by Vaughan Stanger Publish: Sep 11, 2012Historical MysteriesHistorical FictionScience Fiction
This ebook collects two of my war-themed alternate history tales, namely The Peace Criminal and The Eye Patch Protocol. Both of these short stories should appeal to lovers of thought-provoking, character-based speculative fiction that explores the great "what ifs" of Twentieth Century history.
The Peace Criminal tells the tale of an exceptionally old and embittered soldier whose memories of The Great War and its aftermath differ radically from the events recorded in our history books. Surely he can't be believed? But if we do choose to believe him, what does that tell us about our longings for a better, or at least different, world?
If you've every wondered what would have happened if The Cold War had turned hot, or perhaps simply love the gleaming jet aircraft of the 1960s, then The Eye Patch Protocol is a story you'll want to read. Just cover one eye, fire up the engines and hope for the best, while delivering the worst.
This is the first time either story has appeared in ebook form.
BIOGRAPHY Formerly an astronomer and more recently a research project manager working in a defense and aerospace company, Vaughan Stanger is now a full-time writer of science fiction and fantasy. His thirty-nine published short stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Postscripts, Nature Futures, and Interzone, amongst others, and have been translated into seven foreign languages. Vaughan is a member of the British Science Fiction Association and the British Fantasy Society. He has attended the Milford SF Writers Conference five times and is a first reader for submissions sent to Albedo One magazine. Later this year, he is co-curating an evening of near-future fiction readings for Virtual Futures. Vaughan expresses his concerns about the future in his fiction, but still craves the holiday on the Moon he remembers being promised as a child.
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