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  1. T

    Kenya to Egypt

    Any help would be grateful, the story that I'm working on was set in 1893. So, my question is how would the MC get from Kenya to Egypt? I had an idea where the MC gets involved in an attack by The Tuareg on a train. You see, the MC is heading to Egypt. So, would it be possible of that he landed...
  2. F

    Separating documentarism, fiction, speculation and the "alternative".

    The viewpoint here is separating historical documentarism, fiction, speculative history or alternative history may be a matter of "common sense" and up to discussion. I guess even the most "realist" historians make some guesses sometimes. That historians in general make some assumptions about...
  3. F

    Disappeared "countries" of the past Century in fiction?

    Just wonder how novellists etcetera see those "countries" (since some were rather empires, like the Austrian Hungarian or Soviet Union). They would include the before mentioned, then also Yugoslavia, Checkoslovakia, the GDR, the late Ottoman Empire, the Empire of the Russian Tsars, including...
  4. F

    What label could we give such a piece of fiction ?

    ..And I will start to admit I don´t at this moment remember having read any such as historical fiction. What I think about is if it is made say as in "multi layer" (think of an archaeological excavation of a City, were as we dig deeper we dig to remains of an earlier period than those layers...
  5. M

    Nebuchadnezzer (Historical fiction)

    It is seemingly obvious that Nebuchadnezzer is not Nabû-kudurri-uṣur. Problem Nabû-kudurri-uṣur failed to conquer Egypt. Nabû-kudurri-uṣur failed to capture or destroy Tyre Prophet [נבו] is a common epithet among other biblical characters and thus his name can be interpreted ' Prophet...
  6. D

    Vampires Of Hungary: The Holy Roman Empire- First Look

    Hi All, I'm currently working on my first comic series 'Vampires Of Hungary: The Holy Roman Empire'. It will be a vmapire hroro coemdy set in Hungary in 1416 and focusing on Barbara De Cilli- check out some images here-...
  7. PoochieMoo

    The Nations of Exshire

    The backbone of any fantasy world are the countries! I currently have 10 countries in the world of Exshire. These countries are The Kingdom of Ferrin, the Arinate Empire, Athain, The Federation of Eterith, The Sultanate of Zafari, Aran, Ilryia, The Kingdom of Dragonia, Blackspire Mountains, and...
  8. F

    Historical fiction deserves a much more prominent position

    Or should I have made the headline a question? But is it not so, that history has more oe leas been pushes away, or out in the perifery of the litterary qorkd, as well as that of film etcetera? Genres like pure adventure, "contemporary" novels, fantasy and "science fiction" seems to me to be...
  9. Azad67

    Why Indians assume fiction of Padmavati to be true history?

    Judging from the comments on social media after the trailer of the film Padmavati, general Indian people actually believes that the fiction of Padmavat authored by Malik Muhammad Jaisi in 1540, is history (the film director was beaten by Rajputs for making film on their "history" in particular...
  10. R

    Irish and Welsh mythology: truth or fiction?

    Both Ireland and Wales have very rich traditions of myths and legends. Some of these stories are extremely ancient...going back to the misty, earliest Gaelic period...and seem to give enticing hints of real people and events from prehistoric or proto-historic times. Is it possible to extract...
  11. R

    Classical Chinese and Japanese prose fiction

    Which do you think are more important for world literature: the Chinese Chuanqi (short stories) or the Japanese Monogatari (full-length novels)? These date mostly from the Chinese Tang Dynasty to the Japanese early Kamakura, and represent a very vivacious, appealing kind of narrative, rich in...
  12. K

    Historical Fiction author who enjoys research

    My name is Kelli Pizarro, and I am an indie Christian Fiction author who enjoys writing historical fiction. I joined the forum to sharpen up on my history knowledge, meet others who enjoy similar discussions, and spend a senseless amount of hours reading threads! Thanks for having me!
  13. J

    Modern War Fiction

    Hi I'm probably posting in the wrong forum. Can anyone tell me of any good modern war fiction novels? I'm not interested in the cold war novels (60's, 70's or 80's) but rather novels around todays world situation such as ISIS, Russia invading's, Korea tension, China etc. I have found The Third...
  14. J

    Modern War Fiction

    Hi I'm probably posting in the wrong forum. Can anyone tell me of any good modern war fiction novels? I'm not interested in the cold war novels (60's, 70's or 80's) but rather novels around todays world situation such as ISIS, Russia invading's, Korea tension, China etc. I have found The Third...
  15. W

    Looking for some fiction set in 19th century

    Does anyone have recommendations for historical fiction set any time during the second half of the 19th century (say 1850s-90s) in any of the following locations: San Francisco, Hong Kong, Indochina, China, or the South Pacific? I don't mind if the books were written recently or back in that...
  16. Alopeias

    Original Ancient Greek Historical Fiction

    Hi guys, I don't know if this is the place for this but I'm currently working on my own historical fiction novel set in ancient Greece and I need to find some beta-readers or even just a test audience, if possible. Now, this isn't intended to be shameless self-promotion. I'm not trying to sell...
  17. Excalibur

    SS-GB

    A new series just airs: SS-GB. Germans won Battle of Britain and WW2. A British detective decides of his way in occupied Britain. I liked Man in the High Castle, i saw the first episode of this series tonight and it looks very good yet. IMDB: SS-GB (TV Mini-Series 2017? ) - IMDb Trailer...
  18. DaveK

    Seeking HF: Early Medieval Period and Byzantium

    So I imagine most of you here have a pretty high standard for scholarship within historical fiction. I absolutely loved Robert Harris's Cicero Trilogy. (Don't midn that there are four books listed. Lustrum was retitled Conspirata for US sale) What was great was reading it on my kindle...
  19. DaveK

    I wanna be a buff. Is this where I become a buff?

    :) (Seinfeld reference) Dave here! My background is actually in math, (a qualifier away from a master's) and I was interested in math history during undergrad, then realized I didn't know HISTORY history. So the last few years I've been patching that up in my "spare time." A lot of this...
  20. solx

    Temple Cleansing Fact or Fiction

    The Jesus Temple cleansing scene is considered historical by many biblical scholars due to it not being supernatural. Never mind that the courtyard was a massive area (this fact overlooked in recreations), and had armed guards (there were boxes people put money in to look after). Even if you...