Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dissecting Worlds Series 6 Episode 4: The American Civil War


Well it is finally here, my guest spot on the Dissecting Worlds podcast, my first ever podcast appearance.  I join Kehaar and Matt Farr as we look at that popular alternate history setting of the American Civil War. Topics covered during the podcast include:

  • Harry Harrison’s Star and Stripes series, the Trent Affair and options for European intervention.
  • Harry Turtledove’s TL-191 and the romanticism of both sides of the ACW.
  • The appeal (and consequences) of a Balkanized North America and an Anglo-American Union.
  • Everyone's favorite winged extraterrestrials and South African Nazis.
  • One of my favorite comic books: Captain Confederacy!
  • Race in America and its legacy in fiction and reality. I'm calling you out H.P. Lovecraft!

Special thanks to Chris Nuttall, Richard Small and Roger L. Ransom for giving me food for thought while preparing for the podcast.

I hope you enjoy our discussion and remember: feedback is appreciated.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update, a volunteer editor for Alt Hist and a contributor to Just Below the Law. His fiction can be found at Echelon PressJake's Monthly and his own writing blog. When not writing he works as an attorney and enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana.

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