Category Archives: Modernism

Preview: Frank Cooper’s War

This month has seen the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. To celebrate the event, Excalibur Books presents a preview of a story published in “Dimensions Unknown” Volume One … a tale of love and magic, amidst the horrors … Continue reading

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Alternative History Science Fiction Preview: 1917 – “Dulce et Decorum est”

The following is an excerpt from a short story to be published in the forthcoming collection, Engines of Night. It was previously published in the series Tales From Beyond Tomorrow.  “Halt! Who goes there?” Captain Martin Blake pointed his revolver … Continue reading

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We Have A Patreon!

The exciting news is that we are about to relaunch our omnibus series of alternative history pulp adventure thrillers (including Steampunk, Dieselpunk and some other Punks ready to get in ya face) with striking new covers and bonus content! The … Continue reading

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December 1940: “Love and Magick”

This is a complete story taken from the forthcoming collection by J P Catton, “Engines of Night”.  SORRY, TIME’S UP! THIS STORY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.  

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New York City, 1977: Battle amidst the Blackout!

This is an excerpt from “Nightfall in Utopia”,  a novelette 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 “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow”. … Continue reading

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Meet Jimmy Diamond – Mod Detective!

This is an excerpt from “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”,  a 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 … 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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December 1940: The Elements of War

Frankie was ten years old when his father told him about the Curse of the Pharaohs. Francis Wilfred Cooper was born in Norwich in 1914, and his earliest childhood memory was watching the men come back from France after the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus

(EXCERPT) Jimmy Diamond leaped onto his Vespa GX2000 scooter, kicked the antigrav engine into life, and rose into the skies above Hammersmith. He straightened his skinny tie, wiped the last remnants of egg and bacon from his chin, and pushed … Continue reading

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Fallen Angles

“Halt! Who goes there?” Captain Martin Blake pointed his revolver at the figures moving at the end of the trench. “Don’t shoot!” came a voice. “Don’t shoot! We’re from the War Office!” Blake kept his gun trained on the shadowy … Continue reading

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