It's your own damn fault for coming up with a pithy yet eloquent and completely right quote.There's some sort of bet about how often that 'peasants not kings' quote can be cited, right? Every time it makes me feel guilty about how little my writing measures up to that standard....
Good review, though!
I'm defo up for a world tour of how non european countries react to a german win.This is the only story I've heard of going "so if Nazis won, what's it like in Canada" which seems weird
It’s an excellent quote and if anything does seem to come with most serious AltHist writers I’ve noticed on the forum. Trying to write more from more common viewpoints and all that.There's some sort of bet about how often that 'peasants not kings' quote can be cited, right?
I can't think of another sub-genre that's true of (and comes back to "Is AH A Genre Or A Setting")We are a strange genre in that so many of our classics were written by dilettantes who never touched it again
What more is genre than just certain traits repeated? I wonder if the framework TVTropes uses to discuss 'from clones to genre' applies to the AH genre growing out of people who liked that collection of one-off works.This stands out in the last paragraphs:
I can't think of another sub-genre that's true of (and comes back to "Is AH A Genre Or A Setting")
That's a good point, though I get the impression that usually kicks in (maybe not for films) when they're copying something a creator does more than once - like, technothrillers are copying Tom Clancy and not just one Tom Clancy book, same with the Twilight and Harry Potter series, GRR Martin's Song of Fire and Ice etc. But AH seems like if technothrillers were inspired by The Hunt For Red October, while Tom Clancy was off writing Westerns for most of his career and the kiddie spinoff Tom Clancy's Net Horse Explorers.