Imagine another reality -- it's easy if you try. What if John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey had taken a sad song and made it better, continuing to play as The Beatles?
From Diversion Books, Audible.com and Stellar Productions, this is a compelling, surprising and realistic account of what might have happened, written by award-winning Hollywood writer/producer Bryce Zabel.
Once There Was a Way has won the 2018 Sidewise Award for Alternate History!
Facing tough competition, the book took first place among a panel of eight judges. The award was given at Worldcon76 in San Jose on August 19.
“We know The Beatles let it be, but what if they worked it out instead? Once There Was a Way gives life to every fan’s fantasy. Bryce Zabel has created a great adventure full of twists and turns that never were, but might have been."
Even now, when most fans hear a solo song from one of the ex-Beatles, there's a wince of regret. What if?
This novel brings The Beatles back to vibrant life as grown men entering their thirties, brothers who decide to fight a little harder to keep the band they built and the company they'd just started.
The book's cast of characters includes Hunter Thompson, Steve Jobs, Johnny Carson, Muhammad Ali, Richard Nixon, Teddy Kennedy, Linda Ronstadt, Bernardine Dohrn, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord Beeching, Ken Kesey, J. Edgar Hoover, and Stanley Kubrick. And, of course, John, Paul, George and Ringo, plus their hugely significant others; Linda, Yoko, Pattie and Maureen.
The story will surprise you. What else would you expect in a book about new Beatles adventures?
Now available as a paperback, ebook and audiobook!
The audiobook has been produced by Audible.com, and is narrated by the award-winning Gerard Doyle who also does all the voices, including a very fun interpretation of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
The design is fun like a vintage poster, the cover is tactile, the print is easy to read, and it's just the right size. Get it here.
The price is right whether you get it from Amazon to Barnes & Noble, Kindle to iBook. Usually for $5.00 or less. Get it here.
Once There Was a Way was just nominated for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History! The first BREAKPOINT novel -- Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas? — actually WON the Sidewise Award, an award previously won by Michael Chabon, Philip Roth and Harry Turtledove.
Bryce Zabel is a Hollywood writer/producer who's created five primetime TV series, written produced feature films, worked as a CNN correspondent, and served as the CEO of the Television Academy that gives out the Emmys. He's a winner himself of the Writers Guild screenwriting award for his miniseries work.
We're very proud of ONCE THERE WAS A WAY: What If The Beatles Stayed Together? by Bryce Zabel. Just nominated for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History! Available as a paperback, ebook, and audiobook, narrated by the great Gerard Doyle who also does the voices of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
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