Hanson Hovell Holladay


A writer of Alternate History and Science Fiction, Hanson Hovell Holladay creates characters and scenarios based on factual events and individuals of the Second World War and Soviet Space Programme. As a teenager, Holladay desired a career in the Film Industry, having written and produced numerous short “backyard” B flicks. An introduction to Creative Writing in 2007, led to his ultimate passion of becoming a writer of fiction.

In possession of a lyrical, yet realistic writing style, the works of Holladay combine the facts and theories of mainstream history with those of Conspiracy, concocting the ideal scenarios of late night radio for those who see beyond the lens of textbook history. Holladay holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University, where he was distinguished for his exceptional creativity with three Course Director Awards and the Advanced Achievement Award. His intimate knowledge of twentieth century warfare and attention to historical detail lend an authenticity to his work.

Holladay’s works have been published in both electronic magazines and anthologies in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Currently, he is in the process of completing his first novel for publication, titled “Grozny,” a story of interstellar terror buried beneath the foundation of a Stalinist social experiment.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My memory isn't the best, unfortunately, but the first story that I recall - not only having read, but absorbed - is "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson. I can remember the book, clear as day, just before I went to see the film in theaters with Will Smith. Now, please know that long before Smith's picture I saw the original with Vincent Price, produced back in the 1950s. Between the two, the original is more accurate to Matheson's work. However, I could not - and still cannot - help but feel that there has never been a true portrayal of this magnificent story.
What do you read for pleasure?
Overall, I mostly read Non-Fiction. The reason for this is because I use historical events and various enigmas and anomalies as inspiration for story ideas, usually combining the genres of Alternate History and Science Fiction. As far as an excellent example of these two genres combined, I definitely recommend Henry Turtledove and his WorldWar series.
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Making Sense of Jacob Klaus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In possession of hope, a young man sets out across the ice of the Arctic to search for an alternate existence, one different from the cold, underground darkness of his home.
Pumpkin and the Pocket Watch
Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The tale of a dog - a product of the Great War, "Pumpkin and the Pocket Watch" portrays the horrors of survival in the streets of war-torn Europe.

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