On the eve of a huge, breakout success, a poor but brilliant young game developer is pulled out of her world, and time itself, by a cowboy desperately searching for the daughter he lost two hundred years ago.
We each experience and envision our own version of Topeka. In these stories, 18 writers twist the past and future to explore alternate possibilities for our community. These stories will make you question what you know about the past and frighten you about what the future could hold. What if....? Read this collection from the 2016 Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Community Novel Project.
" I fell in love. It was as simple as that. Even though I was just a child. Even though the decision was hard to make. What the skeleton, in front of me, said needed no second to think about. I boldly stepped into the middle of the road, as a flash of pink took my life. I had no doubts in my heart as I died. I was willing to die for love." A flash fiction about parallel worlds and death.
Published: July 24, 2015.
Fiction » Historical » USA
In July 1913, Civil War veterans came to Gettysburg for a now-forgotten, week-long reunion that ended in a gesture of reconciliation between North and South. Encampment asks what if black veterans had been in attendance? What if not just blue and gray but also black and white had battled through their hatred and regrets, laid down their hurts and found a way to heal history?
Jim Nelson's first collection features ten stories introducing you to a unique and unforgettable menagerie of fictive worlds that ride the fine edge of what's possible and what lays just beyond, all while remaining intensely personal, human, and enjoyable.
Happy and Glorious is an alternate history novel set in World War Two. It is based on the premise that the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious wasn't tragically lost with heavy loss of life in June 1940 but survived and went on to take part in future battles. In this book we will see how this old and now largely forgotten aircraft carrier changed the war.