Honored in the Rainbow Awards, Dusk Peterson writes suspenseful historical speculative fiction with diverse characters: alternate history, historical fantasy, and retrofuture science fiction. Friendship, romantic friendship, and romance often occur in the stories. For e-books and more online fiction, visit duskpeterson.com (for adult readers) or ya.duskpeterson.com (for young adult readers). Story updates for adult readers are announced at duskpeterson.dreamwidth.org.

=== Current Series ===


Turn-of-the-Century Toughs is a cycle of diverse alternate history series about adults and youths on the margins of society, and the people who love them. Set in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the novels and stories take place in an alternative version of America that was settled by inhabitants of the Old World in ancient times. As a result, the New World retains certain classical and medieval customs.
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  • JoinedJune 15, 2014

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Stories by Dusk Peterson
Emancipation [Juneteenth story / alternate history] (Turn-of-the-Century Toughs) by duskpeterson
Emancipation [Juneteenth story / alternate history] (Turn-of-the-Cent... Adventure
"They always held their breaths when the soldiers passed by, but so far, no battles had been held anywhere near Doughoregan Manor or any of its quarters. And sometimes a posse set out with the hounds, to hunt...
Survival School [alternate history] (Turn-of-the-Century Toughs) by duskpeterson
Survival School [alternate history] (Turn-of-the-Century Toughs) Adventure
"This is the right place for you, boy. They'll school you here to be a right-standing man, one who can keep control over his actions, like any good man should. You just got to keep yourself open to learn and t...
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