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Tag Archives: alternate history
High Concept: The X-Men, if the first class was made up of Luke Cage, Storm, T’Challa and Nightcrawler and the first publicly-acknowledged superhuman was a black Hulk. Overview: Few people remember the first Hyperman.
So, Strange Horizons rejected Bad Beat without any commentary. Thus, I put my final draft out there for general consumption, as I love it enough to set it free. More followups to come.
High Concept: Mannered Central European comedy of horrors in the Era of Revolution Genre: Transylvanian Romance Overview: At the turn of the 19th Century, the fires of revolution are fed on the bodies of the Un-Dead.
The Countdown High Concept: “Heroes” on a timeline… and much, much bigger. Genre: Millennial neo-superheroism Overview: The rise of the Fifth World did not happen on schedule, but it did happen according to plan.
High Concept: James Ellroy’s The Martian Chronicles Genre: Hard-bop Raygun Gothic sci-fi Overview: The Space Wars began on May 9, 1945, when the Red Army stormed the walls of Berlin and saw Nazi space arks streaming through the sky from … Continue reading
High Concept: “Hair” meets “Red Dawn” Genre: Telepunk: Cyberpunk meets 1970s grindhouse Overview: Everyone assumed that the Prophet was a kook, one of the fleeting nightmares of the Summer of Love. He was in jail, the Family was scattered and … Continue reading
High Concept: Dieselpunk with the governors filed off. Big action involving big people doing big stuff. Genre: Slow-Apocalypse Cyberpunk/pulp postapocalyptic fic with fewer mutants and bigger engines Overview: World War III started on Christmas Eve, 1954 when the MacArthur administration … Continue reading