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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...
This anthology includes stories by:
Robert Charles Wilson Jeff Vandermeer Stephen Baxter
Theodora Goss Lizz Williams Gene Wolfe
Greg Van Eekhout Alastair Reynolds Paul Park
Lucius Shepard Benjamin Rosenbaum
one world among many... eleven stories about them all
What if Lincoln never became president, and the Civil War never took place? What if Columbus never discovered America, and the Inca developed a massive, technologicallyadvanced empire? What if magic was real and a half-faerie queen ruled England? What if an author discovered a book written by an alternate version of himself?
These are just some of the possible pathways that readers can take to explore the Other Earths that may be waiting just one page away.
Taking a look at alternative history, this collection features 11 original stories about the different paths Earth might take if certain events never occurred. Authors include Robert Charles Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Alastair Reynolds, and Benjamin Rosenbaum. Original.