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A Bit of Luck

A Bit of Luck


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Twenty short stories that revisit a historical event and rewrite how it could have been different if one small thing had changed.

History may be written by the victors, but it is not always written in stone.
It comes down to a bit of luck.

What if the histories of Billy the Kid, Vlad Dracula, and Jack the Ripper had a new twist, an alternate history? What if the fictional world of The Great Gatsby had a hidden tale?

The stories that connect the past to the present can lead us into a world we never imagined.

Get a glimpse of history in a new light.

A Bit of Luck: Alternate Histories in Honor of Eric Flint.

Available in audiobook format here! Narrated by Brenda McGinnis.

Table of Contents

“For Want of a Hat” © 2024 Kate Dane
“Not on Our Watch” © 2024 Kevin Ikenberry
“Syracuse, the Eternal City” © 2024 Stephen and Carolyn Stein
“The Doom of Egypt” © 2024 Julia V. Ashley
“Divine Calm” © 2016 Charles E. Gannon (Originally published in 101 Stumbles in the March of History. Edited by Bill Fawcett. [New York: New American Library, 2016].)
“A Ruinous Rent” © 2024 L. A. Selby
“A Brother’s Oath” © 2024 Laughing Briar Books, LLC
“Xiào Shùn” © 2024 Lehua Parker, LLC
“Kutuzov at Gettysburg” © 2024 B. Daniel Blatt
“The Notorious Lawman Billy the Kid” © 2024 Edward J. Knight
“Out of Habit” © 2024 Julie Jones
“Aces High” © 2024 Jennifer M. Roberts
“Rufus and the Wizard of Wireless” © 2024 Stace Johnson
“G-Gals” © 2024 Kendrai Meeks
“Collateral Loss” © 2024 Fulvio Gatti (Originally published in Tick Tock. Five Hundred Fiction #1. Edited by Ben Thomas and D. Kershaw [Black Hare Press, 2020].)
“Boulder Choke” © 2024 Carrie Callahan
“This Was Your Life (Play It Again, Sam)” © 2024 Mary Pletsch
“The Unnamed” © 2024 Gamaliel Martinez (Originally published in Parallel Worlds: The Heroes Within. Edited by L. J. Hachmeister and R.R. Virdi [Lakewood, CO: Source 7 Productions, 2019].)
“Three Times the Power, Four Times the Pain” © 2024 Akis Lindardos
“Entropy Ranch” © 1990 WordFire, Inc. (Originally published in Starshore, Winter 1990.)

A Bit of Luck was released in audiobook, trade paperback, jacketed hardcover, and eBook formats on February 9, 2024.

eBook ISBN: 978-1-68057-611-5
Trade paperback ISBN: 978-1-68057-612-2
Jacketed hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68057-613-9
Library of Congress Control Number: 2023947220

Editor: Lisa Mangum

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