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THE ALTERNATIVE QUILL: WRITING ALTERNATIVE HISTORY By Beth Daniels
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THE ALTERNATIVE QUILL: WRITING ALTERNATIVE HISTORY The many niches of Alternative History are very popular genres in the marketplace. Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Time Travel, Steampunk, Gaslamp... More > Fantasy, Dieselpunk, or tales that tweak history into something it never was (either the past or the present). If you are interested in writing fantasy but quest tales aren't your cup of java, flip through the selections here and find the perfect place to land your story on the bookshelves. Beth Daniels (Writing Steampunk, Geared Up: Writing Steampunk 2nd edition, Muse to Manuscript) dips into the various styles of Alternative History by giving examples of published work and making suggestions on what specific niches have to offer and supplies ideas on how to tweak history to your own story needs. Visit her at www.Muse2Ms.com, www.WritingSteampunk.com, or stop by her blog at www.2write2write2write.blogspot.com.< Less
An Alternative History Of Time By Patrick Naughton
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Understanding the origins and form of our Universe remains one of the biggest challenges facing scientists today. Over the last five hundred years the generally accepted views on space science have... More > changed dramatically but still inconsistencies persist. In this text an alternative understanding of the nature of black holes and the development of the our Universe is presented along with an alternative interpretation of Hubble’s Law. This is not a presentation of conventional science. It is an alternative attempt to account for the way we view the Universe today.< Less
An Alternative History Of Time By Patrick Naughton
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Understanding the origins and form of our Universe remains one of the biggest challenges facing scientists today. Over the last five hundred years the generally accepted views on space science have... More > changed dramatically but still inconsistencies persist. In this text an alternative understanding of the nature of black holes and the development of the our Universe is presented along with an alternative interpretation of Hubble’s Law. This is not a presentation of conventional science. It is an alternative attempt to account for the way we view the Universe today.< Less
Iron Maiden: An Alternate History Novel By James Musgrave
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(Only $2.99 for a limited time!) Jared Diamond's COLLAPSE inspired this alternate history that takes place during the Americal Civil War, and tells the story of eight people who come together after... More > the battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia. Using the money they earned by tricking the U. S. Government into buying more Monitor-class ships, they attempt to escape the war and retreat to "paradise," Easter Island. However, this paradise has been transformed by the natives into a human ecological disaster and monument to pagan fertility rights and even cannibalism. Through the inventiveness and labors of the main characters, the fanatical Bird Man cult is finally banished, but not before many people have died as a result.< Less
Completed Game: Alternate History of Baseball with No Strike Fiascos By Doug Fowler
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Imagine no 1994/5 baseball strike/lockout, and steroids being fought in baseball a decade early. The rest of the 1994 season unfolds week by week. Highlights showcase the game's excitement, the... More > coming storm, and the record chases whose results mirror the uncertain future which comes because of this history's steroid scandal. This 1998 will be memorable for an entirely different reason from ours, as owners act to cut costs one way or another. Seasons from 1994-2013 - with an emphasis on the earlier years - are discussed with fans able to consider the joy and sorrow different franchises would feel. 1981, of course, was also marred by a strike. The last section shows the 1981 division races month by month. Readers will see the pennant races of a completed 1981, with the playoffs and World Series, plus major award winners and statistical leaders. Changes to 1982 and beyond, minor as they are, are also discussed.< Less
Completed Game: Alternate History of Baseball With No Strike Fiascos By Doug Fowler
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Imagine no 1994/5 baseball strike/lockout, and steroids being fought in baseball a decade early. The rest of the 1994 season unfolds week by week. Highlights showcase the game's excitement, the... More > coming storm, and the record chases whose results mirror the uncertain future which comes because of this history's steroid scandal. This 1998 will be memorable for an entirely different reason from ours, as owners act to cut costs one way or another. Seasons from 1994-2013 - with an emphasis on the earlier years - are discussed with fans able to consider the joy and sorrow different franchises would feel. 1981, of course, was also marred by a strike. The last section shows the 1981 division races month by month. Readers will see the pennant races of a completed 1981, with the playoffs and World Series, plus major award winners and statistical leaders. Changes to 1982 and beyond, minor as they are, are also discussed.< Less
Alternative Histories (George the Dragon and Dave the Knight) By rob wells
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An alternative viewpoint of the historical legend we all know as George the Dragon
Preventive War And Its Alternatives: The Lessons Of History By Dan Reiter, Strategic Studies Institute
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The 2002 National Security Strategy suggested preventive attacks, diplomacy, deterrence, and other policies as means of curtailing threats presented by the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical... More > (NBC) weapons to terrorists and rogue states. Dr. Dan Reiter, the author of this External Research Associates Paper, analyzes which mix of these policies might best and most cost-effectively address the NBC threat, with special focus on preventive attacks. The past performances of preventive attacks, diplomacy, deterrence, and other policies as means of curtailing the NBC threat are analyzed. The author’s central findings are that preventive attacks are generally unsuccessful at delaying the spread of NBC weapons; that deterrence, especially nuclear deterrence, is highly successful at preventing the use of NBC weapons by states; and that diplomacy has had moderate and perhaps unappreciated success at curtailing the spread of NBC weapons.< Less
A Beginners Guide to Alternative Medicine By Marvin Collier
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Alternative medicine refers to therapeutic practices that are based on natural and traditional methods. The treatment methods are totally different from the allopathic medical practice. In contrast... More > to the conventional medical techniques that only treat diseases, alternative medicine emphasizes in improving the quality of life; be it treatment of diseases or promoting well-being of the individual. Alternative medicine is the form of treatment for practicing holistic health. A holistic health practitioner has a thorough knowledge about the body, mind and spirit of the human system. This book covers several aspects of alternative medicine such as: - ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE & ITS HISTORY - ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS - OVERALL TREATMENT PLANS & ADDITIONAL TIPS - Ancient Chinese Medicine and so much more!< Less
An Alternative View of the Distant Past By Charles Giuliani
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This book is a multidisciplinary study that brings together a variety of ancient physical and legendary evidences that are often brushed aside, which collectively present an entirely different, and... More > far more sensible, picture of early Earth and human history from what mainstream academic presents. Break yourself free from their chains and discover a fascinating story of the ancient past that will blow your mind!< Less