Category Archives: Alternative History

Excalibur Author Interview – Bruce Golden: “A World where Movie Monsters are Real People”

Today Excalibur books features an interview with Bruce Golden, author of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and contributor to “The Phantom Games”. Please tell us something about your background. I’ve been a professional writer for more than 40 years. I … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview: C. W. Hawes – “We have the Solution right in front of Us”

Today Excalibur Books is thrilled to have an interview with C. W. Hawes, best known for his Justinia Wright Private Investigator Mysteries series, set in Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Rocheport Saga, a post-apocalyptic series set in America’s Midwest; and the Pierce … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview: Hugh Ashton – “Some of us have learned to be better …”

Excalibur Books is delighted to feature an interview with best-selling and multi-talented author, Hugh Ashton.  Could you tell us a little about yourself and your background? Born in the UK, and graduated from Cambridge University (a mediocre Philosophy degree, if … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview: Gerri Leen – “It’s a Balancing Act”

Excalibur Books presents an interview with Gerri Leen, author of the tale “Foxfire”, which can be found in the Japan-themed anthology “The Phantom Games”. What inspired the story, “Foxfire”? I knew I wanted to write a story set in Japan … Continue reading

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Seven things you (probably) didn’t know about the Ancient Olympics

  An excerpt from “The Phantom Games”, a special anthology published to celebrate the (postponed) Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Nobody knows for certain how or why the tradition of Olympic Games began in Ancient Greece. One legend states that the mighty … Continue reading

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“Break all the Laws of the Universe” – Interview with Author Meyari McFarland

Today Excalibur Books interviews genre-spanning author Meyari McFarland, who wrote the story “Shrill of Cicada” for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic-inspired anthology, “The Phantom Games.”  Meyari McFarland Could you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I’m 53 years … Continue reading

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Summer Steals – for August 2020!

NEWS from the House of Excalibur!  We are delighted to announce … “Machineries of Chaos”, the follow-up to “Engines of Night” in the “Dimensions Unknown” series by J P Catton, will be released on Aug 20th at the special launch … Continue reading

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“Firewater” – A Weird Pulp Horror Tale

This is an excerpt from “Firewater”, a novella taken from Volume Two of the Alternative History series “Dimensions Unknown”, released August 20th 202o. This was the time of day that Brandon Stone loved. He stood at the huge windows taking … Continue reading

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Ennio Morricone Homage: “A Coffin Full Of Stars”

After Maestro Ennio Morricone rode off into the sunset on July 6th, we thought we would post this as a tribute … an excerpt of a Weird Western story from the forthcoming “Machineries of Chaos”, Volume Two of the the … Continue reading

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Battle in the New York City Blackout 1977 – “Nightfall in Utopia”

This is an excerpt from a novelette taken from the Alternative History collection “Engines of Night” by J P Catton, Volume 1 in the “Dimensions Unknown” series. NYPD Lieutenant Luke Cambridge reached out of the car window, slapped the magnetically … Continue reading

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