Woohoo! Just received my complimentary copies of The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories which I've co-edited with Ian Watson. Fantastic to finally see it in the flesh (or rather paper). Delighted with the way the book has turned out. Not released until February, but the book can be pre-ordered at a good discount via Amazon: The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories: Amazon.co.uk: Ian Watson, Ian Whates: Books What Amazon doesn't give is the contents list, so... Ian Watson and Ian Whates -- Introduction James Morrow – THE RAFT OF THE TITANIC Ken MacLeod – SIDEWINDERS Eugene Byrne & Kim Newman – THE WANDERING CHRISTIAN Suzette Hayden Elgin – HUSH MY MOUTH Harry Harrison & Tom Shippey – A LETTER FROM THE POPE Esther Friesner – SUCH A DEAL A A Attanasio – INK FROM THE NEW MOON Pat Cadigan – DISPATCHES FROM THE REVOLUTION Fritz Leiber – CATCH THAT ZEPPELIN Paul McAuley – A VERY BRTITISH HISTORY Rudy Rucker – THE IMITATION GAME Keith Roberts – WEINACHTSABEND Kim Stanley Robinson – THE LUCKY STRIKE Marc Laidlaw – HIS POWDER’D WIG, THIS CROWN OF THORNES Judith Tarr – RONCESVALLES Ian R MacLeod – THE ENGLISH MUTINY Chris Roberson – O ONE Harry Turtledove – ISLANDS IN THE SEA George Zebrowski – LENIN IN ODESSA Pierre Gévart – THE EINSTEIN GUN Robert Silverberg – TALES FROM THE VENIA WOODS Gregory Benford – MANASSAS AGAIN Pamela Sargent – THE SLEEPING SERPENT Frederik Pohl – WAITING FOR THE OLYMPIANS Stephen Baxter – DARWIN ANATHEMA About the Authors We've tried to collect the very best Alternative History stories under one cover, so there are some real classics (such as Leiber's "Catch that Zeppelin" and KSR's "Lucky Strike"), some overlooked gems (such as McAuley's "A Very British History" and Attanasio's "Ink from the New Moon"), more modern masterpieces (such as Roberson's "O One" and I. MacLeod's "The English Mutiny), a first English translation (Gévart's "The Einstein Gun") and some cracking originals (Baxter, Morrow, and K. MacLeod). I really hope the book goes down well -- a lot of hard work to edit, commission and compile, but great fun as well.