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gruntsgt

I am looking for longer stories of alternate history. Having just finished a couple of FantasyLovers stories like Lucky Jim and The Earls Man, these are somewhat of the type I'm looking for. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be grateful. Thank you.

Replies:   LonelyDad  ElDani
zellus

http://storiesonline.net/s/63298/remember-the-alamo
http://storiesonline.net/a/cmsix

http://storiesonline.net/s/42181/time
http://storiesonline.net/a/John_Wales
http://storiesonline.net/a/Joe

http://storiesonline.net/s/75651/a-new-past
http://storiesonline.net/a/Charlie_Foxtrot

http://storiesonline.net/series/1047/hindsight-20-20
http://storiesonline.net/a/SmokinDriver

http://storiesonline.net/s/51085/retreads
http://storiesonline.net/a/Rotedrachen

http://storiesonline.net/s/54677/rebirth
http://storiesonline.net/a/John_Wales
http://storiesonline.net/a/Wires
http://storiesonline.net/a/Dr_Stan

http://storiesonline.net/s/54899/rebirth-ii
http://storiesonline.net/a/John_Wales

http://storiesonline.net/s/45956/washed-up
http://storiesonline.net/a/Lazlong

http://storiesonline.net/s/51490/will-and-carrie
http://storiesonline.net/a/Rotedrachen

gruntsgt

@zellus

I've read every one of cmsix's stories multiple times, as well as Rotedrachens and a few of John Wales. But there are a couple on that list that I've missed. Thank you.

LonelyDad

Did you also catch 'Of Honor and Betrayal' also by Fantasy Lover?

There is also 'Henry the Great' by QM
http://storiesonline.net/s/76644/henry-the-great

Off the top of my head I can't think of any others, but will let it churn around in the back of my mind a while. You never know what might crawl out of that swamp.

Replies:   grandad_rufus
grandad_rufus

@LonelyDad


There is also 'Henry the Great' by QM
http://storiesonline.net/s/76644/henry-the-great


This is really a timeline for a universe just screaming for someone to ask QM for permission to write there. I am sure if interest was shown QM would respond.

Regards G_R

zellus

http://storiesonline.net/s/75408/building-utopia
http://storiesonline.net/s/75148/building-a-dream
http://storiesonline.net/a/SW_MO_Hermit

http://storiesonline.net/series/595/close-call
http://storiesonline.net/a/aubie56

http://storiesonline.net/universe/787/a-fresh-start
http://storiesonline.net/a/rlfj

http://storiesonline.net/series/790/warriors-across-time
http://storiesonline.net/a/Cylis_Derrens

LonelyDad
Updated:

Forgive me if I've missed it being listed, but I believe 'Gunslinger' by The Scot also qualifies.

http://storiesonline.net/s/50644/gunslinger

Ernest, I would also put 'A Stand in Time' in this category as well.

http://storiesonline.net/s/13358/stand-in-time

zellus

http://storiesonline.net/s/14823/escape-from-lexington
http://storiesonline.net/a/FantasyLover

gruntsgt

Thank you everyone for your story titles. Unfortunately, the majority of them I have already read or are in the process of reading as they are being submitted by the Author. As suggested by my alias, I am former Military, but I am medically retired and mostly housebound, so reading is my main escape and this site is the best one I've found to date. So once again Thanks.

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@gruntsgt

For alternate history in some cases its easier to just suggest a few writers:

audie has a ton of stories many which might fit this category: http://storiesonline.net/a/aubie56

cmsix has many stories which could also fit: http://storiesonline.net/a/cmsix

Ernest has many stories which could also fit I think: http://storiesonline.net/a/Ernest_Bywater

Joe_J has many that might suit your taste in literature one of which could definitely relate to the medically retired portion: http://storiesonline.net/a/Joe_J
his honkytonk hero story is about a disabled vet: http://storiesonline.net/s/57099/honkytonk-hero

Those are just the tip of the iceberg in a manner of speaking. These are just a few writers I have bookmarked as I do enjoy their work.

Ernest Bywater

Not exactly and alternate history, but a history of a fictional country in SE Asia is the Clan Ami series I write as Ernest Edwards:

http://storiesonline.net/a/Ernest_Edwards

Replies:   gruntsgt
gruntsgt

@Ernest Bywater

@Ernest Bywater

Have read nearly all your stories under both names and am waiting for next installment of Lord Torao. LOL Keep up the great work.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@gruntsgt

am waiting for next installment of Lord Torao.


I've a good part of it written, but can't remember it all, and am waiting to get it back from the Gestapo - that and several other part written stories.

LonelyDad

@gruntsgt

Don't forget 'Lucky Jim II'

docholladay

@Ernest Bywater

I've a good part of it written, but can't remember it all, and am waiting to get it back from the Gestapo - that and several other part written stories.


Good luck Ernest. If they are like most (regardless of country) its almost impossible to ever get anything returned.

Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

I've a good part of it written, but can't remember it all, and am waiting to get it back from the Gestapo - that and several other part written stories.

Next time, store it on the cloud. That way the police won't have to confiscate it, they can just share it like your editors do.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

Next time, store it on the cloud. That way the police won't have to confiscate it, they can just share it like your editors do.


Or seize the servers and drives from the cloud storage service provider.

LonelyDad

Is there a statute of limitations on how long they can keep your property if they don't find anything or don't look at all?

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@LonelyDad

Is there a statute of limitations on how long they can keep your property if they don't find anything or don't look at all?


not really. But when in court today about a civil action to get some gear back the magistrate wasn't impressed with how long they've had it or why they're taking so long. He put the return of gear down for a hearing in March after putting the cops on notice about finding a damn good reason for not returning everything they've examined so far and cleared as not being relevant to the warrant.

ElDani

@gruntsgt

The first thing that came to mind upon reading this starting post are the forums over on AlternateHistory.com. This is the playground of hundreds of hobby-historians and history-buffs in general, where they keep thinking up new and exciting (and sometimes very absurd) ways of changing this or that detail. Sometimes they end up creating a story (or timeline as they're calling it over there) from the idea.

A word of warning, it's a very different environment than SOL and the content is being published in a forum. While this allows for a lot more reader participation and discussion as the story/timeline is actively being written, it is also more difficult to follow and the writing is considerably less polished in general.

My current favorite over there is But I Don't Speak German!, a story with sci-fi elements (time-travel, body displacement) wherein a college-age Irish guy ends up being placed in the body of a German WWI veteran in the year 1920. It's not too difficult to imagine what he'll want to change.

Here's one more link for you, the Alternate History Wiki, Timelines and Scenarios. I don't know if the lists are entirely up-to-date, but it should be a good start if you want to give the forum a try. I personally think that finding worthy timelines with engaging storytelling and a good plot idea can be a bit difficult, mostly I browse through the more popular new threads and sometimes find a nugget of gold.

Franco

Also, there's this google group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/soc.history.what-if

Wikipedia discussion of alternate history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_history#See_also

Wikipedia list of alt history fiction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_alternate_history_fiction

Surprisingly, Wikipedia's list of alternate history fiction doesn't include H. Beam Piper's Paratime stories or Kalvan of Otherwhen and sequels by other authors.

Some of my personal favorites in this genre, and which I recommend are:
Lest Darkness Fall
The Paratime stories and Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen, et al.
Bring the Jubilee
The Man in the High Castle

Replies:   Capt. Zapp  rhprairie
Capt. Zapp

@Franco

Bring the Jubilee


My father recommended I read this but I never have any luck finding it. I've looked for it online and haven't had much luck either. Wouldn't happen to know where I can find it, would you?

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Franco

It's available as a kindle book on Amazon.

Ernest Bywater

@Capt. Zapp

Bring the Jubilee


About the book:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_the_Jubilee

A couple of on-line stores:

https://www.amazon.com/Bring-Jubilee-Ward-Moore/dp/143447853X

https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/bring-the-jubilee/author/ward-moore/kw/ward-moore/pics/

rhprairie

@Franco

If you are a fan of Lord Kalvan stories, have you read Gina Marie Wylie's Tangent and Cost of Time here on SOL?

http://storiesonline.net/s/50382/tangent

http://storiesonline.net/s/52820/cost-of-time

Both are excellent and described as fan fic in the Lord Kalvan universe.

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