Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. Speculative Fiction. At critical moments in world history, every political, spiritual, and cultural leader foresaw a different destiny. Columbus planned a Western sea route to Asia; Hitler applied to art school twice; Joan of Arc prophesied that she would become a mother. It is out of their failures that history itself is made. But what if the history-makers succeeded in the fulfillment of their best-laid plans? In PAGES FROM THE TEXTBOOK OF ALTERNATE HISTORY, Phong Nguyen explores a myriad of pasts in which these icons of history made a different choice, and got what they wished for.
About the Author
Phong Nguyen is editor of Pleiades and author of PAGES FOR THE TEXTBOOK OF ALTERNATE HISTORY (2014) and MEMORY SICKNESS AND OTHER STORIES (2011). He directs the Unsung Masters Series, for which he edited the volume, NANCY HALE: ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF A LOST AMERICAN MASTER (2012). Nguyen teaches fiction and American literature at the University of Central Missouri, where he lives with his wife, the artist Sarah Nguyen, and their three children.