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Behold history the way it wasn’t! Explore the age-old question, “What-if,” with 21 tales of alternate history. What if Rome had never fallen? What if the Soviet Union sent a man to Mars? What if the Austrian Empire reigned supreme? What if Ireland fought for independence in 1866? What if World War III had struck in the 1980’s? These and many more scenarios are explored in Altered Europa.”

An american made international SF anthology dedicated to Europe. Or to be more precise to alternate Europes.

Featuring American, Canadian, British, Dutch and Italian contributions. Edited by Martin T.Ingham.

Comprising stories by William Rade, Sam Kepfield, Dan Gainor, Dave D’Alessio, Bruno Lombardi, Tom Anderson, Cyrus P. Underwood, Alex Shalenko, Charles Wilcox, Tim Moshier, DJ Tyrer, Martin T. Ingham, Deborah L. Davitt, Mark Mellon, Ryan McCall, Mike Jansen, Murray Braun, Sergio Palumbo, Ben Prewitt, & Michael McAndrews Bailey.

”Altered Europa consists of twenty-one short stories that deal with alternate or counterfactual history. That is, to put it mildly, a significant number of entries for any anthology, particularly one set in such a relatively niche genre; even many of the professional anthologies rarely have above 17-18 stories, so this is an impressive achievement by the editor.”

TOC:

1: The Public Execution of Winston Churchill —by William Rade

A condemned leader of the defeated Allies prepares for his sentence to be carried out.

2: Foundation and Evil Empire –by Sam Kepfield

If Isaac Asimov had lived behind the Iron Curtain, how would the Soviet Union have reacted to his literature?

3: Fenians –by Dan Gainor

An American general seeks to incite an Irish revolution in 1866.

4: The Twenty Year Reich –by Dave D’Alessio

Der Fuhrer is dead, and Hitler’s Germany, conqueror of Europe, answers the only way it knows how.

5: N’oublions Jamais –by Bruno Lombardi (CN) & Tom Anderson (UK)

How horrible would the Battle of the Somme have been with differing alliances?

6: A Damn Foolish Thing –by Cyrus P. Underwood

How would the world look today if Germany had won the Great War?

7: The Great Bear –by Alex Shalenko

As the echoes of America’s 1969 Moon landing reverberate behind the Iron Curtain, the Soviet Union prepares a most ambitious plan to go one step further…

 8: Verum Fidei –by Charles Wilcox

As the Ottomans lay seige to Malta, a young knight is plagued with troubling moral dilemmas.

9: The Fourth Pandemic –by Tim Moshier

In 1940, a crippling plague strikes the Soviet Union, with lasting repercussions.

10: A.E.I.O.U. –by Tom Anderson (UK)

What would it mean for Austria and the world if Frederick the Great had thrown his life away in despair on the battlefield?

11: The Archers –by DJ Tyrer

After the crippling devastation of WWIII, Britain chooses to rebuild by looking toward the past.

12: Ave, Caesarion –by Deborah L. Davitt

When Julius Caesar lies dying of old age, his son by Cleopatra, Caesarion, must shoulder the burdens of Empire.

13: Timeshift without an Arc -by Martin T. Ingham

Stranded in a primitive future, temporal agents seek to uncover how their history has been altered, and to thwart a time meddler wreaking havoc in the past.

14: A Rare Chance at the Enemy –by Mark Mellon

Spring 1806: The English whale confronts the French elephant with no practical way for either one to destroy the other. Or is there?

15: Shaken, Shot, and Stirred –by Ryan McCall

When France turns Communist after WWII, a British spy finds himself in hot water after a botched operation, and must answer to the Director of Naval Intelligence, Ian Fleming.

16: The Fire Tulips –by Mike Jansen (NL)

The Dutch must defend their Mediterranean trade with the most feared artillery, as the Ottomans press a heated trade war.

17: Voyage –by Murray Braun

A marrano admiral, commissioned by Spain’s king and queen to sail to India in 1492, is assisted by both ghostly and adept human crew.

18: The Forbidden Fuel –by Sergio Palumbo

Bristol, UK 1891: the Detective son of a dead inventor investigates the disappearances of homeless and poor people, but the truth poses a dire threat for those responsible, and for himself.

19: Megali Hellas –by Ryan McCall

How would a political shift in Greece have impacted the rise of Mussolini in Italy?

20: The Battle of Tim Hortons —by Bruno Lombardi & Ben Prewitt

When World War III breaks out in the 1980’s, mayhem ensues with a ragtag band of Canadian soldiers fighting in Europe.

21: That’ll Be the Day –by Michael McAndrews Bailey

A UN official from the United Arab Republics beholds a desolate Germany, crippled by war and occupation, nearly 200 years after World War III.

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