Chronicles of the Second Global War

Chronicles of the Second Global War is a seven-episode alternate-history espionage serial. The time is now, but history evolved differently than in the world we know, and the geopolitical map is, while peppered with familiar cities, substantially altered. Each self-contained new episode features different characters, and each is set in a different location (or locations).

  • episode 1 — “The Patchwork Procedure” : An adventure of deceit, colonialism, and airships set in La Nouvelle France Indépendante, and its capital Québec; the New World territories of the Eternal Chinese Empire; and the Islands of Metropolitan Montreal (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #206)
  • episode 2 — “The Utopian Front”: A thriller of political betrayal taking place in the twin cities of Köln (Northern Reich) and Cologne (Utopia of France) and in Firenze (Stupefying Stories, forthcoming; first publication in Italian as Il Fronte utopista, Robotica #88, 2021)
  • episode 3 — “Winters in the White Cities”: The Serbian minister of Foreign Affairs makes a fateful decision; set in Beograd and Wien (original English-language version forthcoming; first publication in Italian as “Gli Inverni nelle città blanche”  in Tradimento e diplomazia, Robotica 89, 2021)
  • episode 4 — “The Treaty of Empress Park”: International diplomatic negotiations in a closed room in Toronto — (49th Parallels, Bundoran Press 2017, edited by Hayden Trenholm)
  • episode 5 — “Prelude to Byzantium”: Set on the Orient Express, from Paris to Constantinople (Three-Lobed Burning Eye #32)
  • episode 6 — “The Golem with a Thousand Faces”: set en route to and in Jerusalem, with flashbacks in Firenze (Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People, forthcoming; first publication in Italian as “Il Golem dai mille volti” in Spie della Seconda Guerra Globale (Robotica 90, 2021)
  • episode 7 — “Fragments of a Shattered Spy”: A spy who nurtured too many conflicting allegiances hides in Wien (original English-language version forthcoming; first publication in Italian as “Brandelli di una spia distrutta” in Spie della Seconda Guerra Globale (Robotica 90, 2021)

 

In Italian, Delos Digital serialized Chronicles of the Second Global War (Cronache della Seconda Guerra Globale) as four ebooks for its Robotica imprint