Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Releases 9/11/12

New paperback

The Last Sunset by Bob Atkinson

Description from Amazon.

Nuclear Armageddon blasts through time itself, dragging people from different eras into a turning point in history.

The year… 1746.

Around Fort William, the Scottish Highlanders are in revolt and the Redcoats are coming…

But this time they will face more than flintlocks and Claymores.

Can history be changed, or is the future doomed to witness…

The Last Sunset?

New e-book

Infidels Abroad by Patrick Fanning

Description from Amazon.

In 1879 Mark Twain meets the young painter John Singer Sargent aboard a steamer from the Sandwich Islands to San Francisco. But it is not our San Francisco, our California, or our 1879.

In this universe, everything south of the Russian River is an independent Spanish-speaking country called Alta California. Everything north of the river is Rossland, ruled by Imperial Russia. These powerful states are flush with Sierra gold, while the United States is just a weak neighbor on the other side of the Mississippi.

Mark Twain is supplementing the meager royalties from Tom Sawyer by lecturing on “Our Fellow Savages of the Sandwich Islands.” John Singer Sargent tours with him, sketching and painting the sights and trying to get a portrait commission from Twain.

Told in the first person voices of Twain and Sargent, illustrated with their sketches, paintings and photos, this is a tale about friendship, ideology, culture clash, and what it means to be an artist.

Patrick Fanning is a writer and painter living in Sonoma County, California. For years he has painted plein air watercolors and oils of the local landscape, amusing himself by making up a fantasy version of the county’s history.

This novel explores that fantasy landscape in the personas of his favorite writer, Mark Twain, and his favorite painter, John Singer Sargent.

To fans, authors and publishers...

Do you want to see your work given a shout out on our New Releases segment? Contact Mitro at ahwupdate at gmail dot com.  We are looking for works of alternate history, counterfactual history, steampunk, historical fantasy, time travel or anything that warps history beyond our understanding.

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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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