THE ALTERNATE HISTORY LIST
Version 4 - 16 July
This is a list of (nominally) SF stories involving Alternate Histories, also
known as What If? stories, Allohistory and Counterfactuals. Most of the
information comes from the many submitters (listed at the end of this posting)
and the poster's own memory, but a great deal has been cribbed from:
Hacker, Barton C., and Gordon B. Chamberlain, "Pasts that Might Have Been, II:
A Revised Bibliography of Alternative History", in ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES (ed.
Waugh and Greenberg)
In order to keep the length of the list down, only English-language stories
have been included. Even so, the list is incomplete. Your suggestions for
additional entries would be appreciated, as would corrections, amendments,
etc., to current entries. Please send submissions directly by e-mail to
email@example.com in order to guarantee consideration, as follow-up
postings to r.a.s may not be noticed. This list will be re-posted whenever
enough changes and/or additions have been made to make it worthwhile.
Despite blurring of boundaries, an attempt has been made to separate stories
into the following categories:
Alternate Histories: Story essentially limited to one alternate history. Some
multiple timeline stories are included as long as crosstime travel/
communication is not involved.
Future Glimpses: Character is given a glimpse of how history might unfold
depending on his/her actions/decisions. The future seen is not the history
Crosstime Stories: Story involves more than one potential history, with
sideways time travel often the major feature. Such stories may also include
"vertical" time travel and "different" worlds.
Changing the Past: Story involves someone changing the course of history,
either accidentally or deliberately, often after time travel into the past.
Time travel stories in which history is *not* changed are excluded.
World is "Different": Alternate world/history has different physical laws from
ours, a common theme being "magic works". The alternate world must still
be recognizably "Earth".
If you disagree with the category into which a story has been placed, please
do not hesitate to send me a message with an explanation of what its correct
category should be.
No attempt has been made to indicate which stories are "good" and which are
"poor". Sorry; perhaps in a future version.
In examining the entries, please note that:
1) A series of dashes in place of the author's name indicates that the story/
book is a sequel to or part of the same series as the story/book in the
2) Short stories are generally followed by at least one reference to where they
may be found, though not necessarily to the first publication of the story.
References to book titles include the author/editor's name only if that person
is not the author of the short story.
3) Stories are listed under their most recent incarnations. A short story which
was revised before inclusion in a novel will be listed in the entry for the
novel (e.g., Turtledove's "Archetypes" is found under AGENT OF BYZANTIUM).
Stories not revised each have an individual entry, even if a number of them
were linked up to form a larger book (e.g., the four stories in Garrett's
MURDER AND MAGIC are listed separately).
4) Abbreviations frequently used in references are:
= ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES (eds. Waugh and Greenberg)
= ALTERNATIVES (eds. Adams and Adams)
= BOOK OF ALTERNATE WORLDS (ed. Adams)
= BEYOND TIME (ed. Ley)
= The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
= HITLER VICTORIOUS (eds. Benford and Greenberg)
= Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
= IF IT HAD HAPPENED OTHERWISE (ed. Squire)
<##AWBSF) = THE 19## ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF (ed. Wollheim and Saha)
= WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN? VOL. # (eds. Benford and Greenberg)
= THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, #TH ANNUAL COLLECTION (ed. Dozois)
5) In story descriptions, times are all Anno Domini (AD; also known as CE,
Christian Era or Common Era) unless otherwise specified.
Anthologies and Other Collections:
Adams, Robert (ed.), BOOK OF ALTERNATE WORLDS
Adams, Robert, and Pamela Crippen Adams (eds.), ALTERNATIVES
Benford, Greg, and Martin H. Greenberg (eds.), HITLER VICTORIOUS
Benford, Greg, and Martin H. Greenberg (eds.), WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN? VOL. 1:
---------------------------------------------, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN? VOL. 2:
Borden, Morton, and Graham, Otis L., Jr., SPECULATIONS ON AMERICAN HISTORY
Comments: Six essays on altered American histories.
Ley, Sandra (ed.), BEYOND TIME
Snowman, Daniel (ed.), IF I HAD BEEN..., TEN HISTORICAL FANTASIES
Comments: Professional historians correct the decisions of ten historical
Squire, J.C. (ed.), IF IT HAD HAPPENED OTHERWISE: LAPSES INTO IMAGINARY
HISTORY (aka IF: OR HISTORY REWRITTEN)
Comments: Considered the definitive What If? book and includes a story by
Winston Churchill. Story selection varies between three main editions.
Waugh, Charles G., and Martin H. Greenberg (eds.), ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES:
ELEVEN STORIES OF THE WORLD AS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Comments: Includes a 60-page bibliography of alternate histories, English-
language and otherwise.
Aiken, Joan, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE
What if: The Stuarts won the Jacobite wars.
Story: Wolves plague England in the early 1800s. Otherwise, this volume is
not very alt-hist.
-----------, BLACK HEARTS IN BATTERSEA
Story: Hanoverians plot against James III.
-----------, NIGHTBIRDS ON NANTUCKET
Story: A mad scientist in New England develops a transatlantic zap-gun aimed
at St. James' Palace.
-----------, THE STOLEN LAKE
Story: A kingdom founded by Celtic refugees from the battle of Camlann is
discovered in the Andes.
-----------, THE WHISPERING MOUNTAIN
Story: The Prince of Wales (later Richard IV) has a Welsh adventure.
-----------, THE CUCKOO TREE
Story: Hanoverian plotters return, trying to disrupt the coronation of
Aldiss, Brian W., THE MALACIA TAPESTRY
What if: Humans evolved from dinosaurs rather than hominids.
Aldiss, Brian W., THE YEAR BEFORE YESTERDAY
What if: Germany won WW2.
Story: SF author Jael Cracken writes alternate history stories, with
Amis, Kingsley, THE ALTERATION
What if: Martin Luther was elected pope, and the Reformation never occurred.
Story: A boy soprano in 1970s Catholic England tries to avoid becoming a
Anderson, Poul, "In the House of Sorrows", in
What if: Assyrians captured Jerusalem and the Diasporah occurred before
Christianity could get started.
Story: Adventures of a courier originally from North Markland (=America) in
an alternate Israel/Palestine.
Anvil, Christopher, "Apron Chains", in Analog Dec 70
What if: The scientific revolution arrived early, apparently the result of a
15th century man's salvation from drowning.
Story: The discovery of the Americas is sidetracked by a NASA-like project,
while Mexicans plan an expedition of discovery east across the Atlantic.
Armstrong, Anthony, and Bruce Graeme, WHEN THE BELLS RANG
What if: Nazi Germany invaded England in 1940.
Story: How the invasion was defeated.
Bailey, Hilary, "The Fall of Frenchy Steiner", in New Worlds Jun/64 and THE
BEST FROM NEW WORLDS (ed. Moorcock)
What if: Hitler did not invade Russia.
Story: Life in occupied London, 1954.
Barbet, Pierre, and Bernard Kay (tr.), BAPHOMET'S METEOR (orig. L'EMPIRE DU
BAPHOMET), incl. in COSMIC CRUSADERS
What if: An outer-spaced alien was shipwrecked on Earth in 1118.
Story: The alien aids the Knights Templar as they set out in 1275 to save
the Holy Land and conquer the Mongols.
--------------, and C.J. Cherryh (tr.), STELLAR CRUSADE (orig. CROISADE
STELLAIRE), incl. in COSMIC CRUSADERS
Story: Outer-space sequel to the above.
Barrett, Neal, Jr., THE LEAVES OF TIME
Basil, Otto, and Thomas Weyr (tr.), TWILIGHT MAN (orig. WENN DAS DER FUHRER
What if: Germany won WW2 after dropping a nuclear bomb on London.
Story: Hitler's death 20 years later leads to a power struggle.
Belloc, Hilaire, "If Drouet's Cart had Stuck", in
What if: Louis XVI escaped Paris and was not executed.
Story: Following Lafayette's defeat of Republican forces, France sinks into
mediocrity and Britain must contend with the mighty Austrian empire.
Benet, Stephen Vincent, "The Curfew Tolls", in MIDNIGHT TRAVELER (ed. Stern)
What if: Napoleon were born much earlier, say in 1737.
Story: An Englishman residing on the Mediterranan coast of France meets a
retired, frustrated French artillery major.
Benford, Gregory, "We Could Do Worse", in
What if: US presidential elections of the 1950s occurred a little
Story: A congressman disliked by a new authoritarian regime in the US is
Bensen, Donald R., AND HAVING WRIT...
What if: An alien was shipwrecked on Earth by the Tunguska event in 1908.
Story: The alien arranges Edison's election to the US presidency, then
tries to prevent WW1.
Bernau, George, CANDLE IN THE WIND
What if: Marilyn Monroe's suicide attempt failed.
Bernau, George, PROMISES TO KEEP
What if: The US presidential assassination attempt in 1963 failed.
Story: Hunting down the conspirators. Perhaps not alt_hist, as the names of
all the historical figures are changed, to "protect the innocent"?
Bier, Jesse, "Father and Son", in A HOLE IN THE LEAD APRON
Bishop, Michael, THE SECRET ASCENSION; OR, PHILIP K. DICK IS DEAD, ALAS!
What if: SF author Phil Dick attained greater success and ended up on multi-
term President Nixon's enemies list.
Bisson, Terry, FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
What if: John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry was successful.
Boyd, John, THE LAST STARSHIP FROM EARTH
What if: Jesus of Nazareth lived to see the storming of Rome, at age 70.
Brin, David, "Thor Meets Captain America", in Jul 86, THE RIVER OF
What if: Nazi rituals resurrected the Norse pantheon.
Story: A captured American officer prepares to be sacrificed and comes face-
to-face with the god of battle.
Brunner, John, "At the Sign of the Rose", in BEYOND THE GATE OF WORLDS
What if: (see Silverberg's THE GATE OF WORLDS)
Story: The Tsar of Russia dies under suspicious circumstances and six
travelers tell their tales at an inn in Krakow.
Buckley, William F., Jr., SAVING THE QUEEN
What if: Elizabeth II and most of her family were killed in an air crash (c.
1950) and a distant cousin becomes queen.
Story: The CIA assigns Blackford Oakes to smoke out a Soviet spy in the
royal family. Queen Caroline is among the suspects.
(note: non-alt_hist series of thrillers follows)
Byrne, Robert, THE TUNNEL
What if: France and Britain started the Chunnel decades ago.
Story: Terrorists strike the nearly complete Channel Tunnel in 1973.
Cassutt, Michael, "Mules in Horses' Harness", in
What if: Lincoln was assassinated while visiting a Union hospital on 4 Jul
1863. Wasn't he?
Story: 1980 Confederate differential engineers trying to model history
explore the Great Man hypothesis.
Chesnoff, Richard Z., Edward Klein, and Robert Littell, IF ISRAEL LOST THE
What if: While Israel hoped for a diplomatic settlement, Arab forces
delivered a devastating surprise attack on 5 Jun 67.
Story: A day-by-day account of the six-day fall of Israel, and subsequent
repercussions in the US, USSR and the new UAR.
Chesterton, G.K., "If Don John of Austria had Married Mary Queen of Scots",
What if: Mary had accepted Don John's offer of marriage.
Story: An essay on England's place in Christendom and on whether it would
have accepted a Scottish Catholic queen and a Spanish prince-consort.
Churchill, Winston S., "If Lee had not Won the Battle of Gettysburg", in
and Scribner's Dec 30
What if: Jeb Stuart and his cavalry reached the battlefield a bit sooner
and rendered the necessary support to Pickett's charge needed.
Story: Some theorizing about how a Confederate defeat at Gettysburg might
have prevented the formation of the English-speaking union.
Clark, Ronald W., THE BOMB THAT FAILED (aka THE LAST DAY OF THE OLD WORLD)
What if: Klaus Fuchs sabotaged the Trinity test.
Story: With the US still fighting Japan in 1946, Soviet forces march through
a defenseless Europe, causing a strong reaction in Britain and elsewhere.
Clark, Ronald W., QUEEN VICTORIA'S BOMB
What if: Victorian England developed the atomic bomb.
Coppel, Alfred, THE BURNING MOUNTAIN: A NOVEL OF THE INVASION OF JAPAN
What if: A lightning strike disrupted the Trinity test.
Story: Operations Olympic and Coronet, the invasion of Japan.
Cooper, Edmund, "Jupiter Laughs", in
What if: Jesus of Nazareth was slain by Herod's troops.
Story: The murder of Jesus, with an epilog describing Roman satrap "Queen"
Victoria being forced to marry another satrap-prince.
Cores, Lucy, "Hail to the Chief", in
What if: The Watergate break-in went unreported.
Story: Finagling the election of 1996.
Coulson, Robert, "Soy la Libertad!", in
What if: Abolitionists block US annexation of Texas.
Story: Political intrigue in a fragmented NA following the assassination of
Texas president Lyndon Johnson.
Cox, Richard, OPERATION SEALION
What if: Hitler invaded England.
Story: The invasion is repelled. (Story is based on simulation played out
decades later by British and German officers.)
Davin, Eric L., "Avenging Angel", in FAR FRONTIERS and THE FANTASTIC CIVIL
WAR (ed. McSherry)
What if: The CSA developed a long-range rocket and fired it on Washington
during Lincoln's second inauguration, 4 Mar 1865.
Story: An explanation of its development and how it provoked the sack of
Richmond and a harsher Reconstruction.
Dean, William, "A Passage in Italics", in May 72
What if: Italy invented the first atomic bomb.
Deighton, Len, SS-GB
What if: Germany won the Battle of Britain.
Story: A Scotland Yard detective tries to raise his motherless son and
investigate a murder in occupied England.
Denton, Brad, WRACK & ROLL
What if: Roosevelt choked on a chicken bone in 1933, and Patton rolled into
Russia after the fall of Germany.
Story: NASA is destroyed by fans after a 1967 lunar disaster kills a rock
star. In 1979, her daughter goes on tour.
Dick, Philip K., THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE
What if: FDR was assassinated in 1933.
Story: Life in Japanese-occupied California.
Dickinson, Peter, KING AND JOKER
What if: Edward Duke of Clarence did not die in 1887, and became king of
England in 1910 rather than his brother George.
Story: Princess Louise (b. 1963) discovers some skeletons in the (royal)
family closet and must solve some mysteries.
Downing, David, THE MOSCOW OPTION: AN ALTERNATIVE SECOND WORLD WAR
What if: Hitler's illness results in the Wehrmacht entering Moscow.
Meanwhile, Japan triumphs at Midway.
Dvorkin, David, BUDSPY
What if: Hitler was killed by a Russian attack while visiting the Eastern
Front, and his successors reversed some of his policies.
Story: An American agent in victorious Berlin finds that many of the same
horrors continue behind the public facade.
Eklund, Gordon, "Red Skins", in Jan 81
Eklund, Gordon, "The Rising of the Sun", in
Eklund, Gordon, SERVING IN TIME
What if: Washington was defeated and captured on Long Island, and the USA
did not gain independence until 1800.
Elgin, Suzette Haden, "Hush My Mouth", in
What if: The North refused to enlist black soldiers during the Civil War,
and blacks ejected whites from the South after devastating epidemics.
Story: Blacks have found that their only common language is the oppressor's
English, and some refuse to speak until a better tongue is found.
Ellis, Charles D., THE SECOND CRASH
What if: One key creditor did not help out a failing stockbroker, thereby
provoking a Wall Street crash in 1970.
Finch, Sheila, "Old Man and C", in Amazing Nov 89 and
What if: A Swiss patent office employee quit his job to become a
Story: As the USA drops a new type of bomb in Korea, a 75-year-old Einstein
frets about whether he's wasted his life as a violin teacher.
Finch, Sheila, "Reichs-Peace", in
What if: Eva Braun persuaded Hitler to come to terms with England, and a
Pan-European federation began a 1000-year peace.
Story: An attempt to use telepathy to rescue Hitler's son from an accident
on the Moon.
Fisher, H.A.L., "If Napoleon had Escaped to America", in , Scribner's
Jan 31 and PAGES FROM THE PAST
What if: Napoleon did not surrender after Waterloo but fled to Boston.
Story: The Emperor looks for new lands to conquer and focuses on South
America, but will it be enough?
Ford, John M., THE DRAGON WAITING
What if: Julian re-established paganism in the Roman empire and Justinian
had time to consolidate his gains.
Story: What really happened to the two nephews of Britain's Richard III.
Forester, C. S., "If Hitler Had Invaded England", in Saturday Evening Post
16-30 Apr 60 and GOLD FROM CRETE
What if: Nazi Germany invaded England on 30 Jun 40.
Foster, Alan Dean, "Polonaise", in
What if: Poland became a world-dominating power.
Story: A secret Polish space project to ensure world peace.
Fowler, Karen Joy, "Game Night at the Fox and Goose", in
What if: The war of the sexes developed differently.
Garrett, Randall, "Gentlemen: Please Note", in Astounding Oct 55
What if: Newton wrote the PRINCIPIA THEOLOGICA instead of the PRNCIPIA
Story: Frustrated by government contractors, Newton changes his field of
Gatch, Tom, Jr., KING JULIAN
What if: Washington accepted the American crown, and his descendants still
Gibson, William, and Bruce Sterling, THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE
What if: Babbage perfected his *analytical* engine, and the Information Age
arrived a century early.
Story: A paleontologist accidentally acquires a set of punch cards from Ada
Byron, dropping him right in the middle of a circle of mayhem and murder.
Gotschalk, Felix C., "The Napoleonic Wars", in
Green, Roland J., "The Goodwife of Orleans", in
What if: Henry V of England did not die in 1422 and was crowned king of
Story: A young woman from the village of Arc helps preserve English power
Guedalla, Philip, "If the Moors in Spain had Won", in
What if: Ferdinands army was defeated at Lanjaron in 1491.
Story: An overview of the long history of the great, enlightened Kingdom of
Gygax, E. Gary, and Terry Stafford, VICTORIOUS GERMAN ARMS: AN ALTERNATE
MILITARY HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II, collected from Internat'l Federation of
What if: The Axis had adopted a coherent grand strategy.
Story: Detailed account of German victory in World War II, ending with
domination of Europe and Africa.
Harrison, Harry, and Tom Shippey, "Letter from the Pope", in
What if: The last Christian king in England broke with the church.
Story: In 878, Alfred receives the letter from the pope that pushes him
over the edge.
Harrison, Harry, A TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL, HURRAH! (aka TUNNEL THROUGH THE
DEPTHS), serial in Analog Apr-Jun 72
What if: Spain remained Islamic after Christian defeat in 1212, and the War
of the Roses fizzled after the early death of Louis XI.
Story: A descendant of executed rebel George Washington is in charge of
building the ultimate tunnel.
Harrison, Harry, WEST OF EDEN
---------------, WINTER IN EDEN
---------------, RETURN TO EDEN
What if: Dinosaurs did not die out and did develop intelligence.
Story: Conflict between warm climate saurians and cool climate humans.
Harrison, Harry, "The Wicked Flee", in NEW DIMENSIONS I (ed. Silverberg)
What if: Henry VIII and Martin Luther died premature deaths, aborting the
Hersey, John, WHITE LOTUS
Jones, Douglas C., THE COURT-MARTIAL OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER
What if: Custer was the sole survivor of the Little Bighorn.
Story: Just what the title says.
Kantor, Mackinlay, IF THE SOUTH HAD WON THE CIVIL WAR
What if: Grant dies on the way to Vicksburg and Lee won at Gettysburg.
Story: History of the USA, CSA and Republic of Texas after the Civil War
until reunification in the 1960s.
Knox, Ronald, "If the General Strike had Succeeded", in (exc. 1931
What if: The 1926 British general strike succeeded.
Story: An imaginary London Times of 1930 reflects the social impact of the
Kurland, Michael, and S.W. Barton, THE LAST PRESIDENT
What if: The Watergate break-ins had gone undetected.
Laidlaw, Marc, "His Powder'd Wig, His Crown of Thornes", in Omni Sep 89 and
What if: After Benedict Arnold's betrayal of West Point, George Washington
was captured, tortured and executed.
Story: 200 years later, an art curator stumbles upon AmerInds who regret
their part in Washington's torture and have elevated him to a Christ figure.
Lafferty, R. A., "Assault on Fat Mountain", in
What if: The state of Franklin resisted incorporation into the US.
Story: The US is a backwater dominated by the Republic of Appalachia.
Lafferty, R. A., "Interurban Queen", in ORBIT 8 (ed. Knight) and
What if: Trolleys took the place of the automobile in America's growth.
Story: An older man reminisces about when he had to choose between investing
in trolleys or autos, and then helps hunt down an auto outlaw.
Laski, Harold J., "If Roosevelt had Lived", in The Nation 13 Apr 46
What if: Roosevelt did not die in 1945.
Story: Ponderings on changes in America's place in the world, including
control of the bomb and the start of the Cold War.
Lawrence, Edmund, IT MAY HAPPEN YET: A TALE OF BONAPARTE'S INVASION OF
What if: The French invaded England in 1805.
Story: Once ashore, Napoleon has trouble deciding what to do next.
Leacock, Stephen, "The Hohenzollerns in America", in THE HOHENZOLLERNS IN
AMERICA, WITH THE BOLSHEVIKS IN BERLIN, AND OTHER IMPOSSIBILITIES
Leacock, Stephen, "If Germany Had Won", in THE HOHENZOLLERNS IN
AMERICA, WITH THE BOLSHEVIKS IN BERLIN, AND OTHER IMPOSSIBILITIES
Leiber, Fritz, "Catch that Zeppelin!", in Mar 75, <76AWBSF> and NEBULA
AWARDS 11 (ed. ?)
What if: Tom Edison married Marie Sklodowska, and their son's inventions
revolutionized the world. Decisive Allied victory averts Versailles diktat.
Story: Zeppelin designer Adolf Hitler dines with his son at the Empire
State Building dirigible terminal.
Lewis, Oscar, THE LOST YEARS, incl. in A TREASURY OF GREAT SCIENCE FICTION
What if: Lincoln survived Booth's assassination attempt.
Story: Lincoln's declining years.
Ley, Olga, "Checkmate", in
What if: Kerensky exiled Lenin and Trotsky.
Story: How he did it.
Linaweaver, Brad, "Moon of Ice", in Amazing Mar 82 and
What if: Nazi Germany developed nuclear weapons.
Story: Goebbel's 1960s diaries reexamine what happened.
Longmate, Norman, IF BRITAIN HAD FALLEN
What if: Nazi Germany had invaded England.
Story: After a narrative scenario of Operation Sealowe, some speculative
essays discuss the direction that the occupation would have taken.
Ludwig, Emil, "If the Emperor Frederick had not had Cancer", in
What if: Frederick did not die of throat cancer in 1888 and became Kaiser
instead of son Wilhelm.
Story: Overview of Bismarck's contruct of a network of peace treaties while
Frederick worked on liberalizing the domestic scene.
Macksey, Kenneth, INVASION: THE GERMAN INVASION OF ENGLAND, JULY 1940
What if: Hitler decided, just before Dunkirk, to invade Britain.
Story: A "campaign history" of how Germany destroyed the RAF, invaded
England and forced HM government to flee across the Atlantic.
Malzberg, Barry, "Another Goddamned Showboat", in
What if: Ernest Hemingway became a hack science fiction writer.
Story: In 1941, Hemingway is still struggling to get published when the
latest issue of Amazing arrives, featuring a story by a kid named Asimov.
Malzberg, Barry, "January 1975", in Analog Jan 75
What if: Nixon was elected president in 1960.
Story: A writer from that timeline thinks about what might have happened if
Kennedy had been elected.
Malzberg, Barry, THE REMAKING OF SIGMUND FREUD, exp. of "Emily Dickinson-
Saved from Drowning", in CHRYSALIS 8 (ed. Torgeson)
Marriott, J.A.R., "If Queen Victoria--? An Historical Phantasy", in
Fortnightly Apr 41
What if: William IV's heir was male.
Story: Effect of Britain retaining Hanover on German reunification and
Martin, George R.R. (ed.), WILD CARDS 1
-------------------------, WILD CARDS 2: ACES HIGH
-------------------------, WILD CARDS 3: JOKERS WILD
-------------------------, WILD CARDS 4: ACES ABROAD
-------------------------, WILD CARDS 5: DOWN AND DIRTY
-------------------------, WILD CARDS 6: ACE IN THE HOLE
-------------------------, WILD CARDS 7: DEAD MAN'S HAND
What if: In 1946, a genetically-tailored virus from outer space was released
in the stratosphere, killing many but giving super powers to others.
Story: A series of "mosaic novels" explores the effect of the virus during
the ensuing decades. Curiously, history isn't altered all that much.
Maurois, Andre, "If Louis XVI had an Atom of Firmness", in
What if: Louis XVI showed signs of a backbone, retaining Turgot as finance
Story: An historian from our world goes to Heaven and reads an encyclopedia
entry on the reign of Louis XVI (1774-1820).
Max, Nicholas, PRESIDENT MCGOVERN'S FIRST TERM
What if: As improbable as it may seem...
Story: McGovern gets us out of Vietnam, but himself into trouble with
Mitchell, Kirk, PROCURATOR
--------------, NEW BARBARIANS
--------------, CRY REPUBLIC
What if: Pilate spared the life of Jesus of Nazareth, so the Roman empire
was never weakened by Christianity.
Story: A 20th-century Roman general who believes in republican government
Moorcock, Michael, GLORIANA; OR, THE UNFULFILL'D QUEEN. BEING A ROMANCE
What if: Refugees from Troy founded a new empire in Britain.
Moore, Alan, and Dave Gibbon, WATCHMEN (orig. publ. as 12-issue comic book
What if: Costumed vigilantes appeared in 1939, and a real superhero with
superpowers was created in 1959 by an accident in a nuclear research lab.
Story: In 1986, Nixon is still president, someone is killing old costumed
heroes, and nuclear war looks imminent. Why are the latter two related?
Moore, Ward, "A Class with Dr. Chang", in
What if: The Sino-German alliance defeated Japan and won World War II.
Story: Students revolt in isolationist America.
Morrow, James, "Bible Stories for Adults, No. 31: The Covenant", in
What if: Moses couldn't get a replacement set for the tablets he smashed on
the golden calf.
Mullally, Frederic, HITLER HAS WON
What if: Hitler attacked the Soviet Union immediately instead of toying with
Greece and Yugoslavia. Meanwhile, Japan attacked Vladivostok.
Story: A young officer and a maverick bishop get involved in a last-ditch
attempt to topple Hitler.
Nesbitt, Mark, IF THE SOUTH HAD WON GETTYSBURG
What if: The CSA won the battle.
Story: Details of how Lee could have won the battle. Final chapter
speculates on possible historical impact.
Newman, Kim, "Famous Monsters", in Interzone 23 and
What if: Welles' broadcast of the War of the Worlds was no hoax.
Story: A Martian gets a job in Hollywood.
Nolan, William F., "The Worlds of Monty Wilson", in Amazing Jul 71 and ALIEN
What if: Robert Kennedy survived the assassination attempt by Sirhan Sirhan.
and was elected president.
Nicolson, Harold, "If Byron had Become King of Greece", in
What if: Lord Byron did not die of a fever in 1824.
Story: An overview of Byron's life from 1824 to 1854, including how he
became king of Greece in 1831 and his wife's attempts to usurp power.
Norden, Eric, THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION
What if: FDR was assassinated in 1933.
Story: Police-work in Nazi-occupied New York.
Orgill, Michael, "Many Rubicons", in
What if: MacArthur invaded China against orders and later set himself up as
Story: MacArthur turns to psychic crosstime exploration to find out where he
Overgard, William, DIVIDE
What if: Axis powers armed with jets and V-4 rockets defeat and partition
America in WW2.
Story: Thirty years later, the NA resistance develops the atomic bomb.
Padgett, Lewis, and C.L. Moore, BEYOND HEAVEN'S GATES, exp. of Padgett's
"The Portal in the Picture", in Startling Stories Sep 49 and Ace Double D-69
What if: Rome was not Christianized.
Percy, H.R., "Letter from America", in
What if: The French won the French and Indian War.
Story: A subversive activist seeks Soviet aid for a British-American revolt
against the Republic of New France.
Petrie, Charles, "If: A Jacobite Fantasy", in Weekly Westminster 30 Jan 26,
THE JACOBITE MOVEMENT: THE LAST PHASE and (1972 ed. only)
What if: The Jacobite movement succeeded.
Story: A review of the restoration of the Stuarts in 1745 by Bonnie Prince
Pohl, Frederik, "Waiting for the Olympians", in Aug 88 and
What if: Rome never fell, and aliens arrived.
Story: It is suggested to an author in a rut that he try writing a "What
If?" book, but he can't see the point of it.
Poyer, David C., THE SHILOH PROJECT
What if: Pickett's Charge succeeded and the Confederacy won at Gettysburg.
Story: Confederates plot to steal a nuclear-tipped cannon shell from the US,
causing revolts by right-wing and pro-Negro extremists.
Poyer, Joe, TUNNEL WAR
Roberts, John Maddox, KING OF THE WOOD
What if: Saxons and Vikings established strong settlements in NA.
Story: An outlaw Saxon prince from eastern NA takes part in the Mongol
conquest of Mexico.
Roberts, Keith, "The Signaller", in Impulse Mar 66 and PAVANE
--------------, "The Lady Anne" (aka "The Lady Margaret"), in Impulse Apr 66,
--------------, "Brother John", in Impulse May 66 and PAVANE
--------------, "Lords and Ladies", in Impulse Jun 66 and PAVANE
--------------, "Corfe Gate", in Impulse Jul 66 and PAVANE
--------------, "The White Boat", in New Worlds Dec 66 and PAVANE
What if: Elizabeth I was assassinated, the Armada triumphed and Europe and
the New World languished under 500 years of Church rule.
Story: Steam locomotives and heroic semaphore operators represent modern-
day high-tech. Secret quasi-priesthood of scientists hunted by Inquisition.
Roberts, Keith, "Weihnachtsabend", in THE PASSING OF DRAGONS and
What if: A junta which overthrew George VI and Churchill in 1940 then made
peace with the Axis.
Story: Freedom fighters persist in occupied Britain.
Robinson, Kim Stanley, "The Lucky Strike", in UNIVERSE 14 (ed. Carr),
What if: The "Enola Gay" crashed on a practice flight.
Story: The "Lucky Strike" is selected to bomb Hiroshima, but its bombardier
is horrified by the power of the atomic bomb.
Robinson, Kim Stanley, "Remaking History", in Mar 89 and
What if: The rescue of the hostages in Iran had succeeded.
Rolfe, Frederick William, and C.H. Pirie-Gordon, HUBERT'S ARTHUR
What if: Arthur Plantagenet escaped from King John.
Story: Arthur becomes King of Jerusalem and later returns to England to
overthrow his uncle.
Sanders, William, JOURNEY TO FUSANG
What if: The mongols conquered and destroyed Europe, and the Arabs and
Chinese discovered and colonized the Americas.
Story: A young Irish adventurer escorts a woman to Chinese America.
Sanders, William, THE WILD BLUE AND THE GRAY
What if: With British help, the Confederacy won the Civil War.
Story: A member of the Cherokee nation is attached to a Confederate squadron
fighting in France in 1916.
Sarban, THE SOUND OF HIS HORN
What if: Hitler decided to finish off Russia first, invading England in
Story: A look at year 102 of the 1000-Year Reich.
Saunders, Jake, "Back to the Stone Age", in LONE STAR UNIVERSE (eds. Proctor
What if: The Manhattan project fizzled.
Story: WW2 drags on, and on.
Schwartz, Susan, "Count of the Saxon Shore", in
What if: Arthur of Britain survived the battle of Camlann.
Story: An old warrior reflects on the battle and its aftermath.
Schwartz, Susan, "Loose Cannon", in
What if: T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) survived his motorcycle accident.
Story: In 1940, Churchill convinces Lawrence to go back to North Africa,
where he meets Rommel.
Scott, Melissa, A CHOICE OF DESTINIES
What if: After the conquest of Persia, Alexander of Macedon returned west to
quell a rebellion of League cities.
Story: His return west and dealings with early Rome.
Shetterly, Will, CAPTAIN CONFEDERACY (12-issue comic book mini-series)
What if: The South won the Civil War.
Story: The CSA develops a Captain America-type superhero in the 1980s.
Letters column is oft-times more interesting than the comic.
Shirer, William, "If Hitler Had Won World War II", in Look 15 Dec 61
Story: Mostly a speculative essay, but passages from the diary that Shirer
might have kept are included.
Silverberg, Robert, THE GATE OF WORLDS
What if: Europe was decimated by the Black Plague in 1348, leaving it
defenseless before the invasion of the Ottoman Turks.
Story: Travels of an English boy in 1960s Aztec NA.
------------------, "Lion Time in Timbuctoo", in BEYOND THE GATE OF WORLDS
and Oct 90
Story: Diplomatic intrigue is rife as the Emir of Songhay lies dying.
(see also Brunner's "At the Sign of the Rose" and Yarbro's "An Exaltation of
Silverberg, Robert, "Tales from the Venia Woods", Oct 89 and
What if: The Roman Empire/Republic/Empire had survived without Christianity.
Story: A boy encounters a deposed emperor living in a shotgun shack in a
remote region of the republic.
Silverberg, Robert, "To the Promised Land", in
What if: The first Exodus failed on the shores of the Red Sea.
Story: The second Hebrew attempt at leaving Egypt.
Skimin, Leonard, GRAY VICTORY
What if: Johnston had retained command at Atlanta and held Sherman off so
long that McClellan won the 1864 US presidential election.
Story: In 1866, while Jeb Stuart is on trial for his actions at Gettysburg,
John Brown's son lays plans for a black insurrection.
Smith, L. Neil, THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE
What if: Christendom was destroyed in 1349 when an attempt to ship plague-
ridden rats to Saracen lands backfired disastrously.
Story: A Helvetian, North-American Christian serves the Saracen emperor
against the Mughal-Arabs and the Aztecs.
Smith, Martin, THE INDIANS WON
What if: NA Plains Indians band together and stop the white man's spread,
resulting in East and West USAs with an AmerInd nation in the middle.
Story: History of the AmerInd nation alternates with Washington intrigues
during 20th-century white vs. red tensions.
Sobel, Robert, FOR WANT OF A NAIL: IF BURGOYNE HAD WON AT SARATOGA
What if: As the title says.
Story: History of the Confederation of NA and the US of Mexico, from 1775 to
Somtow, S.P., THE AQUILIAD: AQUILA IN THE NEW WORLD
------------, THE AQUILIAD II: AQUILA AND THE IRON HORSE
------------, THE AQUILIAD III: AQUILA AND THE SPHINX
What if: Romans discovered the steam engine and conquered the world.
Story: Farcical adventures of a Roman general in the Americas (Terra Novum)
and his entanglements with time guardians.
Spinrad, Norman, THE IRON DREAM
What if: Hitler emigrated to the USA in 1919 and became an SF writer.
Story: The text of Hitler's most well-known novel.
Stapp, Robert, A MORE PERFECT UNION
What if: Lincoln ordered the evacuation of Fort Sumter.
Story: In 1981, the USA faces a hostile, nuclear-capable, police-state CSA
and decides that assassination is the only solution.
Stirling, S. M., MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA
---------------, UNDER THE YOKE
---------------, THE STONE DOGS
What if: American Tories colonized South Africa after the revolution.
Story: The Dominion of the Draka strives to take over the world (1940-2000)
and only the USA stands in the way.
Stableford, Brian, THE EMPIRE OF FEAR, exp. of "The Man who Loved the Vampire
Lady", in Aug 88 and
What if: Attila's horde brought real vampirism to Europe.
Story: A human scientist searches for the vampires' secret of immortality.
Sucharitkul, Somtow: see S.P. Somtow
Tarr, Judith, "Roncesvalles", in
What if: Upon hearing of Roland's death and Ganelon's treachery, Charlemagne
converts to Islam.
Story: Describing the event.
Thomas, Donald, PRINCE CHARLIE'S BLUFF
What if: Britain was defeated by France on the Plains of Abraham.
Story: The battle and subsequent break-up of BNA, as Bonnie Prince Charlie
is invited to become king of Virginia.
Trevelyan, G.M., "If Napoleon had Won the Battle of Waterloo", in Westminster
Gazette Jul 07, CLIO: A MUSE and (1972 ed. only)
What if: As the title says...
Story: The effect of Napoleonic repression on British and Continental
Tuchman, Barbara, "If Mao Had Come to Washington", in Foreign Affairs Oct 72,
NOTES FROM CHINA and PRACTICING HISTORY
What if: What if Ambassador Hurley had not prevented Mao and Chou En-lai
from meeting FDR in 1945.
Turtledove, Harry, "Departures", Jan 89 and
What if: Mohammad was converted to Christianity. Thus, Byzantium never fell
but had to cope with a technologically sophisticated Persia.
Story: Christian monks, including a powerful hymn writer named Mouamet, flee
a Sinai monastery for Constantinople as Persian forces approach.
-----------------, AGENT OF BYZANTIUM, rev. of "Unholy Trinity",
"Archetypes", and other stories, in Amazing Jul 85, Nov 85 and Jan 86 and
Aug 86, Mar 87 and Apr 87
Story: Byzantine agent Basil Argyros travels to various parts of the empire
investigating out-of-the-ordinary events and developments.
-----------------, "Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire", in 15 Dec 89
Story: Argyros is sent to deal with labor strikes in Alexandria, Egypt.
Turtledove, Harry, "Counting Potsherds", in Amazing Mar 89 and
What if: The Persians defeated the Greeks and democracy never developed.
Story: Investigations of a Persian eunuch sent by his king to look into the
Turtledove, Harry, "Islands in the Sea", in
What if: Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire fell to the Muslims in the
8th century AD.
Story: Fifty years after the fall of Constantinople, the king of the Bulgars
invites Muslims and Christians to decide which faith he should adopt.
Turtledove, Harry, "The Last Article", in Jan 88, , and
THE FANTASTIC WORLD WAR II (ed. McSherry)
What if: Hitler's armies penetrated all the way to India.
Story: Gandhi preaches non-violent resistance to the German occupation.
Turtledove, Harry, "Vilest Beast", in Analog Sep 85 and A DIFFERENT FLESH
What if: European explorers discovered Ramapithecan "sims" instead of red-
skinned men when they reached the New World.
Story: Adventures of European colonists in a different Jamestown settlement.
-----------------, "And So to Bed", in KALEIDOSCOPE and A DIFFERENT FLESH
Story: Samuel Pepys purchases two sims to help out around the house and
wonders how intelligent they might be.
-----------------, "Around the Salt Lick", in Analog Feb 86 and A DIFFERENT
Story: Adventures of a European hunter with a sim assistant.
-----------------, "The Iron Elephant", in Analog May 86 and A DIFFERENT
Story: Mammoth-pulled trains face competition from new steam-driven trains,
and a race between the two is held.
-----------------, "Though the Heavens Fall", in Analog Sep 86 and A
Story: The existence of sims allows a lawyer to change the law and free all
-----------------, "Trapping Run", in A DIFFERENT FLESH
Story: A European trapper wounded by animals is nursed back to health by
-----------------, "Freedom", in A DIFFERENT FLESH
Story: University students oppose experiments on sims aimed at finding a
cure for AIDS.
Turtledove, Harry, A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
What if: The formation of Mars resulted in a larger planet, capable of
sustaining a thicker atmosphere and surface water.
Story: After a tool-bearing lifeform destroys a Viking probe on the surface
of "Minerva", competitive American and Soviet manned missions are sent out.
Utley, Stephen, and Howard Waldrop, "Custer's Last Jump", in UNIVERSE 6 (ed.
What if: Ben Franklin invented the internal combustion engine.
Story: Info about the airplane Crazy Horse inherited from the Confederacy
and later flew at the Little Big Horn.
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, "If the Dutch had Kept New Amsterdam", in
(1931, 1964 US eds. only)
Story: Manhattan remains a tolerant enclave until the 19th century, and its
persisting laws have curious effects on Prohibition.
Van Rjndt, Phillipe, THE TRIAL OF ADOLF HITLER
What if: Hitler faked his suicide and survived WW2, hiding out until the
Story: An international tribunal considers his fate.
Waldman, Milton, "If Booth had Missed Lincoln", in and Scribner's Nov
What if: John Wilkes Booth's gun misfired.
Story: A critical review of a Lincoln biography which blamed the president's
woes on the Radical Republicans rather than on his reconstruction policies.
Waldrop, Howard, "Der Untergang des Abendlandesmenschen", in STRANGE THINGS
IN CLOSE UP
What if: Ancient Israelites added peyote mushrooms to their burnt offerings
and God got more than a "sweet savour"!?
Story: Bronco Billy and William S. Hart help Hermann Goering fight a
Waldrop, Howard, "Ike at the Mike", in STRANGE THINGS IN CLOSE UP
Story: Eisenhower is a band leader and Elvis Presley a politician.
Waldrop, Howard, "The Lions are Asleep This Night", in STRANGE THINGS IN
Webb, Lucas, THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY: A POLITICAL
Wentz, Richard E., "Reflections of a Rebellion Averted", in Christian Century
23-30 Jun 76
Westheimer, David, LIGHTER THAN A FEATHER (aka DOWNFALL)
What if: The Atomic bomb was not used on Japan.
Story: Operation Olympic, the invasion of Kyushu.
White, Ted, and Dave Van Arnam, SIDESLIP
What if: Alien intervention averted WW2.
Story: Hitler ends up in America, calling for resistance against the
Williams, Emlyn, HEADLONG
What if: The British royal family was wiped out by a 1935 airship disaster.
Story: The search for an heir.
Williams, Walter Jon, "No Spot of Ground", in Nov 89, and
What if: Edgar Allen Poe did not die in 1849, but lived to become a
Story: After Pickett becomes ill, Poe takes command of his troops at the
battle of Hanover Junction during the Forty Days.
Wolfe, Gene, "How I Lost the Second World War and Helped Turn Back the German
Invasion", in Analog May 73
What if: Germany and Japan used economic warfare instead of military
conquest in the 1930s and 40s.
Story: A US Army colonel returns to his hometown of Abilene KS, opens a
Buick dealership, and devises a WW2 wargame.
Wyndham, John, "Random Quest", in CONSIDER HER WAYS and THE INFINITE MOMENT
What if: The League of Nations became strong enough to prevent WW2.
Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn, ARIOSTO: ARIOSTO FURIOSO, A ROMANCE FOR AN ALTERNATIVE
Story: A branch of the Medici which died out in our history struggles to
hold federated Italy together in another.
Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn, "An Exaltation of Spiders", in BEYOND THE GATE OF
What if: (see Silverberg's THE GATE OF WORLDS)
Story: The True Inca, seeking a solution to possible invasion by the False
Inca of Brazil, sends a mission to the Maori nation.
Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn, ON SAINT HUBERT'S THING
Zebrowski, George, "Lenin in Odessa", in
What if: Lenin was assassinated in 1918 by a Russian expatriate.
Story: Stalin describes the assassin and the occasion.
Alternate History Reference Materials:
Brownlow, Kevin, HOW IT HAPPENED HERE
Comments: A description of the making of IT HAPPENED HERE, a movie directed
by Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, about a nurse in 1940s occupied Britain.
Chamberlain, Gordon B., "Afterword: Allohistory in Science Fiction", in
Comments: Discussion of what alternate histories are and are not.
Hacker, Barton C., and Gordon B. Chamberlain, "Pasts that Might Have Been,
II: A Revised Bibliography of Alternative History", in
Comments: A 61-page listing of alternate histories, with short synopses
and where published.
Harrison, Harry, "Worlds Beside Worlds", in SCIENCE FICTION AT LARGE (ed.
Comments: Essay on writing alternate history.
Hale, Edward Everett, "Hands Off", in Harper's Mar 1881, OUR CHRISTMAS IN A
PALACE, HANDS OFF and
Story: A godling discovers the implications of altering an event, as he sees
what would happen if Joseph was not sold into slavery in Egypt.
Kornbluth, C.M., "Two Dooms", in Venture Jul 58, THE BEST OF C.M. KORNBLUTH,
, THE GREAT SF STORIES: 20 (ed. Asimov and Greenberg) and THE FANTASTIC
WORLD WAR II (ed. McSherry)
Story: A Los Alamos worker concerned about the power of the atomic bomb is
given a glimpse of the Axis partition of America.
Morrow, James, "Abe Lincoln in McDonald's", in
Story: While trying to decide whether to make peace with the Confederacy in
1863, Lincoln gets a look at slavery in 2009.
Adams, Robert, CASTAWAYS IN TIME
-------------, THE SEVEN MAGICAL JEWELS OF IRELAND
-------------, OF QUESTS AND KINGS
-------------, OF CHIEFS AND CHAMPIONS
Story: A party of tourists trapped in a remote villa are dropped into a
17th-century Earth in which Nestorians won at the Council of Ephesus, 431.
Aldiss, Brian, "Matrix" (aka "Danger: Religion!"), in Science Fantasy Oct 62
and NEANDERTHAL PLANET
Story: A theocratic timeline abducts people from crosstime for advice on
dealing with a slave revolt. Abductees develop an alternate agenda.
Anderson, Poul, "Eutopia", in DANGEROUS VISIONS (ed. Ellison)
Story: Explorers from an advanced Hellenistic world arising from Alexander's
survival visit backward NA dominated by Norse and Magyar colonies.
Asimov, Isaac, THE END OF ETERNITY
Bear, Greg, ETERNITY
Story: A strange artifact comes back in time from the future, only it's a
Bear, Greg, "Scattershot", in UNIVERSE 8 (ed. Carr)
Berry, Stephen Ames, THE BIOFAB WAR
-------------------, THE BATTLE FOR TERRA TWO
-------------------, THE A.I. WAR
-------------------, THE FINAL ASSAULT
Story: Space opera, crosstime travel, teleportation, malevolent AIs, and
other subplots swirl around a timeline where Germany won WW2.
Bixby, Jerome, "One Way Street", in Amazing Jan 54 and
Boyett, Steven R., THE ARCHITECT OF SLEEP
Story: A human spelunker exits a Florida cave to find himself in a world
where racoons rather than primates evolved intelligence.
Brunner, John, THE INFINITIVE OF GO
Story: A teleporter not only transmits sideways in space but also in time.
Budrys, Algis, "Never Meet Again", in
Story: A scientist dissatisfied with Hitler's victory tries a change of
universe, but that doesn't solve his problems.
Busby, F.M., ALL THESE EARTHS
Story: An FTL space drive at high "skip" factors may place the ship in an
Carr, John F., and Roland J. Green, "Kalvan Kingmaker", in
(a sequel to Piper's LORD KALVAN OF OTHERWHEN)
Story: Lord Kalvan faces another attempt by Styphon's House to destroy him,
this time when barbarians from the NA plains are forced east.
Carter, Paul A., "The Mystery of the Duplicate Diamonds", in STELLAR NO. 7
(ed. Del Rey)
Story: Several versions of the same pair of people meet at a jewelry store
that lies between several alternate Earths.
Chalker, Jack L., "Dance Band on the Titanic", in Jul 78
Story: Adventures of the crew of a ferry boat that travels between alternate
versions of Maine and Nova Scotia.
Cox, Irving E., Jr., "In the Circle of Nowhere", in Universe Jul 54,
Fantastic Jan 60 and
Story: Following a study of racial equality, an AmerInd from a world where
red men enslaved Europe is transported to our Chicago.
Cramer, James G., TWISTOR
Story; A UWashington professor stumbles across an almost-empty world next
Coulson, Juanita, "Unscheduled Flight", in
Story: The Bermuda Triangle offers a one-way trip to an Amaerica colonized
by Vikings and English pirates.
De Camp, L. Sprague, "The Wheels of If", in Unknown Dec 40, and Tor SF
Story: A DA from our New York finds himself residing in the body of a
Celtic Christian bishop in "New Belfast".
(see also Turtledove's "The Pugnacious Peacemaker")
Farber, Sharon N., "Trans Dimensional Imports", in Aug 80
Story: A woman publishes fiction never written in our timeline and gains
moral strength from talking to her counterpart in another.
Farmer, Philip Jose, THE GATE OF TIME (aka TWO HAWKS FROM EARTH)
Story: Pilots from two different WW2s slip into an Earth where NA exists
only as an archipelago and the Amerinds never left Asia.
Fehrenbach, T. R., "Remember the Alamo!", in POLITICAL SCIENCE FICTION (ed.
Greenberg and Warrick) and
Story: A Britisher goes back in time to the Alamo, but things aren't as they
Ferguson, Brad, THE WORLD NEXT DOOR, exp. of "The World Next Door", in
Sep 87 and THERE WILL BE WAR 8: ARMAGEDDON (ed. ?)
Story: 1980s survivors of a 1960s nuclear war have strange dreams of a world
full of home computers, cable television, etc.
Finch, Sheila, INFINITY'S WEB
Story: Different versions of the same woman touch one another through
Tarotry and a twist in spacetime.
Finney, Jack, "I'm Scared", in THE THIRD LEVEL
Story: A retired cop discovers a disturbing series of anachronisms,
including a man who disappeared in 1876 and reappeared in 1955.
Finney, Jack, "The Third Level", in THE THIRD LEVEL
Story: A man wondering around NYC Grand Central Station is transported from
the 1950s to the 1890s and back again.
Flynn, Michael F., "Forest of Time"
Story: A man lost between universes has an adventure in an alternative US.
Ford, John M., "Slowly By, Lorena", in Nov 80 and THE FANTASTIC CIVIL
WAR (ed. McSherry)
Story: A doctor on a vacation offered by the Alternities Corporation is
stranded on a timeline where British intervention prolonged the Civil War.
Gibson, William, "The Gernsback Continuum", in UNIVERSE 11 (ed. Carr)
Story: A photographer glimpses/visits a timeline where architecture,
transportation, etc. are all out of the pulp SF of the 30s.
Green, Roland J., and John F. Carr, GREAT KINGS' WAR
(a sequel to Piper's LORD KALVAN OF OTHERWHEN)
----------------------------------, "Siege at Tarr-Hostigos", in THERE WILL
BE WAR 8: ARMAGEDDON (ed. ?)
Story: Lord Kalvan loses his citadel to the forces of Styphon's House.
Haldeman, Joe, THE HEMINGWAY HOAX, exp. of "The Hemingway Hoax", in
Apr 90 and
Story: A professor planning a Hemingway forgery is killed by a timeline
protector and awakes in another timeline's version of himself.
Harrison: Harry, "Run from the Fire", in EPOCH (eds. Silverberg and Elwood)
Heinlein, Robert A., JOB: A COMEDY OF JUSTICE
Story: A man and a woman go hopping between worlds, apparently because some
deity has it in for them.
Heinlein, Robert A., THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
Story: A mad scientist, his beautiful daughter, a clear-eyed hero and a
lusty friend explore the 6**6**6 possible realities.
Hogan, James P., THE PROTEUS OPERATION
Story: Beleaguered America tries to reverse Britain's defeat in WW2.
Jablokov, Alexander, "At the Cross-Time Jaunters' Ball", in Aug 87
Kilian, Crawford, THE EMPIRE OF TIME
----------------, THE FALL OF THE REPUBLIC
----------------, ROGUE EMPEROR
Story: An agent for the Intertemporal Agency tries to find out how disaster
struck Earth in the future, visiting alternate Earths along the way.
Knight, Damon, "What Rough Beast", in Feb 59
Story: Crosstime traveler finds a timeline where Jesus never existed.
Kube-McDowell, Michael M., ALTERNITIES
Story: The USA seeks a bolthole for its leaders in case of nuclear war.
Kurland, Michael, THE WHENABOUTS OF BURR
Story: Crosstime adventure involving slightly different versions of the US
Laumer, Keith, WORLDS OF THE IMPERIUM, serial in Fantastic Stories Feb-Apr
61, exp. for 1983 ed.
Story: Crosstime adventures beginning in a world with an Anglo-German
Imperium centered in London, visiting another where Germany won WW1.
-------------, THE OTHER SIDE OF TIME, serial in Fantastic Stories Apr-Jun
65, incl. in BEYOND THE IMPERIUM
Story: Adventures continue to a timeline where Napoleon won a glorious
victory at Brussels in 1814.
-------------, ASSIGNMENT IN NOWHERE, incl. in BEYOND THE IMPERIUM
Story: Adventures continue to a timeline where Richard Couer de Lion avoided
battle at Chaluz but succumbed to French conquest in his old age.
-------------, ZONE YELLOW
Leinster, Murray, "Sideways in Time", in Astounding Jun 34 and BEFORE THE
GOLDEN AGE (ed. Asimov)
Mason, David, THE SHORES OF TOMORROW
Story: Exiles from different NAs of 1965 meet.
Meredith, R.C., AT THE NARROW PASSAGE
Story: Crosstime agent from Macedonian world visits timelines where Britain
suppressed American revolutions and Albigensia survived orthodox crusaders.
--------------, NO BROTHER, NO FRIEND
Story: Further adventures in a world of fascist, isolationist America and
another colonized by an England that escaped Norman conquest.
--------------, VESTIGES OF TIME
Story: And closing in a world of Punic victory over Rome.
Merwin, Sam, THE HOUSE OF MANY WORLDS, exp. of "The House of Many Worlds",
Startling Stories Sep 51
Story: Time guardians intervene in affairs in divergent worlds, including
one where Aaron Burr conquered and reshaped the USA.
Merwin, Sam, "Journey to Misenum" (aka "Three Faces of Time"), in Startling
Stories Aug 53 and Ace Double #?
Moorcock, Michael, THE WARLORD OF THE AIR
-----------------, THE LAND LEVIATHAN
-----------------, THE STEEL TSAR
Story: A man wanders from one alternate Earth to another, involving himself
in various conflicts betwen Europeans and non-Europeans.
Niven, Larry, "All the Myriad Ways", in Galaxy Oct 68
Story: Crosstime trade improves economy at the expense of society in a world
where the Cuban missile crisis led to war.
Niven, Larry, "There's a Wolf in My Time Machine", in
Story: Time travelers stray sideways to a timeline where the dominant
inhabitants developed from wolves instead of hominids.
Norton, Andre, THE CROSSROADS OF TIME
Story: Crosstime adventure in the ruins of a New York bombed by Nazi air
raids from England.
-------------, QUEST CROSSTIME (aka CROSSTIME AGENT)
Story: Further adventures in a world where Richard III won at Bosworth in
1485 and Cortez's death prevented the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs.
Padgett, Lewis, "Tomorrow and Tomorrow", in Astounding Jan-Feb 47 and
TOMORROW AND TOMORROW AND THE FAIRY CHESSMEN
Peirce, Hayford, NAPOLEON DISENTIMED
Story: Cross- and vertical travel adventure involving an attempt to prevent
Napoleon's European takeover.
Piper, H. Beam, "Crossroads of Destiny", in Fantastic Universe Jul 59
Story: In a US where Washington died at Germantown and Benedict Arnold
became president, a man discussing alternate timelines is from one.
Piper, H. Beam, "He Walked Around the Horses", in Astounding Apr 48, ASPECTS
OF SF (ed. Doherty), PARATIME and
Story: Germans investigate a man claiming to be a British diplomat and
carrying documents regarding some nonexistent French emperor named Napoleon.
Piper, H. Beam, "Police Operation", in Astounding Jul 48, SPACE POLICE (ed.
Norton) and PARATIME
--------------, "Last Enemy" in Astounding Aug 50, ASTOUNDING SF ANTHOLOGY
(ed. Campbell) and PARATIME
Story: Crosstime travelers discover a timeline where reincarnation is a fact
of life (and death), and its implications are disturbing.
--------------, "Temple Trouble", in Astounding Apr 51 and PARATIME
--------------, "Time Crime", in Astounding Feb-Mar 55 and PARATIME
Story: When organized crime discovers trade between alternate Earths, the
Paratime Police must stop them.
--------------, LORD KALVAN OF OTHERWHEN (aka GUNPOWDER GOD), rev. of
"Gunpowder God" and "Down Styphon", in Analog Nov 64 and Nov 65
Story: A Penn state trooper is transported to a NA settled by Indo-Aryans
during the Bronze Age and where only the church can make gunpowder.
(sequels specific to this story are Green and Carr's GREAT KINGS' WAR,
Carr and Green's "Kalvan Kingmaker" and Green and Carr's "Siege at Tarr-
Pohl, Frederik, THE COMING OF THE QUANTUM CATS
Saberhagen, Fred, THE MASK OF THE SUN
Story: Descendants of the Inca Empire recruit soldiers from other time
periods to stop the Spanish conquests in yet other timelines.
Scortia, Thomas N., ARTERY OF FIRE, exp. of "Artery of Fire", in Science
Fiction Stories Mar 60
Silverberg, Robert, "Changeling", in THE CONGLOMEROID COCKTAIL PARTY
Story: On vacation in Mexico City, a man abruptly finds himself with a wife
he's never met and a past not as he remembers.
Silverberg, Robert, "A Sleep and A Forgetting", in Playboy Jul 89 and
Story: UWashington scientists somehow communicate with a palace guard in
old Constantinople, a Mongol known in our timeline as Genghis Khan.
Silverberg, Robert, "Trips", in FINAL STAGE: THE ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION
ANTHOLOGY (eds. Ferman and Malzberg) and exp. in THE FEAST OF DIONYSIUS
Sladek, John T., "1937 AD!", in New Worlds Jul 67
Story: An inventor exits the US of Columbia in 1878 on a crosstime
Smith, L. Neil, THE PROBABILITY BROACH
Story: In 1987, a Denver cop investigating a scientist's murder ends up in a
world where the Whiskey Rebellion succeeded and US Constitution was revoked.
--------------, "The Spirit of Exmas Sideways", in
Story: In 1988, Detective Bear investigates another murder involving the
______________, THE NAGASAKI VECTOR
Story: In 1993, ...
--------------, THE VENUS BELT
Story: In 1999, with friends and relatives mysteriously disappearing, Bear
is off to the asteroid belt to investigate a crosstime Hamiltonian plot.
--------------, THE GALLATIN DIVERGENCE
Story: In 2119, ...
Stephenson, Andrew M., THE WALL OF YEARS
Story: Crosstime and time-travel intrigue centered on attempts to alter
Alfred's dealing with the Danes.
Sterling, Bruce, and Lewis Shiner, "Mozart in Mirrorshades", in MIRRORSHADES:
THE CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY
Story: The future of one timeline is dominating the past of another.
Thompson, Don, "Worlds Enough", in
Turtledove, Harry, "The Pugnacious Peacemaker", in Tor SF Double #20
(sequel to deCamp's "The Wheels of If")
Story: The former New York DA and New Belfast bishop, now a judge, is sent
to South America to adjudicate a complex religio-political dispute.
Weissman, Barry Alan, "Past Touch-the-Sky Mountain", in If May 68
Story: A merchant from Chinese America, discovered by Marco Polo, gets into
White, Ted, THE JEWELS OF ELSEWHEN
Wilson, Robert Charles, GYPSIES
Womack, Jack, TERRAPLANE
Story: Fleeing an ultra-violent future Moscow, corporate agents end up in
the New York of a different 1939.
Yulsman, Jerry, ELLEANDER MORNING
Story: A copy of Time-Life's HISTORY OF WW2 causes chaos when it ends up
in a world where the Weimar republic survived.
Zebrowski, George, "The Cliometricon", in Amazing May 75 and
Story: Machine lets historians study alternative outcomes of D-day.
Changing the Past:
Anderson, Kevin, and Doug Beason, TIMELINE
Story: An anti-nuclear protestor finds herself outside Alamagordo in 1945
and sets out to prevent the Trinity test.
Anderson, Poul, "Time Patrol", in May 55 and GUARDIANS OF TIME
--------------, "Delenda Est", in Dec 55, GUARDIANS OF TIME, and
THE ETERNAL CITY (ed. Drake)
Story: Celts are driving steamcars in 1955 "New York", and it's up to Time
Patrolman Everard to go back to the 2nd Punic War and set things right.
--------------, "Brave to be a King", in Aug 59 and GUARDIANS OF TIME
--------------, "The Only Game in Town", in Jan 60 and GUARDIANS OF
--------------, "Gibraltar Falls", in Aug 75 and GUARDIANS OF TIME
(1981 ed. only)
--------------, TIME PATROLMAN
--------------, THE SHIELD OF TIME
Story: Manse Everard and Wanda Tamberley patch history up at Bactra (209 BC)
and Rignano (1137).
Appel, Allen, TIME AFTER TIME
Baron, Nick, GLORY'S END
Bear, Greg, "Through Road No Whither", in
Story: Nazi officers from a world where Germany won WW2 insult a woman when
asking for directions, and she arranges for Germany's retroactive defeat.
Benford, Greg, TIMESCAPE
Story: A UC prof in 1962 must worry about tachyonic interference plaguing an
experiment while he tries to gain tenure.
Bradbury, Ray, "A Sound of Thunder", in R IS FOR ROCKET
Story: Accidentally stepping on a butterfly while on a T. rex hunt has its
Brunner, John, TIMES WITHOUT NUMBER
Story: In 1988, 400 years after the Armada conquered England, a plot is
afoot to destroy the Spanish empire via time-travel.
Cook, Glen, A MATTER OF TIME
Story: A detective tries to solve the mystery of the still-warm corpse of a
man dead 50 years while temporal agents try to preserve their present.
Crowley, John, "Great Work of Time", in NOVELTY and
deCamp, L. Sprague, "Aristotle and the Gun", in Astounding Feb 58 and
Story: A time traveler sours Aristotle on science, wiping out development of
deCamp, L. Sprague, LEST DARKNESS FALL, esp. from "Lest Darkness Fall", in
Unknown Dec 39
Story: Somehow transported to Rome in the time of Justinian, a man decides
to start up a few modern industries and avert the Dark Ages.
Effinger, George Alec, "Everything but Honor", in
Story: An African-American physicist decides to use his time machine to
alter a Civil War different from the one we remember.
Eklund, Gordon, ALL TIMES POSSIBLE
Story: A man from a timeline where the US went fascist after FDR's murder
sets out to change the past and becomes dictator of Red America.
Finney, Jack, "Second Chance", in THE THIRD LEVEL
Story: A wrecked 1920s car is rebuilt by a teen-ager, who goes back in time
to prevent the death of the original owner in a collision with a train.
Frankowski, Leo, THE CROSS-TIME ENGINEER
---------------, THE HIGH-TECH KNIGHT
---------------, THE RADIANT KNIGHT
---------------, THE FLYING WARLORD
---------------, LORD CONRAD'S LADY
Story: An engineer accidentally transported back to medieval Poland decides
to defeat the coming Mongol invasion
Gerrold, David, THE MAN WHO FOLDED HIMSELF
Goldstone, Cynthia, and Avram Davidson, "Pebble in Time", in Aug 70
Story: A time traveler accidentally diverts Brigham Young and the Mormons
from the Great Salt Lake to San Francisco Bay.
Grimwood, Ken, REPLAY
Story: At death's edge, a man has a chance to relive and change his life,
again and again and again.
Harrison, Harry, THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT SAVES THE WORLD
Hogan, James P., THRICE UPON A TIME
Story: A Scottish inventor experiments with tachyonic transmissions, sending
messages to his past self.
Lafferty, R.A., "Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne", in Galaxy Feb 67
Le Guin, Ursula K., THE LATHE OF HEAVEN
Story: A man's dreams have the power to rewrite history, and a psychiatrist
takes advantage of it.
Leiber, Fritz, THE BIG TIME, serial in Galaxy Mar-Apr 58
Story: At a Snake enclave somewhere outside space and time, a soldier
preaches ChangePeace as the enclave maintainer disappears.
-------------, THE CHANGE WAR
-------------, "No Great Magic", in Galaxy Dec 63
-------------, "Try and Change the Past", in Astounding Mar 58; TRIPS IN TIME
(ed. Silverberg); SPACE, TIME, AND CRIME (ed. De Ford); and THE BEST OF
Story: A ChangeWar agent runs into the Law of Conservation of Reality,
whereby history resists change.
Leinster, Murray, TIME TUNNEL
Locke, Robert Donald, "Demotion", in Astounding Sep 52
Montana, Ron, THE SIGN OF THE THUNDERBIRD
Story: Soldiers from post-nuclear war USA are thrown back to 1860, where
they help create an AmerInd nation and a Free State of New Mexico.
Moore, Ward, BRING THE JUBILEE, exp. of "Bring the Jubilee", in Nov 52
and THE FANTASTIC CIVIL WAR (ed. McSherry)
Story: An historian from a fifth-rate 1952 US, overshadowed by the CSA and
Germanic Union, travels back to Gettysburg, 1 Jul 1863.
Moran, Daniel Keys, THE ARMAGEDDON BLUES
Niven, Larry, "Bird in the Hand", Oct 70
Story: Time-traveling souvenir hunters destroy Henry Ford's first auto.
Niven, Larry, "Death in a Cage", in FLIGHT OF THE HORSE
Story: Post-holocaust time-traveler creates our timeline by preventing a
blow-up resulting from the Cuban missile crisis.
Niven, Larry, "The Return of William Proxmire", in
Story: Sen. Proxmire tries to destroy NASA by preventing Heinlein from
becoming an SF writer.
Pohl, Frederick, "The Deadly Mission of Phineas Snodgrass", in Galaxy Jun 62
Pohl, Frederick, "Target One", in Galaxy Apr 55
Story: Victims of a nuclear war decide to go back in time and kill Einstein.
Randle, Kevin, and Robert Cornett, REMEMBER THE ALAMO!
---------------------------------, REMEMBER GETTYSBURG
---------------------------------, REMEMBER THE LITTLE BIG HORN
Reynolds, Mack, and Dean Ing, THE OTHER TIME
Story: An archaeologist is displaced in time and has a chance to witness the
Spanish conquest of Mexico. He wonders if he can change history.
Scholz, Carter, "The Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven and Other Lost
Songs", in UNIVERSE 7 (ed. Carr)
Story: A time traveler reading Beethoven's mind drives the composer mad
before he could compete the Ode to Joy.
Seabury, Paul, "The Histronaut", Apr 63
Story: A time traveler destroys the train returning Lenin to Russia, but
returns to his home time to find Washington DC occupied by Germans.
Shapiro, Stanley, A TIME TO REMEMBER
Story: In order to prevent his brother's death in Vietnam, a man travels
to the Dallas of 1963, but an altered history may also need correction.
Silverberg, Robert, "Needle in a Timestack", in THE CONGLOMEROID COCKTAIL
Story: A couple has big trouble when her former husband repeatedly goes back
in time to prevent their marriage.
Turtledove, Harry, THE LONG DRUM ROLL
Story: Afrikaaners from 2014 provide the CSA with AK-47s, leading to
Waldrop, Howard, "Horror, We Got", in STRANGE THINGS IN CLOSE UP
Story: Time travel is discovered in Israel and the new Elders of Zion
decide to do or arrange to have done everything the Jews were accused of.
Waldrop, Howard, THEM BONES
Story: Time-traveler trying to prevent WW3 finds 20th century NA populated
by Arabs and Vikings.
West, Wallace, RIVER OF TIME
Story: Teenagers try to avert WW3 by saving Julius Caesar.
World is "Different":
Anderson, Poul, A MIDSUMMER TEMPEST
Difference: Magic works. Also, Shakespeare's plays were real history and the
Industrial Revolution arrived two centuries early.
Story: Adventures of Prince Rupert in the English Civil War.
Anderson, Poul, OPERATION CHAOS, rev. of "Operation Afreet", "Operation
Salamander", "Operation Incubus", and "Operation Changeling", in Sep
56, Jan 57, Oct 59 and May-Jun 69
Difference: Men learn to remove antimagical properties of iron, and magical
Story: A werewolf and witch are involved in repeated struggles against the
machinations of Hell during WW2, as the Saracens invade America.
Anderson, Poul, THREE HEARTS AND THREE LIONS
Difference: Christian Europe is surrounded by magical, hostile lands.
Story: A Dane from our Earth must save Europe from the forces of Chaos,
but why are the people there expecting him?
Card, Orson Scott, SEVENTH SON
-----------------, RED PROPHET
-----------------, PRENTICE ALVIN
Difference: Natural magic works. Also, the Puritan revolution succeeded,
altering the course of American colonization.
Story: The seventh son of a seventh son grows up in 19th century America.
Chiang, Ted, "Tower of Babylon", in
Difference: An older idea of cosmology is correct.
Story: After centuries of work, the Tower of Babylon has reached the vault
of heaven and stoneworkers now attempt to break through.
Farmer, Philip Jose, "Sail On, Sail On", in A CENTURY OF SF (ed. Knight)
Difference: The world is flat.
Story: Columbus sails off the edge of an Earth in which Bacon developed a
radio from theological principles.
Friesner, Esther M., DRUID'S BLOOD
Difference: Druidic magic works, and Britain is isolated from the rest of
Story: Adventures of a Holmesian detective.
Garrett, Randall, "The Eyes Have It", in Analog Jan 64 and MURDER AND
Difference: Magic was codified c. 1300. Also, Richard Couer de Lion survived
Chaluz, ruling well and leaving the Anglo-French kingdom to nephew Arthur.
----------------, "A Case of Identity", in Analog Sep 64 and MURDER AND
----------------, "The Muddle of the Woad", in Analog Jun 65 and MURDER
----------------, TOO MANY MAGICIANS, serial in Analog Aug-Nov 66
Story: Lord Darcy investigates two espionage-related murders in Cherbourg
and at a sorcerors' convention in London.
----------------, "A Stretch of the Imagination", in MEN AND MALICE (ed.
Dickinsheet) and MURDER AND MAGIC
----------------, "A Matter of Gravity", in Analog Oct 74 and LORD DARCY
----------------, "The Sixteen Keys", in Fantastic Stories May 76 and LORD
----------------, "The Ipswich Phial", in Analog Dec 76 and LORD DARCY
----------------, "The Napoli Express", in Apr 79 and LORD DARCY
----------------, "The Bitter End", in Sep-Oct 78 and THE BEST OF
RANDALL GARRETT (ed. Silverberg)
----------------, "The Spell of War", in THE FUTURE AT WAR I: THOR'S HAMMER
Story: The first meeting of Lord Darcy and Master Sean, on a battlefield.
(see also Kurland's STUDY IN SORCERY and TEN LITTLE WIZARDS)
Heinlein, Robert A., "Magic Inc.", in WALDO & MAGIC, INC.
Difference: Magic works.
Story: Protagonists battle a scheme by Satan's minions to take control of
magic in America.
Jones, Diana Wynne, THE MAGICIANS OF CAPRONA
Difference: Magic works. Also, Guy Fawkes suffered a premature explosion.
Story: Two children from powerful, magic-working Italian families cannot
perform magic themselves, but save the city of Caprona from an enchanter.
------------------, THE LIVES OF CHRISTOPHER CHANT
Story: After dream-traveling to other timelines, an English boy becomes the
great mage Chrestomanci.
------------------, CHARMED LIFE
Story: Two English children go to live with Uncle Chrestomanci.
------------------, WITCH WEEK
Story: Chrestomanci sorts out strange goings-on at a state-run school for
Kurland, Michael, A STUDY IN SORCERY
----------------, TEN LITTLE WIZARDS
Difference: (see Garrett's "The Eyes Have It", etc.)
Story: More stories about Lord Darcy.
Lupoff, Richard, CIRCUMPOLAR!
Difference: The Earth is disk-shaped, with the North Hole at the center.
Story: Two groups, American and German, travel to the other side.
Schwartz, Susan, BYZANTIUM'S CROWN
Difference: Magic works. Also, Mark Antony and Cleopatra won at Actium and
moved the Roman capital to the east.
Scott, Melissa, and Lisa A. Barnett, ARMOR OF LIGHT
Difference: Witchcraft worked in Elizabethan England.
Story: It's 1593 and Sir Philip Sidney and Christopher Marlowe must protect
James VI/I from those who would have him dead.
Simak, Clifford D., ENCHANTED PILGRIMAGE
Swanwick, Michael, "The Edge of the World", in FULL SPECTRUM 2 (eds. Aronica
et al.) and
Difference: Earth has an edge.
Story: Three teen-agers living at an American air force base in the Middle
East climb down a stairway on the edge of the world.
Waldrop, Howard, "The World as We Know't", in STRANGE THINGS IN CLOSE UP
Difference: Phlogiston does exist.
Story: A unpleasant look at what might have been, if this crackpot idea
Wrede, Patricia C., and Caroline Stervermer, SORCERY AND CECILIA
Difference: Magic works, in Regency London.
Aldiss, Brian W., FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND
----------------, DARCULA UNBOUND
Asimov, Isaac, "Earth Is Room Enough", in EARTH IS ROOM ENOUGH
Bachman, Richard, THE LONG WALK
Bainbridge, Beryl, YOUNG ADOLF
Barret, Neil, Jr., "Winter on the Belle Fourche", in THE NEW FRONTIER (ed.
Barth, John, LETTERS
Benford, Gregory, "Valhalla", in
Bester, Alfred, "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed", in Oct 58 and
Bishop, Michael, "For Thus Do I Remember Carthage," in THE UNIVERSE and
Bisson, Terry, TALKING MAN
Borges, Jorges Luis, "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius"
Brown, Frederic, WHAT MAD UNIVERSE
Brunner, John, QUICKSAND
Butler, Octavia, KINDRED
Butler, Octavia, WILD SEED
Carter, Paul A., "The Constitutional Origins of Westly v. Simmons", in
Analog Oct 85
Chalker, Jack, DOWNTIMING THE NIGHT SIDE
Chandler, A. Bertram, KELLY COUNTRY
Chesney, George, "Battle of Dorking", in BEFORE ARMAGEDDON (ed. Moorcock)
Chilson, Robert, "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sky"
Christopher, John, FIREBALL
-----------------, NEW FOUND LAND
Clagett, John, A WORLD UNKNOWN
Clarke, Comer, ENGLAND UNDER HITLER
Collyn, George, "Unification Day", in New Worlds May 66
Coover, Robert, THE UNIVERSAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
Cupp, Scott, "Thirteen Days of Glory", in RAZORED SADDLES (ed. Lansdale)
Daniels, David R., "Branches of Time", in Wonder Stories Aug 35
Dent, Guy, EMPEROR OF IF
Dick, Philip K., THE DIVINE INVASION
Dick, Philip K., FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID
Dick, Philip K., "Jon's World", in TIMES TO COME (ed. Derleth)
Disch, Thomas, ECHO ROUND HIS BONES
Duits, Charles, PTAH HOTEP
Dunn, Walter S., SECOND FRONT NOW: 1943
Effinger, Geo. Alec, RELATIVES
Effinger, George Alec, "Schrodinger's Kitten", in Omni Sep 89, and
NEBULA AWARDS 24 (ed. Bishop)
Effinger, George Alec, "Target: Berlin! The Role of the Air Force Four-Door
Hardtop", in NEW DIMENSIONS 6 (ed. Silverberg)
Eisenstein, Phyllis, SHADOW OF EARTH
Elliott, George P., "Sandra", in Oct 57
Ford, John M., "Intersections", in 26 Oct 81
Ford, John M., "Mandalay", in Oct 79
Ford, John M., "Out of Service", in Jul 80
Fried, Robert C., "What If Hitler Got the Bomb?", in WHAT IF? (ed. Polsey)
Gold, Jerome, INQUISITOR
Goldsmith, Howard, "Do Ye Hear the Children Weeping?", in
Goldstein, Lisa, THE DREAM YEARS
Haldeman, Joe, "No Future in It", in DEALING IN FUTURES
Hamley, Dennis, PAGEANTS OF DESPAIR
Harrison, Harry, A REBEL IN TIME
Hawkin, Martin, WHEN ADOLF CAME
Hogan, James P., "Leapfrog", in
Holderness, Graham, SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY
Hoyle, Fred, OCTOBER THE FIRST IS TOO LATE
Hull, E. M., "Flight That Failed", in SF ADVENTURES IN DIMENSION (ed.
Jakes, John, BLACK IN TIME
Jenks, William, MEMOIR OF THE NORTHERN KINGDOM
Johnson, Robert B., and Billie Niles Chadbourne, TIMES-SQUARE SAMURAI; OR,
THE IMPROBABLE JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF NEW YORK
Kelley, William Melvin, DIFFERENT DRUMMER
Kruas, Stephen, "Frame of Reference", in Analog May 88
Kurland, Michael, PERCHANCE
Lafferty, R.A., THE THREE ARMAGEDDONS OF ENNISCORTHY SWEENY
Laidlaw, Ross, LINTON PORCUPINE
Lansdale, Joe R., "Letter from the South Two Moons West of Nacogdoches", in
BY BIZARRE HANDS
Lansdale, Joe R., "Trains Not Taken", in BY BIZARRE HANDS
Lee, Tanith, HEROINE OF THE WORLD
Leiber, Fritz, "Adept's Gambit", in
Leiber, Fritz, DESTINY TIMES THREE
Leinster, Murray, "The Other World", in
Lem, Stanislaw, "The Eighteenth Voyage", in MEMOIRS OF A SPACE TRAVELER
Longyear, Barry, "Collector's Item", in Analog 27 Apr 81 and IT CAME FROM
MacFarlane, W., "Country of the Mind", in Analog May 75
MacFarlane, W., "Heart's Desire and Other Simple Wants", in Analog Apr 71
MacFarlane, W., "Meet a Crazy Lady Week", in Analog Aug 70
MacFarlane, W., "One-Generation New World", in IF Mar 71
MacFarlane, W., "Ravenshaw of WBY, Inc.", in Analog Mar 70
Maddock, Larry, FLYING SAUCER GAMBIT
--------------, GOLDEN GODDESS GAMBIT
--------------, EMERALD ELEPHANT GAMBIT
--------------, TIME TRAP GAMBIT
Malzberg, Barry, "All Assassins", in
Malzberg, Barry, CHORALE
McQuay, Mike, MEMORIES
Melchior, Ib, THE HAIGERLOCH PROJECT
Morrow, James, "Bible Stories for Adults, No. 20: The Tower"
Murphy, Walter F., "What If Peter Had Been Pope WWII", in WHAT IF? (ed.
Nabokov, Vladmir, ADA, OR ARDOR: A FAILY CHRONICLE
Nelson, Ray, BLAKE'S PROGRESS
O'Donnell, Kevin, Jr., "Future's Puppet", in Analog Sep 89
Pollack, Rachel, UNQUENCHABLE FIRE
Roth, Philip, THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL
Rucker, Rudy, and Paul Di Filippo, "Instability", in
Russ, Joanna, THE FEMALE MAN
Ryman, Geoff, THE UNCONQUERED COUNTRY
Saberhagen, Fred, PYRAMIDS
----------------, AFTER THE FACT
Shaw, Bob, "What Time Do You Call This?", in TOMORROW LIES IN AMBUSH
Sheckley, Robert, "Deaths of Ben Baxter", in STORE OF INFINITY
Shippey, Tom, "Enemy Transmissions", in
Silverberg, Robert, "Many Mansions", in
Simak, Clifford, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE TALISMAN
Simak, Clifford, RING AROUND THE SUN
Simak, Clifford, SPECIAL DELIVERANCE
Simak, Clifford D., WHERE THE EVIL DWELLS
Stevens, Francis, HEADS OF CERBERUS
Swanwick, Michael, IN THE DRIFT, exp. of "Mummer Kiss" and "Marrow Death",
in UNIVERSE 11 (ed. Carr) and Dec 84
Taine, John, TIME STREAM
Tenn, William, "Brooklyn Project", in 17*INFINITY (ed. Conklin)
Thompson, W. R., "Oracle"
Thurber, James, "If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox", in New Yorker
6 Dec 30, Feb 52, THE THURBER CARNIVAL and VINTAGE THURBER
Tremayne, Peter, RAVEN OF DESTINY
Waldrop, Howard, "Fin de Cycle", in NIGHT OF THE COOTERS
Waldrop, Howard, "God's Hooks!", in STRANGE THINGS IN CLOSE UP
Waldrop, Howard, "Passing of the Western", in RAZORED SADDLES (ed. Lansdale)
Waldrop, Howard, "What Makes Hieronymous Run?"
Watson, Ian, CHEHKOV'S JOURNEY
Weinbaum, Stanley G., "Circle of Zero", in MARTIAN ODYSSEY
Weinbaum, Stanley G., "The Worlds of If", in Wonder Stories Aug 35 and THE
BEST OF S.G. WEINBAUM
Wells, H.G., MEN LIKE GODS
Williamson, Jack, THE LEGION OF TIME
Wilson, Snoo, SPACEACHE
Zelazny, Roger, "The Game of Blood and Dust", in Galaxy Apr 75
Zelazny, Roger, ROADMARKS
Aldiss, Brian, THE EIGHTY-MINUTE HOUR
Anderson, Poul, THE HIGH CRUSADE
Anderson, Poul, THERE WILL BE TIME
Appel, Allen, TWICE UPON A TIME
Bishop, Michael, UNICORN MOUNTAIN
Brin, David, "Senses Three and Six"
Corley, Edwin, THE JESUS FACTOR
Finney, Jack, "Quit Zoomin' Those Hands Through the Air"
Hawke, Simon, THE IVANHOE GAMBIT, and numerous sequels
Kurtz, Katherine, LAMMAS NIGHT
Moorcock, Michael, BEHOLD THE MAN
Morrow, James, "Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge"
Polikarpus, Viido, DOWN TOWN
Poyer, Joe, VENGEANCE 10
Silverberg, Robert, UP THE LINE
Waldrop, Howard, "The Ugly Chickens"
Many thanks to:
Evelyn C. Leeper
and also to:
A.M. Barbanson <@crnlgsm.BITNET>, Paul Boyer ,
Stan Brown ,
Daniel DanehyOakes ,
Calle Dybedahl , Dorian Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Guy Harris , Kenneth Allen Hite ,
Todd Howard , Tom Hyer ,
Bill Johnston ,
Crawford Kilian ,
Mark Krenitsky ,
Janet Lafler , Will Linden ,
Duncan A. MacGregor ,
Michael A. Patton