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Free eBook Alternate Gettysburgs download ISBN: 0425183777
Author: Various,Brian M. Thomsen,Martin H. Greenberg
Publisher: Berkley (February 5, 2002)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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Personal Name: Greenberg, Martin Harry. All rights are reserved by their owners.

Personal Name: Greenberg, Martin Harry. Rubrics: Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa, 1863 Fiction.

January 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

One of the interesting things Brian Thomsen and Martin H. Greenberg decided to do with their new anthology, Alternate Gettysburgs, is include information, in the form of essays, about the actual events which occurred at Gettysburg in July, 1863

One of the interesting things Brian Thomsen and Martin H. Greenberg decided to do with their new anthology, Alternate Gettysburgs, is include information, in the form of essays, about the actual events which occurred at Gettysburg in July, 1863. This feature will allow readers who are less familiar with the Civil War to more fully understand the changes which the authors introduced in their stories.

Martin Harry Greenberg (March 1, 1941 – June 25, 2011) was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. As well, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel. Greenberg was also a terrorism and Middle East expert. He was a long-time friend, colleague and business partner of Isaac Asimov.

Alternate Gettysburgs book. Gettysburg is one of the most crucial battles in American history. But what if it had turned out differently? In this collection, today's most popular writers of alternate history look at that question. Featuring: Brendan DuBois William H. Keith, Jr.

The stories that launched money-making blockbusters? ?almost any of the stories is worth the price of the whole volume. The Reel Stuff collects thirteen memorable?and in some cases award-winning?tales from legendary names in science fiction, fantasy, and horror that inspired some of Hollywood?s greatest successes on the silver screen, or found rabid followings as cult classics. Features the stories that inspired: Minority Report ? Total Recall ?

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Alternate Gettysburgs (2002) with Brian M. Thomsen. Oceans of Space (2002) with Brian M. Once upon a Galaxy (2002) with John Helfers and Wil McCarthy. Sol's Children (2002) with Jean Rabe. Lighthouse Hauntings: 12 Original Tales of the Supernatural (2002) with Charles G. Waugh. Future Wars (2003) with Larry Segriff. The Repentant (2003) with Brian M. Cyberfilms (2004) with Brian M.

A collection of short stories that I assumed from the title would be about alternate Battles of Gettysburg. I was only partly correct, some of the stories were actually about alternate actions during the battle, however a bunch just assumed an alternate outcome and dealt with some future time where the CSA had won the war.

An anthology of twelve original short stories and four essays explores the role and implications of the Battle of Gettysburg in American history as it presents an alternate history approach to the subject in works by Harold Coyle, Doug Allyn, Jim DeFelice, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, William Forstchen, James Reasoner, and other acclaimed authors. Original.
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The spine label describes this anthology as "fiction," which of course it is, but it's properly *science* fiction of the very popular "alternate-universe" subgenre. Almost any of the major battles of the American Civil War--Shiloh, Vicksburg, Antietam, and of course First Bull Run, to name a few--*could* have gone the other way; almost any of the great generals of the conflict--Grant, Lee, Stonewall Jackson--could have died sooner or lived longer, and thereby changed the outcome of the war. As co-editor Brian Thomsen observes in his Introduction, Gettysburg was neither the first nor the last battle of those years, the longest or the shortest; it wasn't the bloodiest, and it didn't pit Grant against Lee. Yet--perhaps because it was the highpoint of a very-close-to-successful Confederate invasion of the Northern states--it is "one of those hallowed moments...that literally everybody remembers and respects." And so Thomsen and Martin H. Greenberg have assembled a dozen fictional re-examinations of its outcome. What if Pickett's Charge had succeeded? What if George Armstrong Custer's Michigan cavalry had failed to keep Jeb Stuart out of the fight? What if Lee had pulled a flank march and cut the Union army off from Washington? What if Abraham Lincoln, shattered by the death of his youngest son and the suicide of his wife, had whipped the North into a frenzy, crushed the South in an orgy of revenge, and then had to deal with a resistance that had nothing left to lose? What if Russia, France, and Great Britain had entered the fight as allies of the Union? What if the Confederacy had managed to get its hands on a huge shipment of repeating carbines? What if Lincoln had been assassinated as he was about to deliver the Gettysburg Address?

Some knowledge of the battle's real history and of military science may be helpful in enjoying these stories; mine is limited, which may be why I didn't find the book as good as I do most "alternaties." And I do think that the non-fiction essays that follow the stories weren't really necessary. So this collection isn't likely to become one of my favorites. But it still poses some interesting scenarios crafted by authors noted both within the sf genre (Simon Hawke, Denise Little, Kristine Kathryn Rusch) and outside it (James M. Reasoner, Robert J. Randisi,Harold Coyle).
As with many alternative history books written in the anthology style - some author's contributions are more valuable/better written than others.

Most of these are the same, tired concepts we've seen before (though Gettysburg turning out as a Southern Victory is already a tired concept as is), but, some are still entertaining despite the topic.

The most memorable story was the recap of a MMORTS MLG tournament that mixes quantum computing and questions of "making a new reality" from the old. It is, however, more of a sci-fi story with a Getttysburg alt-hist flavoring than the other way around.

Some are good, some are crap -just like every anthology out there.
This is the most hilariously awful collection of alternate history short stories I have ever read. I mean, I like alternate histories as a genre, so I've read a lot of them, and I've read a lot based around the American Civil War, and this book...it's not supposed to be funny, but it really is hilarious in the same kind of way that taping a stoned friend's 3AM revelations about God are spaghetti are hilarious when you play them back the next morning. Seriously: it's an unintentional scream.

In this book we find an alternate outcome to the battle is an international freedom movement that sweeps over Russia and liberates the serfs. Sure, why not? Then we've got a cyberpunk story where people running battle simulations in the future somehow changes the outcome of the battle in the past. This story manages to express no understanding of cyberpunk or the civil war or time travel, and is a great big ol' pile of 'why bother.' Most hysterical of all, though, is one story where the author didn't even give enough of a crap to finish it. No: seriously. I'm not joking. It tools on for a couple dozen pages, then abruptly stops and there's a note from the author saying "I ran out of time to finish the story, but here's what would have happened," and then we get a paragraph or two outline.

Truly, this is not so much a book for reading as it is one for laying down and avoiding.
A collection of stories that explore the "what-ifs" of the battle referred to as the highwater mark of the Confederacy. At Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Robert E. Lee's army converged to take on the Union troops trying to defend Washington and other major regional cities. The Confederate troops were sent reeling, but, as is often common with history, it could have ended much different with a little push.

What would have happened of Abraham Lincoln gave a tougher Gettysburg Address? What if the South had lost the battle of Gettysburg and General Meade had elected to pursue and destroy Lee's forces before he got back to Virginia? What if Jeb Stuart's cavalry had gotten back to the Confederate army with a captured wagon train loaded with Spencer repeating rifles? What if a sufficiently large, dedicated group of modern reenacters set up some sort of resonance that affected the original battle?

Four informative essays follow the short stories, including a convincing one on the impossibility of an ultimate Confederate threat to Washington even if the Union had been soundly beaten by the CSA. Supply lines were too long and Washington was defended by some very heavy guns, points out William R. Fortschen. Plus any advance would be slowed by heavy rains that, in fact, hampered Lee's withdrawal to Virginia.

Good collection. With my trip to Gettsyburg at the end of this month, I believe this has helped me a little in my efforts to educate myself on the subject.