My First Alternate History Novel: The Invasion of 1950

2 Sep

The year is 1950, but not the 1950 we know. The Second World War ended in 1943. Hitler never declared war on the United States and is currently master of an empire that stretches from the Atlantic coastline of France to the Ural Mountains in Russia. Hundreds of millions are dead or enslaved as Hitler’s followers make his dreams real, but the Fuhrer is still not satisfied. To the west, Britain remains independent – and, beyond it, the United States of America.

Since 1943, the world has enjoyed an uneasy peace.

That is about to change …

[As a matter of principle, all of my self-published books are DRM-free. You can do what you like with them (well, at least anything you can do with a paperback book.)]

Download a Free Sample, Read the Afterword, then buy from Amazon here!

Reviews and comments welcome!

15 Responses to “My First Alternate History Novel: The Invasion of 1950”

  1. Keith Douglas September 2, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Well, I came to leave a comment on the previous thread and ended up buying and alt-history book. Looking forward to my train journey home this evening.

  2. Pete Mack September 3, 2013 at 5:03 am #

    Hmm. WWII alt fic isn’t really my cup of tea. I did like the Royal Sorceress. Except that she (and others) “scowled” too many times!

  3. Daniel Silver September 3, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    Are there plans for any more novels set in this universe?

  4. David Yale September 6, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    I liked it. I am sure if someone worked at it they could find loose edges to pick at, the danger of writing real world as opposed to science fiction (wait,… did I actually just classify a 1950 invasion of England by the Nazi’s real world?) It kept me company waiting for my daughter to finish swim practice, let me escape the work world while I ate lunch at my desk, and distracted me from reality when I needed a break. That, sir, is the job of a fiction author.

    Now I’m starting on the Empire Corp series and I was amazed to see someone with my last name mentioned in the first book! A captain no less. Of course, he was only mentioned once, but at least you didn’t kill him. Maybe I’ll see him again further on in the series.

    Tell me though, do you really write these so quick? Or are these stories you have finished and sitting in the computer?

    Dave Yale

    • chrishanger September 7, 2013 at 5:54 am #

      Thank you! Please review I’ve been writing new stuff (The Empire’s Corps, mainly) and putting up older books too. This one is a bit older. Chris > Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 01:19:09 +0000 > To: >

  5. Colin Wright October 2, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    ‘comments welcome!’

    Since you ask…

    There are some very noticeable flaws.

    One does not cross the English Channel to get to Felixstowe — nor is Felixstowe on the English Channel. Nor would Brest be a particularly useful departure point. Rotterdam, Antwerp, Emden — sure. Not Brest.

    The Australians did not hold Tobruk for ‘nearly three years.’ Tobruk fell fifteen months after Rommel arrived in Africa. It was under siege for eight of those months. The garrison was primarily Australian for five of those months.

    These may not be particularly profound errors — but they are certainly correctable, and they do grate.

    • chrishanger October 2, 2013 at 8:58 am #

      I plead mea culpa on the first one and it will be fixed. The second one is a reflection of the alternate history. Historically, UK troops were rushed to the far east after Japan hit Pearl Harbour, while Rommel believed that he had an opportunity to push the offensive before US economic power proved decisive. In ATL, Tobruk lasted longer. Chris > Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 06:25:56 +0000 > To: >

  6. hipfx120 March 6, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    So much I want to say here, but I’ll try to keep this brief. Fantastic book! I’m always more concerned with being entertained than with nit-picky accuracy points. I was very entertained. I read your afterward and feel your decisive points are very lucid. However, I feel the biggest turning point in the war was Hitler’s “insanity”. Believing he could open a two front war, and trying to tweak his general’s plans. In short, penny wise, pound stupid. I want more from this reality. Invade Fortress Europe!

  7. Cap June 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

    Is the Invasion of 1950 available in Canada in paperback?

    • chrishanger June 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

      Not yet. Should I start work on moving it to createspace?


      Sent from my iPad


      • Nathan Daniel December 11, 2016 at 1:17 am #

        Yes, please.

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