Tales from the Vatican Vaults: 28 extraordinary stories
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...more
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! ...more
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 ...more