The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century

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ISBN: 9780345449511
Year of publication: 2001

The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century


Author:
Larry Niven
Martin H Greenberg
Poul Anderson
Bruce Sterling
Gregory Benford
Greg Bear
Harry Turtledove
Susan Shwartz
William Sanders
Brad Linaweaver
Jack L Chalker
Kim Stanley Robinson
Allen Steele
Nicholas A DiChario
Ward Moore
Lewis Shiner

Genre:
Alternative history


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THE BEST ALTERNATE HISTORY STORIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY Edited by Harry Turtledove with Martin H. Greenberg INTRODUCTION Harry Turtledove WHAT IF… Most science-fiction ideas don’t come naturally. Most take a degree of intellectual sophistication that came only with the Industrial Revolution. It’s hard to write about the effects of technology before there’s much in the way of technology to write about. But alternate history isn’t like that. It’s as natural as those two mournful little words up there. What if… What if I’d married Lucy instead of Martha, George instead of Fred? What would my life be like? Would I be richer? Happier? What would our kids have been like, if we’d had kids? What if there hadn’t been that traffic accident that clogged three lanes of the freeway, so I wasn’t late to the interview? How would things have looked if I’d got that job? Or—let’s not think small—what if I won the lottery? How would I live if I had sixty million...

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