Book Review: Alt.Histroy 101


Book Review

What if? It is a simple question. What if I hadn’t gone to work this morning? Would I still have gotten in a car wreck in the afternoon? What if I had taken Mary to prom instead of Nancy? Would I still be a teenage father? What if?

Alt.History 101 asks, “What if?” on a much larger scale, considering the implications of small changes on a world scale. The collection of short stories is a fun, and often terrifying, glimpse at what might have been if the events of the past had changed. Each author is talented in their own right, but as a collective this work takes, “What if?” to a whole new level.

THE GOOD

The story telling collected in this book is incredible. Personally I am unfamiliar with most of the authors, but there is one I have read and reviewed before (Pavarti K. Tyler), but I think that is a situation I plan on remedying soon. Each story was well done with varying degrees of the fantastic. The personal perspective of the stories is part of what makes them so enjoyable. The dialogue and action feels real and makes the mind bending alternate histories feel like they are possible.

THE BAD

There is very little to complain about in this book or in the individual stories. A few of the stories are less straight forward in what caused the change in history, and without reading the synopses in the front of the book, the reader is left to guess what event might have caused the change. The history tackled is primarily Euro-centric, but this is a minor thing. A more global telling would be welcome, but the history is less familiar to English speakers than the history approached here.

THE TAKEAWAY

This is an excellent piece of speculative fiction. Any fan of the genre would do well to buy this anthology and read it as soon as possible. Since the intent is for this to be the first book in a series, I look forward to the next offering.

 

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Short Story Review – Dead Girl


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VAMPIRE EROTICA LIKE YOU’VE NEVER READ BEFORE

When two boys find a body in their childhood hang out, they decide to have some fun, but get more than they bargained for.

DeadGirl

REVIEW

THE GOOD

This a twisted little bit of erotica and I loved it. At Fourteen pages long there is not a lot of room for anything extra, but somehow the author manages to cram in enough detail about the two main characters that you get a sense of who they are and what they are about before they even get their hands on the living dead girl in their favorite hangout,

THE BAD

There’s not much to complain about this story as long as you like erotica that does not conform to the simple formula of two or three people having sex. There is definitely some twisted stuff in here that is not for everyone, be even that is a matter of perspective.

THE TAKEAWAY

It is a quick read, but for $0.99 it is well worth it. It is not for the meek or those who don’t like erotica or vampires, but if you like them both, this is the perfect story for you. I just hope that there is something more to this that the author will share with us further down the road.

Brought to you by Hot Ink Press, DEAD GIRL is boundary pushing, it’s sexy, it’s violent, it’s of questionable taste, and I think you’re going to love it.

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pavartiktylerAward-winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K. Tyler can be found with Doc Martens strapped on over fishnets, but a girlish giggle as easily and likely as a throaty guffaw.

Keep in touch with Pav on her website or various social media sites. www.PavartiKTyler.com

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