Worlds That Weren't

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ROC, 2003 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Four award-winning authors.

Four amazing alternate histories.


In this collection of novellas, four masters of alternate history turn back time, twisting the facts with four excursions into what might have been.

Bestselling author Harry Turtledove imagines a different fate for Socrates (now Sokrates); S. M. Stirling envisions life "in the wilds of a re-barbarized Texas" after asteroids strike the earth in the 19th century; Sidewise winner Mary Gentle contributes a story of love (and pigs) set in the mid-15th century, as European mercenaries prepare to sack a Gothic Carthage; and Nebula nominee Walter Jon Williams pens a tale of Nietzsche intervening in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

I can't give a star rating to the book, since my reaction to each story is so different. I haven't read the books of Gentle & Stirling that these short stories are related to. Turtledove's "The Daimon ... Read full review

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User Review  - cissa - LibraryThing

I really liked the Stirling and the Williams novellas. The Stirling one was a return to his "Peshawar Lancers" world, but here in North America. I thought it was exciting and well-thought-out ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
61
Section 2
81
Section 3
98
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About the author (2003)

Harry Turtledove—the New York Times bestselling author of numerous alternate history novels, including The Guns of the South, How Few Remain, and the Worldwar quartet—has a Ph.D. in Byzantine history. Nominated numerous times for the Nebula Award, he has won the Hugo, Sidewise, and John Esthen Cook Awards. He lives with his wife and children in California.


S. M. Stirling is the author of numerous novels, both on his own and in collaboration. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.

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