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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“These novellas are superior works…well worth the attention of science fiction and historical fiction readers.” –Strange Horizons
About Harry Turtledove
Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the Hot War books (Bombs Away and… More about Harry Turtledove
About Walter Jon Williams
Nebula Award-winner Walter Jon Williams is the author of twenty-two volumes of fiction, as well as screenplays for film and television. A fourth degree black belt from the American Kenpo Academy, he lives in rural New Mexico with his wife,… More about Walter Jon Williams
About S. M. Stirling
S.M. Stirling was born in Metz, France; his father was a Newfoundlander of Scots descent, and his mother an Englishwoman who grew up in Peru. Raised in Europe, Africa, and North America, his interests include history, travel, anthropology, and the… More about S. M. Stirling
Published by Ace Jul 05, 2005| 320 Pages| ISBN 9781101212639