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    PDF READ Altered States Of The Union Free download ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Glenn Hauman Glenn Hauman ¶ 8 Summary The United States of America Home to fifty states and over 318 million people all of them with singular opinions and the freedom to express them But it took over 240 years of history to reach this point What if a crucial decision led to a vastly different America with different factions fighting for independence different religions dividin

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    Glenn Hauman ¶ 8 Summary Free download ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Glenn Hauman PDF READ Altered States Of The Union Disclaimer I am friends with some of the authors in this anthology; however I purchased the hardcopy version of this book for full priceThis was a fun collection of different story telling styles that explored how events might have been altered in the history of the United States of America Most of the stories were solid and enjoyable especially those that included representation from the continent’s indigenous popul

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    Free download ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Glenn Hauman PDF READ Altered States Of The Union I love the writers at Crazy8sI love this bookAnd I learned a few thingsFinding the change point in this kind of book is always interesting even when the author gives it to you up front Seeing the development of What If' is the best partRead this nowHow different America could beChilling

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    Free read Altered States Of The Union PDF READ Altered States Of The Union Glenn Hauman ¶ 8 Summary Ever since Mike Resnick got me hooked on Alternate Worlds anthologies I've always loved a collection of What If? tales Glenn Hauman has put together an engrossing and exciting collection of tales with unconventional premises and kick off points for its alternate history It is on par with the best anthologies I've read and reignited my love of this fascinating subgenre

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Free read Altered States Of The Union

Summary Altered States Of The Union ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Glenn Hauman ¶ 8 Summary Free download ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Glenn Hauman What if Lincoln governed America in enemy territory The United States annexed Persia North Alaska and South Alaska went to war Los Angeles spread across the world These and many uestions are answered in this gripping alternate history anthology by some of the finest writers working today from screenwriters to historians to speculative fiction practitioners to activists in twenty one tales of a United States of America that's not uite like the one we know Join us as our all star roster of s. The United States of America Home to fifty states and over 318 million people all of them with singular opinions and the freedom to express them But it took over 240 years of history to reach this point What if a crucial decision led to a vastly different America with different factions fighting for independence different religions dividing the country and different regions divided by their beliefs and cultures How about if resource rich cities and states seceding from the Union to form their own country Or if strange acts of nature or various governments vying for power change the course of a country This anthology showcases these imaginative stories and of an alternate America transformed foreverIt features an insightful preamble by Glenn Hauman about what it means to be an American the pursuit of dreams and the choices it took to get this far Conversely these stories highlight how different choices could have led to a distinctly dissimilar America than the one we now know Some of the changes are slight some are radical but all of them are original and inspired Take a look at the twenty one stories featured in this anthology starting withIan Randal Strock s Shall Not Perish from the Earth Lincoln is caught up in a conspiracy that neutralizes his power when the capital is moved to the South prior to the Civil War How can he produce social reform if he s stymied at every turn The history here is described as encyclopedia entries and personal anecdotes making for riveting reading The combination is emotionally provocative making for a tale filled with tragedy sadness and ultimately hopeMalon Edwards Into the Breach Chicago having seceded from Illinois scrambles its exo fighters in an air battle against the Illinois National Guard Leading a suad sorely depleted by recent losses this is one man s captivating story about the power of family legacy profound loss personal strength and boundless courage that keeps you glued to your seat even as you soar through the skies with themRobert Greenberger s The Republic of Madawaska In the 1800 s John is stuck in a dispute with both the USA and the British Empire over the location of the border between the two Arriving at his own uniue solution he s now sitting in a jail cell But when he s visited by a diplomatic agent of the USA he s offered an unexpected deal This tale is steeped in the history of the time period that s truly clever in its execution reaching an unanticipated conclusion that just made me smileSarah McGill s The City of Oil and Paint When Persia is annexed after World War I Josie and her friends must now acclimate to being American While welcomed by some Josie feels out of place uestioning her identity in this transforming country and how its oil seems to be the motive for this annexation How will she be able to adjust to this new cultural integration A deep character story about how one perceives herself in relation to others and their point of view while trying to remain true to her valuesMichael Jan Friedman s Hope In the late 1890 s Buri is a young man from the South holding a gun on Rosencrans a Northern businessman in his private train car There s some personal business that needs resolution between them but as information is shared the story becomes intense and personal suspensefully holding the reader spellbound while making us wonder what s really going on here with each delicious twist and turn of the story It s also a fascinating study of cultural racism the duality between two cultures and the way they each liveKeith RA DeCandido s We Seceded Where Others Failed When the Florida Keys secede from the Union in 1925 to form a republic of their own they ally themselves with Cuba Due to the lawful enforcement of Prohibition in the USA Tony the saloon owner tells a story to some visitors who came to visit for the alcohol on how it all went down The reader is treated to a charming and imaginative tale that s filled with conspiracy friendship whimsy and heartbreakGordon Linzner s Independence Day Huzzah Aluki is a reporter covering a story in Toronto meeting with a panel of people to discuss the impact of Ontario becoming a separate state from uebec back in 1867 In the present day the Inuit feel oppressed and forgotten as a result of this neglect of their culture by the government But as the story takes a surprisingly dark turn what hidden agenda is exposed A powerful cautionary tale about social structures and its effect on cultural identityGD Falksen s Red Harbor Hank is a private detective hired by a man whose wife has disappeared But when he investigates her last known whereabouts in the depths of the American wilderness he becomes embroiled in something completely unforeseen and his life is now at risk A hard boiled noir tale with a dangerous dame and an intriguing and gripping plot The twists and turns are merciless holding the reader in its grasp until the entire scheme is revealed in its entiretyAnne Toole s Lions on the Mississippi William meets an enigmatic woman on a steamboat traveling through Indian territory who s concerned about an attack But when something goes awry something startling happens that will have dire repercussions for the entire nation An absorbing dissection about the perceptions of those who feel they have racial superiority with a couple of fantastic twistsMeredith Peruzzi s Saving Grace After ten years of marriage Simon and Mariel have a baby Convinced she must help the Philippines secede from the United States she becomes a revolutionary leaving for increasingly longer periods of time to fight for what she believes in But at what cost must their entire family pay for her ideals Told from dual viewpoints of both the husband and wife it s a sorrowful yet commanding tale of a cultural insurrection an aggressive uprising and how it impacts one particular familyBrendan DuBois The People s Choice Jules works for the Standard Oil company a big business manipulating world politics resources and money to their advantage But on a night where a crucial decision is being voted upon one that could influence the geopolitical balance of power another company is changing the game forcing Jules and his group to think fast on how to respond before they all die and it becomes too late to sway the vote A gripping high stakes game of brinksmanship and warfare as corporations battle for dominance in a tension filled taleAaron Rosenberg s The Southern Gamble Beauregard is working for the Free Port of New Orleans which has seceded from the United States He travels north with a secret agenda and an intriguing offer for those who hold sovereignty in Chicago But will the country be torn asunder if he succeeds A spirited and cunning political game about gaining true influence some slippery manipulations and the devious negotiations it takes to make it happenMackenzie Reide s Shifting Gears Dr Elizabeth Winthrop is trying to find grants for her solar research especially since after the Pacific Northwest Unification funding is hard to find But when federal agents come looking for her at work she receives dire warnings to leave uickly A fast paced story about how scientific knowledge is power while spinning a spellbinding tale about how the government tries to control this information through the sly utilization of unsavory tacticsGlenn Hauman s Emerald State In 1887 we learn the absorbing true story of Lyman Baum the survivor of a tremendous tornado that struck Kansas and caused untold devastation His incredible experience as a survivor is one for the record books chronicled in the format of a concise newspaper article This is a well written and grand story about the surprising origins of this calamity and how it affects the countryAlisa Kwitney s One of the Good Ones Melanie owns a genetically modified empathy dog Argos who is highly attuned to his owner s emotional state and is even able to talk to them with aid of a computer But when Argos starts feeling the effects of his advanced age Melanie decides to clone him What happens next is a delightful yet sad story with astonishing surprises some unusual developments and ramifications for the world as a resultHildy Silverman David Silverman s The Great Chasm Sarabeth is pregnant illegally traveling through an underground railroad to the southern Red States to escape the religious oppression in the Blue States She wants to go where she can have her baby and practice her Jewish faith openly But the situation gets complicated and her paid guide Uncle Sam gets caught up in a struggle between Blue and Red forces Will everyone survive this clash of ideologies A grim tense and violent tale with strong characters and a compelling predicament that resonates deeplyRamon Terrill s The Unconuered Juan Cavallo is working with Coacoochee in a struggle to save their Mexican and Indian peoples from the Americans that repeatedly seize control over their land Resisting the Americans they re trying to build an alliance with other subjugated cultures But what will happen when enemies clash and how much blood must be shed in order to attain their freedom A rousing and formidable narrative about unlikely allies in the face of tyrannyRuss Colchamiro s Man of the Year In 1999 Deidre works for Buddy a wildly successful entrepreneur and owner of Taurus Enterprises They re about to launch a spaceship that will take an incredible journey across the stars But Deidre harbors a shocking secret one that propels her to do what she previously considered unthinkable sabotage the launch A literal ticking time bomb with a taut engrossing story filled with breathtaking suspense and superb characters with startling tragedies from their past that bear on the presentDavid Gerrold s A Brief Explanation of How Budapest Became the Taco Capital of the World Dr Rombach at Caltech discovers a strange geographical anomaly that at first seems to be limited in size But as it expands what kind of effect will it have on Los Angeles and the world at large An absurdist piece that is both involving and funny skewering politicians governmental groupthink and several other professions as well by how they react to this strange eventDebra Doyle James D Macdonald s Gertrude of Wyoming It s 1961 and in an America fractured into smaller nations Gertrude is just an ordinary citizen visiting a Pittsburg nightclub But when she s accosted by someone accusing her of espionage we start to realize there s going here than meets the eye A shrewd and intelligent thriller with several unexpected turns of the plot that keep you guessing right to the very endPeter David s Moose and Suirrel With Alaska torn by civil war governor Sarah Palin must defend the northern region from the invasion by the new southern Alaska governor and his forces But who is this man and why did this struggle get so personal Filled with eual parts harrowing action and uproarious humor this timely yet hysterical tale will leave you in stitches while making you hold your breath in excitement at whatever outlandish thing happens nextThese are all creatively impressive stories here with spying on other nations to craftiness in manipulating history for one s own selfish gains to using natural resources private corporations and superior technology to gain an advantage over an adversary There s also plenty of secession from and annexation of other territories As for all of the fascinating characters we get to meet you can t help but root for them to succeed no matter what odds they face From humorous to thrilling to tragic loss and personal agendas these are diverse storytelling styles being utilized here so much so that there is a story in this anthology that will appeal to everyoneI love alternate history stories and this collection hits all the right notes for me visionary writing ingenious storytelling world building done with a lot of forethought and impressive attention to detail These are alternate Americas I would never have dreamed of that whisked me away and completely immersed me in the tales they had to tell I thoroughly enjoyed each and every story in this anthologyPlease note I was given a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review

Free download ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Glenn Hauman

Altered States Of The Union

Summary Altered States Of The Union ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Glenn Hauman ¶ 8 Summary Free download ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Glenn Hauman Ck author of  The Presidential Book of Lists Ranking the Vice Presidents and Ranking the First Ladies•   Aaron Rosenberg Sidewise Award finalist for best short form alternate history•   Anne Toole Emmy award winning author of The Lizzie Bennet Diariesand Russ Colchamiro Keith RA DeCandido Debra Doyle James D Macdonald Brendan DuBois Malon Edwards GD Falksen Robert Greenberger Glenn Hauman Alisa Kwitney Gordon Linzner Sarah McGill Meredith Peruzzi Mackenzie Reide and Ramón Terrell. I love the writers at Crazy8sI love this bookAnd I learned a few thingsFinding the change point in this kind of book is always interesting even when the author gives it to you up front Seeing the development of What If is the best partRead this nowHow different America could beChilling

Glenn Hauman ¶ 8 Summary

Summary Altered States Of The Union ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Glenn Hauman ¶ 8 Summary Free download ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Glenn Hauman Cience fiction and fantasy authors explore the frontiers of over a score of different lands in ALTERED STATES OF THE UNIONFeaturing stories by•   David Gerrold award winning author and writer of the legendary Star Trek episode The Trouble with Tribbles•   New York Times best selling authors Peter David and Michael Jan Friedman•   David Silverman the president of American Atheists and author of Fighting God and Hildy Silverman publisher of Space and Time•    Ian Randal Stro. Disclaimer I am friends with some of the authors in this anthology however I purchased the hardcopy version of this book for full priceThis was a fun collection of different story telling styles that explored how events might have been altered in the history of the United States of America Most of the stories were solid and enjoyable especially those that included representation from the continent s indigenous populations As noted in the introduction this book was published prior to Donald Trump s election unfortunately the warnings sounded in these pages still ring all to accuratelySpecial shout outs go to Shall Not Perish From the Earth by Ian Randal Strock for the interesting narrative style and We Seceded Where Others Failed by Keith RA DeCandido for the much needed boost of levity And though I didn t feel that David Gerrold s A Brief Explanation of How Budapest Became the Taco Capital of the World necessarily fit the brief of alternate history story it was a solid and entertaining work of science fictionFavorite Story The City of Oil and Paint by Sarah McGill Fascinating premise and gorgeous writing style I wanted to fall into this world and never wake upStory I d Like Expanded Into a Novel Gertrude of Wyoming by Debra Doyle James D MacDonald This action packed spy thriller had all the intrigue of a Bond story but Gertrude had no need to supplement her awesomeness with hi tech toys I fell in love with this character AND the world she inhabits and I d love to know about both