Monday, May 25, 2015

Map Monday: League of the Defiant by Zalezsky

I like finding new alternate cartographers and featuring their work on Map Monday. Case in point, Zalezsky and his map of the "League of Defiant":
There really isn't a lot of background about this scenario given to us by Zalezsky. Essentially several Native American tribes unite to stop European encroachment on their lands and with the help of Genoese traders gets the guns to actually stop them. Through success and setbacks, everything eventually comes to a climax at the Battle of Watala...or Waterloo. If you haven't figured it out from the map itself, that name alone should really give you hint of what era of history this scenario is paralleling. It is very subtle and I love it. The story is told from the art itself and the detail is great (go here to see a map you can zoom in on).

Honorable mentions this week go out to Rvbomally's "Empire of the Sun" and Bruce Munro's "World of the Yiddish Policeman's Union" (see a longer description here). Don't forget to check out the map of the most popular book set in each state. If you want to submit a map for the next Map Monday, email me at ahwupdate at gmail dot com with your map attached and a brief description in the body of the email.

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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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the Post about my art! I greatly appreciate it :)

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