Who said I wouldn't have a Weekly Update for this week? Turns out I had more time than I thought to write this. Oddly not much to report and the New Releases are pretty slim as well, so I combined my Monday and Tuesday posts this week. Enjoy!
I also wrote over 5000 words on "Warping History", my Sideways in Time paper. I managed to reach the beginning of the 21st century so I just started on the early history of AlternateHistory.com and Changing The Times. More details on all this later.
And now the news...
Relativism, Alternate History, and the Forgetful Reader: Reading Science Fiction and Historiography by Derek Thiess
Videos for Alternate Historians
We begin with another episode of Epic Rap Battles of History featuring the two gods of thunder, Zeus and Thor:
Links to the Multiverse
Books and Short Fiction
Angry Robot Announces a New Gas-Lit Empire Novel, plus a Cover Reveal! at Tor.
Coming Out of Stealth Mode: Snapshot by Dale Cozort.
Macaque Attack by Gareth L Powell: exclusive preview at When Gravity Fails.
New Treasures: Steampunk Soldiers: Uniforms and Weapons from the Age of Steam by Philip Smith and Joseph McCullough at Black Gate
Steampunk (and Parasol Protectorate) Holiday Gift Ideas by Gail Carriger.
Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King at Lacombe Globe.
Review: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff at SF Signal.
Review: The Last Rite by Jasper Kent at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist.
Review: Snodgrass and Other Illusions by Ian R. MacLeod at Alt Hist.
Counterfactuals, History & News
The 10 Greatest and Weirdest JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theories by Cheryl Eddy at io9.
10 Monarchs Whose Madness Changed History by Esther Inglis-Arkell at io9.
Obituary: Stu Shiffman at SF Site.
A Texas Lawmaker’s Bizarre Plan To Secede From The Union One Law At A Time by Ian Millhisher at Think Progress.
UK Strikes Deal To Grant Scotland More Powers To Counter Separatists at International Business Times.
What If? Convicting Darren Wilson Would Have Been Difficult by Alex Johnson at NBC.
Film & Television
The Future Of Lunar Life, 1965 Russian Style at Geeks Are Sexy.
Star Wars Deleted Scenes Reveal The Utter Disaster That Could Have Been by Lauren Davis at io9.
Stop Complaining, ‘Jurassic World’ Almost Featured Dinosaur-Human Hybrids; Filmmaker Defends Genetically Modified Dino Concept by Peter Sciretta at Slash Film.
Gail Carriger from her Reddit AMA.
Fred Van Lente at Comic Book Resources.
Gavriel D. Rosenfeld at Writers Read.
Colin Taber at ABC Brisbane.
Dissecting Worlds Series 9, Ep 3: Horror Espionage at Geek Syndicate.
Happy Thanksgiving 2014 at Angry History.
Show 18 - To Kill a King at Twilight Histories.
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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.