I’m enjoying Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From, and already thinking about which chunks I will cannibalize for my history of science and technology class next semester. Good Ideas brings together themes that Johnson has been developing for years: the networked nature of innovation, the ingenuity of cities, the power of thinking across disciplines and scales. It’s [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Alternate History'
November 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments
March 10th, 2010 · 21 Comments
Vikings vs. Samurai!
February 2nd, 2010 · 7 Comments
Build your own alternate universe.
January 13th, 2010 · Comments Off
Not especially funny as Onion articles go, but it actually could be a TV show: New Alternate Reality Series on Island Where South Won Civil War.
December 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments
John Scalzi calls them “The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials,” but they read like alternate TV history to me.
December 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments
“I, Robot meets the Risorgimento,” says my man Mike G. From a humongous thread of alternate geography at alternatehistory.com.
September 22nd, 2009 · 24 Comments
Was Cthulhu a railroad? The wires–or tentacles–connecting the Ghostbusters, H.P. Lovecraft, Aleister Crowley, Frank Norris, BLDGBLOG, AT&T, and me.
September 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments
An apocalyptic alternate history from my buddy Mark Rayner. Contains 100% of your CanCon RDA.
July 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments
What the hell, it’s Canada Day, I can re-recycle my alternate Canadian histories from six (egad) years ago.
April 15th, 2009 · Comments Off
Sweet! Important events in history that never occurred today. (Link fixed!) See, frex, today’s tale of President Gerald L.K. Smith.