Alternate History Top Ten List by AshleyRose Sullivan (GUEST POST)

AshleyRose Sullivan's Silver Tongue is a wonderful new Alternate History novel with elements of the fantastical so, keeping with the theme, we've invited her by to share her top 10 alternate history tales . . . in no particular order:

10- Inglorious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino

9- Mirror, Mirror” Star Trek: The Original Series, Jerome Bixby

8- The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller (Alternate future but too good to miss)

7- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

6- The Manhattan Projects, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra

5- Alt Hist: Journal of Alternate Historical Fiction, ed. Mark Lord

4- The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick

3- Sidewise in Time” Murray Leinster

2- Nowhere Men, Eric Stephenson, Nate Bellegarde and Jordie Bellair

1- Watchmen, Alan Moore


About the Author

Born and raised in Appalachia, AshleyRose Sullivan now lives, writes, and paints in Los Angeles. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University and her first novel, Awesome Jones: A Superhero Fairy Tale is available from Seventh Star Press. She can be found at her website or her blog, My Year Of Star Trek.

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About the Book

Silver Tongue
by AshleyRose Sullivan

The Colonies lost the Revolutionary War. Now it's 1839 and the North American continent is divided into three territories: New Britannia, Nueva Espana, and Nouvelle France where seventeen-year-old Claire Poissant lives. Claire has a magical way with words-literally. But a mystical power of persuasion isn't the only thing that makes her different. Half-French and half-Indian, Claire doesn't feel at home in either world. Maybe that's why she's bonded so tightly with her fellow outcasts and best friends: Phileas, a young man whose towering intellect and sexuality have always made him the target of bullies, and Sam, a descendant of George Washington who shares the disgraced general's terrible, secret curse.

But when Sam's family is murdered, these bonds are tested and Claire's special ability is strained to its limits as the three hunt the men responsible into dangerous lands. Along the way they cross paths with P.T. Barnum, William Frankenstein and other characters from both history and fantasy as they learn the hard way that man is often the most horrific monster and that growing up sometimes means learning to let go of the things you hold most dear.


  1. Inglorious Basterds is one that everyone wishes had happened. (And such a great movie.)

  2. I haven't seen most of those as alternate history genre... Hope THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE series at SyFy will be good this December


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