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I’m talking with Turbofanatic, author of AphelionDeltavengers, and co-author and illustrator of Wheel in the Sky. We talk about using objects to add background and depth to a story, starting with Aphelion, a reaction to the reaction to our world.

We are always fighting the previous war

3-D printing

3-D printed guns

Nerds do like stuff

A do-anything-thing

Anti-disposable

Bill Watterson’s appearance on Pearls Before Swine

Homestuck?? What is this new-frangled jibber-jabber?

Why is it telling me that I’m a silly girl? I’m a serious man! I have a wife!

Apparently it’s the Ulysses of the internet?

Charles Stross and the end of labor

Can’t you see I’m crowd-sourcing, mother?

Bollywood tropes

Nightwatch and Daywatch

In Deltavengers, don’t try to deconstruct anything

Except the science

Pandemonium. You can’t top it.

Cultural Prolapse is a problem

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I finish my conversation with Matt Mitrovich, founder of The Alternate History Weekly Update, talking about some of the darker implications of real and alternate history.

Great Man History

Determinist History

Richard Evans

Counter-factual History

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Alternate History Wank

We live in an America-Wank.

The Man in the High Castle

The banality of evil

 In the Presence of Mine Enemies

I strongly believe that the average human being isn’t evil

Hungarian alternate history

Let’s have some international alternate history!

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I’ve been trying to think about post-Singularity space-opera ideas for a while now, and

:iconparasky: may just have given me the push I needed with his planet Porphyrogennetos.

“The purple vegetation is actually photosynthetic fungoids that have intriguing medicinal properties, and that this has led to the planet being legally protected from settlement or otherwise unauthorized visitation.”

Space-faring ecological enforcers to keep planets like this pristine? Star Rangers? That sounds like a pretty cool toy…and I set out to break it.

Boring ideas like corruption and under-handedness aside, I’d like to see a story about rival factions developing with incompatible environmental philosophies. For example Deep Ecologists who believe that every animal (or even object) has inalienable rights versus Aesthetic Ecologists (what will the tourists will think??) versus Theist Ecologists (God made these animals, don’t mess with them), Pragmatic Ecologists (these animals might be useful later), and so on. Then of course there are the selfish interests of their government employers, as well as the captains and crews themselves.

What happens when they come to blows?

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I’m talking again with Matt Mitrovich, founder of The Alternate History Weekly Update about…

The smallest person can create an alternate history

Balkanized North Americas

Colonialism goes differently

Juan Santamaria and what he might have done

1491 by Charles C. Mann

The World’s Other Side

The blankets with smallpox

King Peggy

The size of China’s treasure-ships

A lot of bad people have won

The Merchant Princes by Charles Stross

Zepplins from Another World

Why is Alaska full of White Russians?

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union

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This week I’m talking to Matt Mitrovich, founder of The Alternate History Weekly Update about, what else, alternate history, the little brother of genre fiction.

So what if…

The South wins the Civil War

The Nazis win WWII

JFK isn’t assassinated.

Point of Divergence

It’s alien and the same at the same time

The maps!

Maps that tell stories.

The World’s Other Side

Harry TurtledoveS.M. Stirling, and Eric Flint

George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkein

A fantasy world that looks awfully like Byzantine Rome…

Alien Space Bats

…or Space Lizards

Green Antarctica and the Great White South

For Want of a Nail and When Angels Wept

It’s weird and at the same time I love it

www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=4…

I’m talking with Turbofanatic, author of AphelionDeltavengers, and co-author and illustrator of Wheel in the Sky. We talk about using objects to add background and depth to a story, starting with Aphelion, a reaction to the reaction to our world.

We are always fighting the previous war

3-D printing

3-D printed guns

Nerds do like stuff

A do-anything-thing

Anti-disposable

Bill Watterson’s appearance on Pearls Before Swine

Homestuck?? What is this new-frangled jibber-jabber?

Why is it telling me that I’m a silly girl? I’m a serious man! I have a wife!

Apparently it’s the Ulysses of the internet?

Charles Stross and the end of labor

Can’t you see I’m crowd-sourcing, mother?

Bollywood tropes

Nightwatch and Daywatch

In Deltavengers, don’t try to deconstruct anything

Except the science

Pandemonium. You can’t top it.

Cultural Prolapse is a problem

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Zimices Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy birthday! :party:
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 
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Happy Birthday to you.  enjoy,
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Thanks
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Evenape Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy belated birthday good sir! :)
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Belated? Maybe you mean "early" :) My birthday's not until the 23rd. But thank you!
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Evenape Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yep, I realised afterwards that it was still the 21st, and thus I'm 2 days early xD

just, happy birthday good sir :D
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