Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Europa Universalis IV: What If? The Anthology of Alternate History is Released

I've been slipping when it comes to noticing new alternate history book releases. For example, I completely missed the release of Europa Universalis IV: What If? The Anthology of Alternate History yesterday. Here is the description from Amazon:

This is the ultimate collection of short stories set in a history that never was, inspired by the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis IV computer game by Paradox Development Studio. 

The Master of Alternate History himself, Harry Turtledove, is joined by twelve other writers, each of them creating their own history of what might have been. The point of divergence of every story in this volume is set in the age of Europa Universalis: 1444 to 1821. Three of these stories are the winning entries in the Paradox Short Story Contest 2014

Authors: Harry Turtledove, Janice Gable Bashman, Lee Battersby, Luke Bean, Raymond Benson, Felix Cook, Aidan Darnell Hailes, Jordan Ellinger, James Erwin, Anders Fager, David Parish-Whittaker, Rod Rees, Aaron Rosenberg.

The book was published by Paradox Books, Paradox Interactive's publishing arm. What amuses me most about this anthology is that it is available on Steam. I personally don't know how many books are available on the game selling site, which includes a story from the grand master of alternate history, so this is quite new for me.

If you plan to read the anthology, let me know. I would love to post your review.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. Check out his short fiction. 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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