Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Releases 12/10/13


The Doctor and the Dinosaurs by Mike Resnick

Description from Amazon.

Welcome to a Steampunk wild west starring Doc Holliday, with zombies, dinosaurs, robots, and cowboys.

The time is April, 1885. Doc Holliday lies in bed in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado, expecting never to leave his room again. But the medicine man and great chief Geronimo needs him for one last adventure. Renegade Comanche medicine men object to the newly-signed treaty with Theodore Roosevelt. They are venting their displeasure on two white men who are desecrating tribal territory in Wyoming. Geronimo must protect the men or renege on his agreement with Roosevelt. He offers Doc one year of restored health in exchange for taking on this mission.

Welcome to the birth of American paleontology, spearheaded by two brilliant men, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two men whose genius is only exceeded by their hatred for each other's guts.

Now, with the aid of Theodore Roosevelt, Cole Younger, and Buffalo Bill Cody, Doc Holliday must save Cope and Marsh not only from the Comanches, not only from living, breathing dinosaurs, but from each other. And that won't be easy.

The Memoirs of JFK: If Kennedy Had Survived by Leonard Gross

Description from Amazon.

THE MEMOIRS OF JFK imagines that John F. Kennedy survived Dallas, that he served two terms and then wrote a flawed memoir in which he fails to confront many of the questions that had arisen in the aftermath of the assassination attempt. A worried publisher sends a seasoned ghostwriter to try to persuade Kennedy to deal with these omissions. Their combat is the engine of this novel. Although THE MEMOIRS OF JFK is an invention, both its factual aspects and post-assassination conjectures are informed by the author's interviews with some 50 sources-many of them members of Kennedy's administration, some of them journalists he favored, a few of them close friends. No one, of course, can know for certain what decisions Kennedy would have taken, but given the nature of the man and his expressed intent, the world described in the novel is one we might well have lived in had he survived Dallas.

The Secret Zombie History of the World: Best of Tomes of the Dead, Volume 3 by Toby Venables, Paul Finch and Matthew Sprange

Description from Amazon.

The untold stories behind Zombie outbreaks of the past! Vikings, knights and Napoleon's Armies!

Fear strikes the hardiest of souls as Vikings must confront zombies in The Viking Dead! Medieval knights are under zombie-siege in the soon-to-be-filmed Stronghold! And thrill as the English fleet finds death is no bar to battle for Napoleon’s forces in Death Hulk!

Venus on the Half-Shell by Philip Jose Farmer

Description from Amazon.

Simon Wagstaff narrowly escapes the Deluge that destroys Earth when he happens upon an abandoned spaceship. A man without a planet, he gains immortality from an elixir drunk during an interlude with a cat-like alien queen. Now Simon must chart a 3,000-year course to the most distant corners of the multiverse, to seek out the answers to the questions no one can seem to answer.

To fans, authors and publishers...

Is your story going to be published in time for the next New Releases? Contact us 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 and a blogger on Amazing Stories. His new short story "Road Trip" can be found in Forbidden Future: A Time Travel Anthology. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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