Thursday, May 06, 2010

Britannia's Fist: From Civil War to World War by Peter G. Tsouras

I am currently reading the first book in an alternate history trilogy by Peter G. Tsouras. Britannia's Fist imagines a British entry into the American Civil War, specifically against the Union.

Tsouras is a retired US Army intelligence officer. Although I've heard of his name before, I have yet to read his work. So far, several pages in, it is clear that Tsouras is trying to create a historically plausible scenario. This is the most important task in the writing of alternate history fiction.

Harry Harrison wrote a similar trilogy, beginning with The Stars and Stripes Forever. I would describe it as wildly optimistic because every lucky break goes America's way. Nonetheless, it is fairly plausible and worth reading.

4 comments:

Rich said...

Look into When William Came by H.H. Munro

John said...

That is most intriguing. I had never heard of that book before. It's available in full text through Google Books, so I might read it. Thanks for the pointer.

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