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Remembering the Christmas Truce – Alternative History Fiction

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Christmas Truce on the Western Front in 1914. It is considered to be the last flicker of the spirit of the Belle Epoque, and so many awful things could have been avoided if the Truce had turned into peace. This …

Gettysburg: Armored Warfare

Today’s post is brought to you by a good friend of mine back from the glory days when I was still living in Nottingham. I am quite a history buff but due to the vastness of the field, I concentrate on European and African history with a little bit of …

Another Christmas Story

On Christmas 1914, the event called “Christmas Truce” occured on the Western Front of the Great War. It has been described as the last flickering of the spirit of the Belle Epoque, the believe humanity would become gradually better and better and more civilized.     I have often wondered …

Alternative History – True Alternatives

In many ways, Steampunk fiction is often a kind of alternative history setting. Basically 1890’s tech sci-fi. I mentioned this before, the alternative history ends at the tech level in many cases. You still get the usual global players of the day: The British Empire France The German Empire The …

Odd Fun Friday at Daily Steampunk

The æthenet is a weird and wonderful place and the sheer volume of material available leeds to the inevitable conclusion that there is nothing imaginable that can not be found in ætherspace. Rule 34, one of the defining æthernet axioms and memes testifies to that. Another phenomenon haunting the data-highway …

An Observation regarding Steampunk Literature

For some time now I have wondered why Lavie Tidhar’s works are my favourite among all of Steampunk literature. I think it is the world his novels are set in. His version of earth has the most well thought-out history, backstory and internal consistency and continuity. It is Steampunk through …