Category Archives: Alternative History

Terror stalks the Trenches of World War One!

This is an excerpt from “Dulce et Decorum est”,  a Dieselpunk short story from the Futurist Manifesto series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of … Continue reading

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Steampunk, Spies and Spiritualists!

This is an excerpt from “The Invention of God”, a Steampunk novelette from the Futurist Manifesto series of Alternative History stories by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of “Tales … Continue reading

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Magick and Mystery – in the Skies of World War Two!

This is an excerpt from “Into The Valley”, a Weird World War novelette published by Excalibur Books, from the Futurist Manifesto series of Alternative History stories by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in … Continue reading

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A Gothic Steampunk Romance – “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery”!

This is an excerpt from “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery”, a Steampunk mash-up of Frankenstein, Jane Austen, and the Romantic Poets, published by Excalibur Books. Learn more about the mysterious world of Nova Albion here!  EXCERPT  The Red Branch carriage clattered … Continue reading

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Weird Western Thriller – “A Coffin Full Of Stars”!

EXCERPT: The silence of the hotel room was gradually infiltrated by the buzzing of flies at the window, the wind blowing outside, a door banging open and shut in the distance, and the deep, labored breathing of the man on … Continue reading

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New Decopunk Thriller “Firewater” – Excerpt!

Volume Two of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow” is available for pre-order now – and here’s a taste of one of the stories included!  SYNOPSIS: Salt Lake City, 1924: Although prosperous and respectable on the surface, the state of Utah is … Continue reading

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Seven Things You Never Knew About Frankenstein (The Movies)!

Welcome to the second part of our special Frankenstein feature! To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus”, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and the creation of this first acknowledged work of the Science Fiction genre, … Continue reading

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Seven Things You Never Knew About “Frankenstein” (the novel)!

200 years ago, the first version of a novel called Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was published. It was written by Mary Godwin – later to be known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – but published anonymously. Women had been authoring … Continue reading

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Six Awesome Reading Experiences for 2018!

This year, readers of Excalibur Books can look forward to … The official launch of Volume Two of the alternative history science fiction collection, Tales From Beyond Tomorrow! (Release Date: March 25th) A special promotion to celebrate the 200th anniversary … Continue reading

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Raygun Gothic Cover Reveal!

This is variant cover # 1 (by Lia Rees) of “The Martian Dialogues”, an Atompunk/Raygun Gothic e-short to be included in the forthcoming Volume 2 of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow!”

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