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Review of “Alternativer” (“Alternatives”), by Stig W. Jørgensen, read in Det virtuelle cocktailparty (The Virtual Cocktail Party).
Outline: A beginner's article about what alternate history / alternate worlds are, and 3 reviews of 1 anthology and 4 novels within this genre.
Is it good? Well, I like when stuff is grouped nicely. And the intro, drawing threads back to history, physics, psychology, and philosophy/linguistics is pure gold for me; and on top of that, I know these fields quite well, already. Things just fall into place, and I can read (or reread) the following reviews from a new angle. Ah, so that's why it's one thing, when a world not at all like ours still has a Kennedy, and another when a world is like ours most of the way. At the same time, the grouping fits some ideas I already have about grouping SF, in general. The right thing at the right time.
Created: 16 November, 2011 - Last changed: 16 November, 2011 - Comments (0)