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December 23, 2013

Lou Antonelli explores alternate worlds and secret histories in his newest collection: The Clock Struck None.

From airships lost between universes, to golems winning the fight against racism, Lou Antonelli explains the many ways the world might have been in his newest collection, The Clock Struck None. Dip into this collection of previously published tales, where you’ll experience:
* technology suppressing magic in an apartheid-like state
* ancient civilizations that succumb to their own nuclear holocausts
* alternate worlds in which Christianity is just one of many minor Earth-bound religions, and others where it rules and spans outer space
* how America’s westward expansion would have happened if the New Madrid earthquake had allowed the North American inland sea to reform

Here you’ll find Antonelli’s version of Brigadoon, and of the sinking of the Titanic and the Carpathia. You’ll visit alternate realities that have been hiding Neanderthals, and pick up the lost photos of what might have been. With cameo appearances by O. Henry, Robert E. Howard, and Rod Serling, join this wild ride and delve into demonic possession, immortality, and the infinite variety of other worlds.

Includes the 2013 Sidewise Award for Alternate History finalist short story “Great White Ship.”

Lou Antonelli is a modern speculative fiction author with classic sensibilities, honed by a long career as a newspaperman.

Fantastic Books is also the publisher of Antonelli’s first collection, Fantastic Texas (ISBN: 978-1-60459-911-4), which is available in both trade paperback and ebook editions.

For more information on Lou Antonelli, see http://www.louantonelli.blogspot.com/

The Clock Struck None: a collection of alternate and secret history short stories
by Lou Antonelli
$14.99, 274 pages, trade paperback
To be published by Fantastic Books on February 14, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61720-944-4