Monday, August 8, 2016

Weekly Update #242! Tales From Alternate Earths is Available for Preorder

Editor's Note

In case you guys haven't read it already, go check out Dale Cozort's "World War II Was a Team Effort, Deal With It". This was perhaps one of the most popular posts we've on The Update in months. Dale is already working on Part 2, so stay tuned for more WWII discussion that is sure to excite all of you alternate historians out there.

And now the news...

Coming Soon: Tales From Alternate Earths

I just realized I know a lot of people involved in this anthology, but lets start from the beginning. In case you don't know what Tales From Alternate Earths is, here is the description from Amazon:

Our world could have been so very different... 

Eight stories take us on a journey into how our world could have been. What if the nukes had flown that day over Cuba? What if Caesar had survived? Imagine the Tunguska meteor with a different outcome. What if there was a true story behind HG Wells' most famous tale? See the world as it might have been if China discovered the New World first. And what if all of this was never meant to be and dinosaurs ruled the Earth? 

Authors Jessica Holmes, Daniel M. Bensen, Terri Pray, Rob Edwards, Maria Haskins, Cathbad Maponus, Leo McBride, and collaborators Brent A. Harris and Ricardo Victoria show us the world that might have been - if the butterfly's wings had fluttered a different way, if the world changed between heartbeats, if a moment of decision saw another choice. 

This is the fourth anthology from Inklings Press, aiming to provide a platform for new and upcoming authors and to open the door onto different worlds.

Besides my Facebook fried Brent Harris, long time readers of The Update may recognize the name Daniel M. Bensen, who has contributed a lot of articles to the blog. So congrats to him and everyone else who got a story accepted in this anthology. Tales from Alternate Earths is current available for pre-order in case you want to reserve your copy today.

Video of the Week

If you were one of the only people on the Internet not to watch it, here is the honest trailer for Zack Snyder's Watchmen:
I'm also not going to lie...I liked this movie. I know its sort of controversial in comic circles, but its dumb fun and it has a great soundtrack. In other news, don't forget to check out my new video on why Hollywood loves to destroy California:
Still waiting on title card from Marc. Will keep you posted.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update, a blogger for Amazing Stories, a volunteer interviewer for SFFWorld and a Sidewise Awards for Alternate History judge. When not exploring alternate timelines he enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the day when travel between parallel universes becomes a reality. You can follow him on FacebookTwitterTumblr and YouTube. Learn how you can support his alternate history projects on Patreon.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out! I'm excited about this one. Some good old-fashioned alternate history. No robots or aliens at all :)

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