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TitleThe Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories
AuthorIan Watson
ISBN1845297792
ImprintIan Watson Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages591

Description

Includes short stories that feature some alteration in history, some divergence from historical reality, which results in a world very different from the one we know.

Reviews

F.R.

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

As usual, I ve reviewed each story as I ve come to it.The Raft of the Titanic by James MurrowThe problem with taking the obvious route when applying alternative history to HMS Titanic is that if you create a story where the Titanic doesn t ship it becomes a case of so what The interesting thing abou... (Sign in to see more)


Patrick

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories is a very mixed bag, as I suppose is to be expected from an anthology of short stories by different authors It s extremely long, and not very quick to read, which is why I took so long to get through it Most of the stories aren t that interesting, but a few ar... (Sign in to see more)


Cathy (cathepsut)

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

DNF at 63%, 373 of 582 pages I am fed up with this cluttering up my currently reading shelf The 15 stories that I did read, average out at three stars It s not a bad collection, but it s not really interesting either I doubt I will pick it up again, but you never know Excellent, can I have that as a... (Sign in to see more)


Roddy Williams

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

Alternate histories in which some aspect of our past history has been changed, leading to minor or major changes in subsequent timelines have formed a large subgenre of SF since at least the early sixties, although there may be earlier works The earliest piece in this volume Keith Roberts excellent ... (Sign in to see more)


Johan Haneveld

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

As I m writing a lot of short stories nowadays, I wanted to read some of them too, and as I m always fascinated by What if stories, this collection caught my attention It s pretty impressive tome, with a collection of stories from older and newer authors, well knowns and fresh faces Sadly the qualit... (Sign in to see more)


Simon

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

If you ve ever wondered about a particular moment in history and how if events at that time had occurred slightly differently the subsequent future might have unfolded completely differently, then that possibility is probably explored in this truly mammouth collection of alternative history stories.... (Sign in to see more)


Andrew Riley

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

This is the second Mammoth collection I ve read, and they ve made me much positive about anthologies in general This particular set of stories includes some impressive names and even impressive tales I enjoyed almost every story in here One or two were a little bit off, but most hit the five star ... (Sign in to see more)


Teipu

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

I m so frustrated with this book I m 25 % in now and I did like exactly one story of about ten Most of the time I don t get which event or era the stories are referring to, so it s not much of an alternate history book to me And the stories are not interesting enough to read them without that aspect... (Sign in to see more)


Roland Clarke

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

A fascinating mix of stories, some excellent but some not so good I agree with some of the other detailed reviews but not about every story When my eyesight allows me to write a summary of at least my favourite reads I will For now, I would recommend this collection to anyone wanting to sample alter... (Sign in to see more)


Roger Verstraete

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories By Ian Watson

James Morrow THE RAFT OF THE TITANIC Everyone is evacuated from the Titanic in an audacious rescue attempt, but no one is discovered.Ken MacLeod SIDEWINDERS Alternate history and the multiverse features a chap that is able to jump between differing histories Eugene Byrne Kim Newman THE WANDERING CHR... (Sign in to see more)


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