Website.

Remaking History: The Mirage, a Novel by Matt Ruff by Joshua Hammer at The New York Times.

Online Alternate History

Magical War in 1940?, Hitler's Mags: Background and Caesar in Persia? by Chris Nuttall at The Chrishanger.

Comics

Titan: An Alternate History Review by TGT Media.

Films

DVD Review: Another Earth by Chris Holt at Starburst.

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Mitro is founder, editor and contributor of Alternate History Weekly Update. When he is not busy writing about his passion for alternate history, he spends his time working as a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois and dreams of being a published author himself one day.

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