Nick Gevers, Jay Lake
Penguin, Apr 7, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
Eleven original stories about the different paths our world might've taken...
Alternate history explores the many possible directions our world could follow if certain key events didn't occur at all or were changed in some crucial way. Is our Earth the only Earth, our reality the only one that exists? Or are there many parallel worlds and societies, some very similar to ours, some barely recognizable?
Lincoln had never become president, and the Civil War had never taken place?
Columbus never discovered America, and the Inca developed a massive, technologically advanced empire?
Magic was real and a half-faery queen ruled England?
Hitler and Germany won the war because America never got involved?
Many of the world's religions were totally commercialized, their temples run like casinos, religions deisgned purely for profit?
An author discovered a book written by an alternate version of himself?
These are just some of the possible pathways that you can take to explore the Other Earths that may be waiting just one event away...
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Great StoriesUser Review - auntfran - Overstock.com
Like most anthologies I adored a couple of the stories liked most of the rest and had to plow through one of them. Ive been reading science fiction forever and alternate histories even if set in the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jvstin - LibraryThing
Alternate history is one of my favorite subgenres in Science Fiction, and it is a subgenre that lends itself as well to the short story as to the novel. The sting in the tail in realizing just where ... Read full review