Ben Kearns and guests imagine what might have been-had things in history proceeded a little differently. Also, get the very latest news on various alternate history websites, novels and our AH picks of the week-and in each episode, Ben reviews an example of AH literature/media in 60 seconds.
The Alternate History Show Interview-With John A. Hopkins
In this interview, Alternate History author John Hopkins discusses his new book, 'Atomic Secrets', set in the late 1940's in a world where World War II ends early, in an uneasy stalemate not too dissimilar in some ways to our world's Cold War. John talks about what motivated him to write the book, how Sealion Press picked up the story and published it, about the main characters and how they attempt to thwart the Nazis from developing an Atomic bomb and why he tried to minimise discussion in the book of the point of departure-and how the situation unfolded as it did from there.
The Alternate History Show-Episode12-1066... and All That!
In this episode, David Flin takes us through the travails/turbulence of 1066 and attempts to answer questions regarding how much more... interesting that year could've been in England/Europe. In particular, Ever wondered what would have happened if Edward The Confessor had lived longer? Could William the Conqueror have become King of England without Conquering anything? If Harald Hardrada had won at Stanford Bridge? And of course-what if Harold Godwinson had beaten William at Hastings? Imagine all that and more, in this addition of the AH Show!
David Flin Interview
In this special interview, author and publisher David Flin discusses his interest in (and relationship with) Alternate History over the last 20 years, how he set up his own publishing company-and why he is so eager to be part of the next full episode of this podcast, on 1066. Plus, Building a Better Future-the sequel will be out soon-David explains what to expect from it.
The Alternate History Show-Episode11-European Diplomacy From 1870 To 1914
In this episode, Sean Hazlett and Daniel Bensen discuss the complex world of European diplomacy from the Franco-Prussian war of the early 1870's until the start of World War I. Amongst other scenarios, we'll discuss what the implications of France winning the Franco-Prussian war would have been-as well as Germany (and Europe) without Bismarck. Later on, we'll ponder a scenario where Russia is victorious in their war with Japan-and could world war I have been prevented even after June 1914? Plus in the Feedback Hub, AH author Carlos Arturo Serrano talks about his novel, 'To Climates Unknown', depicting a world without the Mayflower-and minus the American idea.
The Alternate History Show Feedback Hub Special-With Kevin Ikenberry
In this special addition of 'The Feedback Hub', Ben chats to Sci-fi and AH author Kevin Ikenberry. Kevin has details of his new novel, 'The Crossing', involving US military cadets from 2008 being transported back in time to consult with none other than George Washington. We discuss the story in general-how the cadets knowledge of what happened in real life helped Washington-and how Kevin's past experience as a Military officer shaped the novel.
Alternate History Show Feedback Hub Special-A chat with Bruno Lombardi
In this special standalone addition of 'The Feedback Hub', Ben speaks to author Bruno Lombardi about his interest in Alternate History, his story entitled 'The Road Was Lit With Moon and Star' (focusing on an alternate Apollo12 in the aftermath of an unsuccessful apollo11 moonlanding) and how he came to be nominated for an award alongside Harry Turtledove. Plus, the story where Bruno envisaged a bar specifically catering for time travellers who try and fail to change history.