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Bottled Scorpions: For Want of a Nail… by Robert Sobel

“What if the American War of Independence had failed?” is one of the great stock prompts for alternate history writers, but For Want of a Nail… If Burgoyne Had Won at Saratoga (1973) is undoubtedly one of the most unique … Continue reading

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More Of A Minor Nuisance, Really: H. G. Wells’ The Holy Terror

The Holy Terror has become a forgotten novel. It’s not hard to understand why; it’s a novel about a wannabe fascist dictator who takes over the world that had the grave misfortune to be published in 1939, when the public … Continue reading

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Burgundian Lullaby – Some Thoughts on The New Order: Last Days of Europe

(I wish to preface this post by saying that the following should not be considered a proper review of The New Order: Last Days of Europe. I have never played the mod or vanilla Hearts of Iron IV, and I … Continue reading

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Playing Fallout: New Vegas, Part III: The DLC Stories, With a Particular Focus on Lonesome Road

This is the final part of my long ramble about Fallout: New Vegas, in which I take a moment to look briefly at the DLC stories. There are four DLC stories for Fallout: New Vegas, all of which were built … Continue reading

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Playing Fallout: New Vegas, Part II: The Major Players and the Changing Face of the Wasteland

This is the second part of my long-winded ramble about Fallout: New Vegas. Here I will be blathering on at ridiculous length about the major factions in the game, how they appear and operate, and how the wasteland as a … Continue reading

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Playing Fallout: New Vegas, Part I: A Long-Winded Introduction

This post really got away from me. I ended up writing it on and off over the course of a week, and it turned into a gargantuan ramble far bigger than anything I’ve ever put up on this blog. To … Continue reading

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Old England: Pavane, by Keith Roberts

It has taken me an embarrassingly long time to get around to Pavane. Back when I was getting into alternate history in my callow high school days , I assimilated this idea that Pavane was one of the three great … Continue reading

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My Initial Thoughts on Frostpunk

By the skin of its teeth, New London had weathered the storm. In no small part this was not due to my leadership, but in spite of it. While I had build infrastructure and homes, I had neglected to fully … Continue reading

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I Should Have Saved That Pun For This: The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Book One: Deus lo Vult

When I said I wanted to start reading alternate history stories again back in January, this wasn’t quite what I had in mind. About a month ago, I was browsing a small hole-in-the-wall forum and was intrigued by a few … Continue reading

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Some Displeased Rambling on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

I have a very bad habit of impulsively buying things. It’s something I’m not very proud of doing, but it’s an irrational impulse that I’ve never been able to master. If I had to guess, I would say it is … Continue reading

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