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A captivating collection of original science fiction and fantasy stories based on the same alternate world premise: a collection of documents that have been suppressed by the Vatican and hidden away for years, in some cases centuries, are revealed when the vaults are thrown open by a reforming pope.

In this alternate reality, Pope John Paul (I) does not die a month after hi

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Paperback, 576 pages
Published August 6th 2015 by Robinson
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Anton
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be warned, this is a VERY mixed bag anthology. My stars are solely for KJ Parker's short story (reason I got this book in a first place).

KJ Parker just keep on failing to disappoint me :) The story here is a real gem with musings on duality of good and evil (inspired by Borgia papacy). Excellent short form fiction!
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Matt Mitrovich
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted here: http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/11/...

Secret history isn’t alternate history, but it can still be fun to read. While alternate history involves authors changing history as we know it, secret history keeps history as it, only the motivations and reasons for certain historical events are changed or, to put it another way, the true reasons are revealed. The scholarly side of this genre is known as “historical revisionism“. There scholarly historians reinterpret the histori
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Francis Fabian
Ok selection of SF & Fantasy short stories. I'm not a bif fantasy reader (apart from Tolkien, not at all really) And it didn't put the boot in enough. ...more
Robert
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting collection of short stories
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