Monday, August 20, 2012

Weekly Update #68

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Got some good stuff coming up this week. I review All Timelines Lead to Rome by Dale Cozort and I will have guest posts by Chris Nuttall and Sean Korsgaard. I might even have some interviews in the work as well. Finally, would Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn make good detectives? Tune in tomorrow afternoon to find out the answer.

Not much to say this week, just trying my best to stay sane in an insane world.

And now the news...

Author Updates: Sebastian Breit and Chris Nuttall

Got some news on two friends of the blog. First, Sebastian Breit has been busy writing the sequel to Wolf Hunt. He has posted a snippet of Clash of Eagles on The War Blog for you to check out. He has even released a map for the Second Battle of Danzig which will be featured in Clash. You can see it here to the right of this article.

Next we have Chris Nuttall, who has released some information for one of his historical fantasy universes: The Words of Power. You can check out the background and a snippet from the first story on his writing blog. Enjoy and in the meantime look forward to an interview with Chris which should be posted before his new novel is published by Elsewhen Press.

Reviews Needed

Want to write reviews on historical fiction (and maybe the occasional alternate history)? Two major websites are seeking reviewers. Alt Hist is looking for reviews to be posted on their website. Reviewers won't get paid, but they will receive free copies of Alt Hist. Meanwhile, the Historical Novel Society is looking for a new UK reviews editor. Think you can handle managing a team of reviews and communicating with a publisher's publicity department? I have no idea, I don't even know who the hell you are faceless reader!

Tai Chi 0 trailer

Want to see the official US trailer for the steampunk martial arts film Tai Chi 0. Here is you chance:

The film will be in US theater this Oct, so stay tuned.

Links to the Mutliverse

Articles

The Fantastic in the Fine Arts: Steampunk! by Jen at Fantasy Matters.

'What if' game is a cheap trick by Geoffrey Alderman at The JC.com.

Books

Book Review: An Account of a Voyage from World to World Again, by Way of the Moon, 1726, by Adam Roberts done by Ian Shone at Alt Hist.

BOOK REVIEW: Anno Dracula – The Bloody Red Baron done by montoc1701 at Geek Syndicate.

Book Review – Automatic Woman by Nathan Yocum done by nerdygnome at Thea's Quiet Reading Corner.

Book Review: The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis (2012) done by Matt Heckler at Android Dreamer.

Bringing Back the Serial Thriller With Balance of Powers by Michael Andersen at Wired.

‘Cuttlefish’ a ripping good adventure tale by Mark Lardas at The Daily News.

Edi's Spotlight: Alt Hist Issue 4 edited by Mark Lord at Edi's Book Lighthouse.

For Kids: Steampunk series comes to an end by Bernie Goedhart at The Montreal Gazette.

Jim Butcher to Write Steampunk Book Series! by Breki Tomasson at CSICON.

Review of The Impeachment Of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter done by Phil Dyess-Nugent at AV Club.

Steampunk’s Place in YA’s Future by Suzanne Lazear at Steamed!

Thoughts on ‘Cold Magic’ at I Could Be Arguing In My Spare Time.

Games

'Darksiders II' videogame review: Or, 'Legend of Zelda' for death metal steampunk fetishists by Darren Franich at EW.com.

[Gaming 101] Games to Start With Part 4: Alternate History and Pulp by pointyman2000 at Life and Times of a Philippine Games.

Oops, I Broke Dishonored by Nathan Grayson at Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

Interviews

50 Days Of DragonCon 2012 (Day 32) – Doctor Q: Alternate History at Unique Geek.

The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 144): Interview with SciFi Thriller Author Jeremy Robinson at SF Signal.

Television

The Dirigible Days Mini-Web Series by Mike at TheForce.Net.

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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.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for mentioning my review of Alt Hist 4 edited by Mark Lord.

    I look forward to read your review of All Timelines Lead to Rome by Dale Cozort. I received a review copy yesterday. My review will be up on 30th of September 2012.

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    1. Your welcome. Little teaser of my review: I like it, very dialogue driven. More later.

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    2. Thanks for teaser. Can't remember when I read the last time a dialogue driven book.

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