Fans have, of course, made maps of the timeline. The North America maps are the most famous, but a few have taken a shot at creating a believable world map. For example, Bruce Munro has made not one, but two versions of a For Want of a Nail world map. The problem is Sobel was never that clear on locations so fan made maps are always rather speculative. Case in point, is Victoria located in the Middle East or Kenya? Well Tsar of New Zealand is one of the more recent alternate cartographers to take a shot at For Want of a Nail with his annotated map:
brief description of this world, filling in his own details to what Sobel left out. All and all, a really well-done map of a famous work of alternate history.
Honorable mentions this week goes out to Bruce's "Different Cold War" map (description here) and False Dmitri's "Captaincy-General of East Florida". Furthermore, don't forget to submit your map to the Alternate History Hub's fictional map contest. 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.
Based on the annotations, this seems to be a map of Sobel's world in 1939, just before the outbreak of the Global War.ReplyDelete
Well that explains a lot.Delete