Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekly Update #206! Chapelwood, World of Warships and More.

Editor's Note

So this Weekly Update is going to be shorter than usual for two big reasons. First, Alana and I had some people over on Saturday for a BBQ. So I was busy cleaning and preparing the house for that and thus did not have time to write. Second, on Sunday my stomach decided it was time for spring cleaning and didn't give a damn about my writing plans. I won't bore you with the gory details, but as I write this I am struggling more with staying awake then coming up with any good content. So sorry if I miss a day or two this week. I will hopefully return to full strength by next week.

And now the news...

Book of the Week: Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

One book that seemed to blow up my Twitter feed was Chapelwood by Cherie Priest, the sequel to Maplecroft. Here is the plot summary from Amazon:

From Cherie Priest, the award-winning author of Maplecroft, comes a new tale of Lizzie Borden’s continuing war against the cosmic horrors threatening humanity…

Birmingham, Alabama is infested with malevolence. Prejudice and hatred have consumed the minds and hearts of its populace. A murderer, unimaginatively named “Harry the Hacker” by the press, has been carving up citizens with a hatchet. And from the church known as Chapelwood, an unholy gospel is being spread by a sect that worships dark gods from beyond the heavens.  

This darkness calls to Lizzie Borden. It is reminiscent of an evil she had dared hoped was extinguished. The parishioners of Chapelwood plan to sacrifice a young woman to summon beings never meant to share reality with humanity. An apocalypse will follow in their wake which will scorch the earth of all life.

Unless she stops it…

Cherie was over at My Bookish Ways for an interview and a giveaway of Chapelwood, so I recommend you check that out if you are interested. You may also like the cover reveals for Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine and The Dinosaur Knights by Victor Mil├ín over at Tor.

Video of the Week: RAMMED! - World Of Warships Launch Gameplay by DarrenTotalWar

Do you like WWII naval combat? Then you might like DarrenTotalWar's gameplay footage of World of Warships:
Certainly looks more exciting to me than World of Tanks. I may check it out if I ever buy a better computer.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update, a blogger on Amazing Stories and a Sidewise Awards for Alternate History judgeWhen not writing he works as an attorney, 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 FacebookTwitter and YouTube. Learn how you can support his alternate history projects on Patreon.

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