“At the end of World War 2 the Nazis fled to the dark side of the moon, built a Lunar base in the shape of a giant swastika and established a Fourth Reich.”
Well, of course they did. Everyone knows that. Oh wait! No, that’s the plot of Iron Sky, which was released last month.
I remember seeing the trailer months back and thinking it looked fantastically mad – it seems the final cut lived up to my personal hype, so I’ll be sure to pick it up on DVD at some point. (Somehow I doubt it’s going to get a cinema release down here in Brazil any time soon.)
From a writerly perspective, I’ve never really considered writing alternate history sci-fi. Not that it wouldn’t be interesting to do – the problem is my knowledge of actual history. It’s… limited, shall we say. I studied it in school until the age of fourteen, and since then my only education has been proofreading my fiancées undergrad essays on art during the Renaissance. Bit limited.
Unless – maybe a novel about Leonardo da Vinci inventing cryogenics, freezing himself for 400 years, and awakening just in time to use his inventions to help the Allies win World War II!
Or 480 years, and have him fight Moon Nazis.
Full review of Iron Sky at Science Fiction World here.