The Books

Each of the books are written to be read on their own but the events portrayed within them all follow a common timeline starting from 27th October 1962. This chronological order is displayed below, you will see that six of the books cover pretty much the same period in time, albeit from completely different perspectives, but that the others do not. Elsewhere there is overlap between the three different series, Main, USA & Australia but not such as to make it counter-productive to read the books in chronological sequence.

Operation Anadyr

Operation Anadyr

    The Cuban Missiles Crisis didn’t end peacefully and the ‘swinging sixties’ didn’t happen. On Saturday 27th October 1962 American and Soviet geopolitical brinkmanship resulted in the most terrible war in human history. The forever changed world that remained when...

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Aftermath

Aftermath

The Cuban Missiles Crisis went wrong and now the American people are about to start living with the consequences of the catastrophe. From New England to the Pacific North West, from Washington DC to San Francisco Americans confront their worst nightmare. Nobody wins a...

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Cricket on the Beach

Cricket on the Beach

Timeline 10/27/62 is set in a World in which the Cuban Missiles Crisis went wrong and the swinging sixties never happened. The thermonuclear madness might not have reached as far south as Australasia, but in the weeks and months after the Cuban Missiles War many more...

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Operation Manna

Operation Manna

In the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe of the Cuban Missiles War of October 1962 the British government and its surviving Commonwealth allies were in a state of shock. In Britain, the priority was to restore the rule of law, to begin to piece together what was...

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Love Is Strange

Love Is Strange

Love is Strange is Book 2 of the alternative history series Timeline 10/27/62. Love is Strange picks up the story a year and a month after the terrifying events in Operation Anadyr, Book 1 of the Timeline 10/27/62 Series. In a partially devastated world in which...

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California Dreaming

California Dreaming

‘California Dreaming’ is Book 2 of the alternative history series Timeline 10/27/62 – USA. It is November 1963 – thirteen months after the Cuban Missiles Crisis went horribly wrong. In this timeline the swinging sixties are not going to happen and the survivors, far...

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The Pillars of Hercules

The Pillars of Hercules

The Ancient Greeks called the Straits of Gibraltar the ‘Pillars of Hercules’. The Rock of Gibraltar was the northern pillar; Monte Hacho in Ceuta its probable southern analogue. To the ancients, the Pillars of Hercules delineated the western end of the known...

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The Great Society

The Great Society

‘The Great Society’ is the third verse of the American story of Armageddon. To its friends and enemies alike the United States seems to have emerged from the October War battered, bruised but invincible. However, thirteen months after the cataclysm terrible wounds...

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Red Dawn

Red Dawn

It is January 1964 in an alternative timeline in which the swinging sixties never happened. The fires of Washington DC have been extinguished and there is a new but fragile rapprochement between the old trans-Atlantic allies. But both old allies are afflicted with...

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The Burning Time

The Burning Time

It is February 1964 in a World in which the ‘swinging sixties’ never happened. The atomic mushroom clouds over the Mediterranean have dispersed and now as the World teeters on the brink of a new thermonuclear war, it is dawning on the ‘victors’ that their ‘victory’,...

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Tales of Brave Ulysses

Tales of Brave Ulysses

Tales of Brave Ulysses is Book 6 of the alternative history series Timeline 10/27/62. Ulysses is the English form of Ulixes, which in turn is the Latin form of the Greek Odysseus, hero Homer’s ‘Iliad’ that tells the story of the great Trojan Wars, and the ‘Odyssey’...

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A Line in the Sand

A Line in the Sand

It is April 1964 in a World in which the ‘swinging sixties’ never happened. Two Soviet tank armies have fallen on Iran and are poised to pour down from the Zagros Mountains onto the Iraqi floodplains of the Tigris and the Euphrates like wolves upon the fold. The Shah...

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The Mountains of the Moon

The Mountains of the Moon

Two Soviet tank armies have fallen on Iran and are pouring down from the Zagros Mountains onto the Iraqi floodplains of the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers like wolves upon the fold. The Shah of Iran is dead, Tehran has been destroyed by a nuclear strike, and the...

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Ask Not Of Your Country

Ask Not Of Your Country

To its friends and enemies alike the United States seems to have emerged from the October War battered, bruised but invincible.  However, twenty months after the cataclysm terrible wounds remain unhealed and the nation of liberty is riven by conflict. What price unity...

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All Along The Watchtower

All Along The Watchtower

    A little over twenty months have passed since the cataclysm of October 1962. It is a minute before midnight in Philadelphia on 4th July 1964 in a World stumbling inexorably towards a second, even more, catastrophic nuclear war. The United States, the Soviet Union...

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The American Dream

The American Dream

It is November 1964: there has been a bitterly contested Presidential election; the war in the Midwest has become bogged down in the rain and the cold of the coming winter; the peace conference is deadlocked at the old United Nations building in Manhattan; and the...

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Crow On The Cradle

Crow On The Cradle

It is January 1965 in a World in which the Cuban Missiles Crisis went horribly wrong and the ‘swinging sixties’ never happened. In the United States a new President has entered the White House; in Britain the country will shortly be going to the polls for the first...

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1966 & All That

1966 & All That

Over forty months have passed since the Cuban Missiles Crisis went horribly wrong in a world in which the ‘swinging sixties’ never happened. In America the Administration is mired in domestic scandals and an unwinnable proxy war with both China and Russia in Korea; in...

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Only In America

Only In America

    In a world in which the Cuban Missiles Crisis went disastrously wrong and the ‘swinging sixties’ never happened on New Year’s Day 1966 the United States finds itself suddenly under attack and plunged into a Second Civil War. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have...

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Football In The Ruins

Football In The Ruins

    The World Cup of 1966 was forever to be remembered in legend as the time when ‘football in the ruins’ triumphed, albeit briefly, over the madness and mendacity of the princes who had wrecked the northern hemisphere that day in October 1962. Sport is subtext,...

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