A collection of alternate and secret history short stories! From airships lost between universes, to golems winning the fight against racism, Lou Antonelli explains the many ways the world might have been. 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. Table of Contents: Introduction by Scott A. Cupp Great White Ship Hearts Made of Stone The Centurion and the Rainman Meet Me at the Grassy Knoll After Image Double Exposure Across the Plains The Relic Damascus Interrupted Twilight on the Finger Lakes The Goddess of Bleecker Street The Starship Theodora The Dragon's Black Box Tell Gilgamesh I'm Sorry Re-Opening Night The Hideaway Airy Chick Pirates of the Ozarks Barsoom Billy Ladybug, Ladybug Black Hats and Blackberrys Mak Siccar The Quantum Gunman Encounter in Camelot My Ugly Little Self The Amerikaan Way Insight Wet and Wild Reviews: "Antonelli's tales are logical, believable, and thoroughly enjoyable.... I found the stories in The Clock Struck None to be fresh and original, and most importantly, entertaining. None of them were like anything I've read recently. Antonelli has unique voice. It's easy to see from reading the stories in The Clock Stuck None why he was a finalist last year for a Sidewise Award." —Keith West, Amazing Stories Chosen as a "Best Bet for Speculative Fiction Books—February 2014" by Kirkus Reviews
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