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From uucp Wed May 29 17:59:44 1991 EST From davefr Wed, 29 May 91 17:00:03 EST remote from idsvax Received: by gilly (mail v 2.20)

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X-News: idsvax rec.arts.sf-lovers:2136 From: schmunk@spacsun.rice.edu (Robert Schmunk) Subject: ALTERNATE HISTORY LIST (v2) Date: 25 May 91 01:46:26 GMT Message-ID: 1991May25.014626.21833@rice.edu

The following is the second posting of the net alternate history list. The list is about 10% longer than the original posting.

A number of submissions e-mailed to me since the first posting of this list in early April have not been included. Part of this is the result of the local microVax eating some mail, and part because I have not had adequate time to evaluate some of the submissions. My apologies to the submitters (particularly repnomar@stanford); I'll try real hard to include your entries as I work on version 3.

Anyway, if you have additional entries and/or corrections to old entries, please e-mail them directly to schmunk@spacsun.rice.edu. Thanks.

——————————-(snip here)——————————– THE ALTERNATIVE HISTORY LIST

Version 2 - 1991 May 24

This is a list of (nominally) SF stories involving Alternate Histories, or What If? stories. This list will be re-posted whenever a large number of changes or additions have been made.

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. Follow-up postings to r.a.s may not be noticed, so please send submissions by e-mail to schmunk@spacsun.rice.edu in order to guarantee consideration.

Despite blurring of boundaries, an attempt has been made to separate stories into the following categories:

Alternate Histories: Storyline essentially limited to one alternate history.

 Some multiple timeline stories are included as long as crosstime travel is
 not involved. Note: stories of alien intervention in Earth's past are given
 their own category below.

Crosstime Stories: Storyline involves more than one, and frequently many,

 potential histories, with sideways time travel often the major feature.
 Such stories may also include "vertical" time travel.

Changing the Past: Storyline involves someone changing the course of history,

 either accidentally or deliberately, often after time-travel into the past.

Alien Intervention: An alternate history in which an invasion from outer space

 provides the difference between that history and ours.

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".

Also listed are:

Not Classified: Stories/novels recommended for this list but about which

 insufficient information has been provided for categorization.

Rejected: Stories/novels which have been recommended, but are IMO unsuitable,

 for inclusion in this list. These include secret histories, miscellaneous
 time travel stories, etc.

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.

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 or part of the same series as the story/book in the preceding entry.

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) Abbreviations frequently used in references are: <AH> = ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES (eds. Waugh and Greenberg) <Alt> = ALTERNATIVES (eds. Adams and Adams) <BAW> = BOOK OF ALTERNATE WORLDS (ed. Adams) <BT> = BEYOND TIME (ed. Ley) f&sf = The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction <HV> = HITLER VICTORIOUS (eds. Benford and Greenberg) IAsfm = Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine <IIHHO> = IF IT HAD HAPPENED OTHERWISE (ed. Squire) <WMHB#> = WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN? VOL. # (eds. Benford and Greenberg) <YBSF#> = THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, #TH ANNUAL COLLECTION (ed. Dozois)

4) In story descriptions, times are all Anno Domini (AD; also known as CE, Christian 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:

 ALTERNATE EMPIRES

———————————————, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN? VOL. 2:

 ALTERNATE HEROES

———————————————, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN? VOL. 3:

 ALTERNATE WARS (to be published)

———————————————, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN? VOL. 4:

 ALTERNATE PRESIDENTS (to be published)

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
 figures.

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 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.

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Alternate Histories: _ Aiken, Joan, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE _ ———–, BLACK HEARTS IN BATTERSEA _ ———–, NIGHTBIRDS ON NANTUCKET _ ———–, THE STOLEN LAKE _ ———–, THE WHISPERING MOUNTAIN _ ———–, THE CUCKOO TREE

 What if: The Stuarts won the Jacobite wars.
 Story: Tales of Hanoverian plots against James III and Richard IV, ...

_ Aldiss, Brian W., THE YEAR BEFORE YESTERDAY

 What if: Germany won WW2.
 Story: Science fiction author Jael Cracken writes alternate history stories,
 with excerpts included.

_ Amis, Kingsley, THE ALTERATION

 What if: Martin Luther was elected pope, and the Reformation never occurred.
 Story:  A boy soprano in 1970's Catholic England tries to avoid becoming a
 papal castrato.

_ Anderson, Poul, "In the House of Sorrows", in <WMHB1>

 What if: Assyrians captured Jerusalem and the Diasporah occurred before
 Christianity could get started.
 Story:

_ Anderson, Poul, A MIDSUMMER TEMPEST

 What if: Shakespeare's plays are real history and the Industrial Revolution
 arrived two centuries early.
 Story: Adventures of Prince Rupert in the English Civil War.

_ Bailey, Hilary, "The Fall of Frenchy Steiner", in New Worlds 7-8/64 and THE

 BEST FROM NEW WORLDS (ed. Moorcock)
 What if: Hitler did not invade Russia.
 Story: Life in occupied London, 1954.

_ Belloc, Hilaire, "If Drouet's Cart had Stuck", in <IIHHO>

 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)

 and <AH>
 What if: Napoleon were born much earlier, say in 1637.
 Story: An Englishman residing on the Mediterranan coast of France meets
 a retired, frustrated French artillery major.

_ Benford, Gregory, "We Could Do Worse", in <WMHB1>

 What if: Elections during the 1950s occurred a little differently.
 Story:

_ Bernau, George, CANDLE IN THE WIND

 What if: Marilyn Monroe's suicide attempt failed.
 Story:

_ 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

 What if:
 Story:

_ 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
 Nixon's enemies list.
 Story: 

_ Bisson, Terry, FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

 What if: John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry was successful.
 Story:

_ Boyd, John, THE LAST STARSHIP FROM EARTH

 What if: Jesus of Nazareth lived to see the storming of Rome, at age 70.
 Story:

_ Brin, David, "Thor Meets Captain America", in f&sf 7/86 and <HV>

 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 Czar of Russia has died under suspicious circumstances and
 six travelers tell their tales at an inn in Krakow.

_ Brunner, John, TIMES WITHOUT NUMBER

 What if: The Armada conquered England and the Spanish moved their capital
 to Londres when the Moors overran Spain.
 Story: In 1988, 400th anniversary of the Armada's victory, a plot is afoot
 to destroy the Spanish empire via time-travel.

_ 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 <WMHB2>

 What if: Lincoln was assassinated while visiting a Union hospital on July 4,
 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

 WAR
 What if: The Arabs launched a preemptive air strike against Israel in 1967.
 Story: A description of a different Six-Day War.

_ Chesterton, G.K., "If Don John of Austria had Married Mary Queen of Scots",

 in <IIHHO>
 What if: 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

 <IIHHO>
 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:

_ 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 <BT>

 What if: Jesus of Nazareth was slain by Herod's troops.
 Story:

_ Cores, Lucy, "Hail to the Chief", in <BT>

 What if: The Watergate break-in went unreported.
 Story: Finagling the election of 1996.

_ Coulson, Robert, "Soy la Libertad!", in <BT>

 What if: Abolitionists block US annexation of Texas.
 Story: Political intrigue in a fragmented NA following the assassination of
 Texas president Lyndon Johnson.

_ Dean, William, "A Passage in Italics", in f&sf 5/72

 What if: Italy invented the first atomic bomb.
 Story:

_ 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 before WW2, and Patton later
 rolled into Russia after the defeat of Germany.
 Story: Currying public favor, NASA falls into disarray after a mission to
 put a rock star on the moon ends in disaster.

_ 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 _ —————-, SKELETON-IN-WAITING

 What if: Edward Duke of Clarence did not die in 1887, and became king in
 1910 rather than his brother George.
 Story: Princess Louise (born 1963) discovers some family skeletons 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.
 Story:

_ 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 f&sf 1/81

 What if:
 Story:

_ Eklund, Gordon, "The Rising of the Sun", in <BT>

 What if:
 Story:

_ Eklund, Gordon, SERVING IN TIME

 What if: Washington was defeated and captured on Long Island, and the USA
 did not gain independence until 1800.
 Story:

_ Elgin, Suzette Haden, "Hush My Mouth", in <AH>

 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.
 Story:

_ Finch, Sheila, "Old Man and C", in Amazing 11/89 and <WMHB2>

 What if: Einstein became a violinist and music teacher.
 Story:

_ Finch, Sheila, "Reichs-Peace", in <HV>

 What if: Eva Braun persuades Hitler to come to terms with England, and a
 Pan-European federation begins 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 <IIHHO>

 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.

_ Fowler, Karen Joy, "Game Night at the Fox and Goose", in <WMHB1>

 What if: The war of the sexes developed differently.
 Story:

_ Garrett, Randall, "Gentlemen: Please Note", in Astounding 10/55

 What if: Newton wrote the PRINCIPIA THEOLOGICA instead of the PRNCIPIA
 MATHEMATICA.
 Story: Frustrate with government contractors, Newton changes his field of
 study.

_ 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, placing his life in danger.

_ Green, Roland J., "The Goodwife of New Orleans", in <Alt>

 What if: Henry V of England did not die in 1422 and was crowned king of
 France.
 Story: A young woman from the village of Arc helps preserve English power
 in France.

_ Guedalla, Philip, "If the Moors in Spain had Won", in <IIHHO>

 What if: Ferdinands army was defeated at Lanjaron in 1491.
 Story: An overview of the long history of the great, enlightened Kingdom of
 Granada.

_ Hale, Edward Everett, "Hands Off", in Harper's 3/1881 and <AH>

 What if: Joseph escaped from slavery, depriving pharaoh of advice during
 the later famine.
 Story: A godling discovers the implications of altering an event, as the
 Canaanites roll over depopulated Palestine and Egypt.

_ Harrison, Harry, A TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL, HURRAH!

 What if: Spain remained Islamic after Christian defeat in 1212, and the War
 of the Roses fizzles 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

 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
 Reformation.
 Story:

_ Hersey, John, WHITE LOTUS

 What if:
 Story:

_ 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 1960's.

_ Knox, Ronald, "If the General Strike had Succeeded", in <IIHHO> (exc. 1931

 Amer. ed.)
 What if: The 1926 British general strike succeeded.
 Story: An imaginary London Times of 1930, reflecting social impact of the
 strike.

_ Kurland, Michael, and S.W. Barton, THE LAST PRESIDENT

 What if: The Watergate break-ins had gone undetected.
 Story:

_ Laidlaw, Marc, "His Powder'd Wig, His Crown of Thornes", in Omni 9/89 and

 <WMHB2>
 What if: After Benedict Arnold's betrayal of West Point, George Washington
 was captured, tortured and executed.
 Story: Two centuries 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., "Interurban Queen", in ORBIT 8 (ed. Knight) and <AH>

 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 April 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.

_ Leacock, Stephen, "The Hohenzollerns in America", in THE HOHENZOLLERNS IN

 AMERICA, WITH THE BOLSHEVIKS IN BERLIN, AND OTHER IMPOSSIBILITIES
 What if:
 Story:

_ Leacock, Stephen, "If Germany Had Won", in THE HOHENZOLLERNS IN

 AMERICA, WITH THE BOLSHEVIKS IN BERLIN, AND OTHER IMPOSSIBILITIES
 What if:
 Story:

_ Ley, Olga, "Checkmate", in <BT>

 What if: Kerensky exiled Lenin and Trotsky.
 Story: How he did it.

_ Linaweaver, Brad, "Moon of Ice", in Amazing 3/82 and <HV>

 What if: Nazi Germany developed nuclear weapons.
 Story: Goebbel's 1960s diaries reexamine what happened.

_ Ludwig, Emil, "If the Emperor Frederick had not had Cancer", in <IIHHO>

 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.

_ Malzberg, Barry, "Another Goddamned Showboat", in <WMHB2>

 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 Z., "January 1975", in Analog 1/75

 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.

_ Marriott, J.A.R., "If Queen Victoria–? An Historical Phantasy", in

 Fortnightly 4/41
 What if: William IV's heir was male.
 Story: Effect of Britian retaining Hanover on German reunification and
 the WWs.

_ Maurois, Andre, "If Louis XVI had an Atom of Firmness", in <IIHHO>

 What if: Louis XVI showed signs of a backbone, retaining Turgot as finance
 minister.
 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
 Congress.

_ 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
 becomes Caesar.

_ Moore, Alan, and Dave Gibbon, WATCHMEN (12-issue comic book mini-series,

 also published as a one-volume graphic novel)
 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, BRING THE JUBILEE

 What if: The South won the Civil War.
 Story:

_ Morrow, James, "Bible Stories for Adults, No. 31: The Covenant", in <WMHB1>

 What if: Moses couldn't get a replacement set for the tablets he smashed
 on the golden calf.
 Story:

_ Mullally, Frederic, HITLER HAS WON

 What if: Hitler attacks the Soviet Union immediately instead of toying with
 Greece and Yugoslavia. Meanwhile, Japan attacks Vladivostok.
 Story:

_ Nolan, William F., "The Worlds of Monty Wilson", in Amazing 7/71 and ALIEN

 HORIZONS
 What if: Robert Kennedy survived the assassination attempt by Sirhan Sirhan.
 and was elected president.
 Story:

_ Nicolson, Harold, "If Byron had Become King of Greece", in <IIHHO>

 What if: 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 <BT>

 What if:
 Story:

_ Overgard, William, DIVIDE

 What if:
 Story:

_ Piper, H. Beam, "He Walked Around the Horses", in ASPECTS OF SF (ed. Doherty)

 and <AH>
 What if: Benedict Arnold died in the invasion of Quebec, and the American
 Revolution failed.
 Story: German investigation of a man claiming to be a British diplomat,
 carrying documents regarding some French emperor named Napoleon.

_ Poyer, David C., THE SHILOH PROJECT

 What if: Pickett's Charge succeeded.
 Story:

_ Poyer, Joe, TUNNEL WAR

 What if:
 Story:

_ Roberts, John Maddox, KING OF THE WOOD

 What if: Viking settlements in NA did not die out.
 Story:

_ Roberts, Keith, "The Signaller", in Impulse 3/66 and PAVANE _ ————–, "The Lady Anne" (aka "The Lady Margaret"), in Impulse 4/66,

 PAVANE and <AH>

_ ————–, "Brother John", in Impulse 5/66 and PAVANE _ ————–, "Lords and Ladies", in Impulse 6/66 and PAVANE _ ————–, "Corfe Gate", in Impulse 7/66 and PAVANE _ ————–, "The White Boat", in New Worlds 12/66 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.

_ Robinson, Kim Stanley, "The Lucky Strike", in UNIVERSE 14 (ed. Carr),

 <YBSF2> and <AH>
 What if: The "Enola Gay" crashed on a practice flight.
 Story: The "Lucky Strike" is selected to bomb Hiroshima and its bombardier
 faces a dilemma.

_ Robinson, Kim Stanley, "Remaking History", in IAsfm 3/89 and <WMHB1>

 What if: The rescue of the hostages in Iran had succeeded.
 Story:

_ Sarban, THE SOUND OF HIS HORN

 What if: Hitler decided to finish off Russia first, invading England in
 1945.
 Story: A look at year 102 of the 1000-Year Reich.

_ Schwartz, Susan, "Count of the Saxon Shore", in <Alt>

 What if: Arthur of Britain survived the battle of Camlann.
 Story: An old warrior reflects on the battle and its aftermath.

_ Shwartz, Susan, "Loose Cannon", in <WMHB2>

 What if: T.E. Lawrence 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.

_ 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 1960's Aztec NA.

_ ——————, "Lion Time in Timbuctoo", in BEYOND THE GATE OF WORLDS

 and IAsfm 10/90
 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 Spiders")

_ Silverberg, Robert, "Tales from the Venia Woods", f&sf 10/89 and <YBSF7>

 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 <WMHB1>

 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 by plague when Christians tried
 to ship plague-ridden rats to Saracen lands.
 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 an East and West USA with an Indian nation in the middle.
 Story:

_ 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
 1973.

_ 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 Man who Loved the Vampire Lady", in f&sf 8/88 and

 <YBSF6>; expanded as THE EMPIRE OF FEAR
 What if: Attila's horde brought real vampirism to Europe.
 Story:

_ Tarr, Judith, "Roncesvalles", in <WMHB2>

 What if: Upon hearing of Ganelon's treachery, Charlemagne converts to Islam
 and sides with the Moors.
 Story:

_ 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.

_ Turtledove, Harry, AGENT OF BYZANTIUM

 What if: Mohammad was converted to Christianity, so that Byzantium didn't
 fall but must cope with a technologically sophisticated Persia.
 Story: Related stories about an agent of the empire.

_ —————–, "Unholy Trinity", in Amazing 7/85

 Story:

_ —————–, "Archetypes", in Amazing 11/85

 Story:

_ —————–, "Departures", IAsfm 1/89 and <WMHB2>

 Story:

_ Turtledove, Harry, "And So to Bed", in KALEIDOSCOPE

 What if: European explorers discovered Neanderthals instead of red-skinned
 men when they reached the New World.
 Story: Samuel Pepys purchases two Neanderthals to help out around the
 house and wonders how intelligent they might be.

_ Turtledove, Harry, "Counting Potsherds", in Amazing 3/89 and <WMHB1>

 What if: The Persians defeated the Greeks and democracy never developed.
 Story:

_ Turtledove, Harry, "Islands in the Sea", in <Alt>

 What if: Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire fell to the Muslims in the
 eighth century AD.
 Story: Fifty years after the fall of Constantinople, the king of the Bulgars
 invites Muslims and Christians to convince which faith he should adopt.

_ Turtledove, Harry, "The Last Article", in f&sf 1/88, <YBSF6>, <WMHB2> and THE

 FANTASTIC WORLD WAR II (ed. McSherry et al.)
 What if: Hitler's armies penetrated all the way to India.
 Story: Gandhi resists the German occupation of India.

_ Turtledove, Harry, "Vilest Beast", in Analog 9/85

 What if:
 Story:

_ Utley, Stephen, and Howard Waldrop, "Custer's Last Jump", in UNIVERSE 6 (ed.

 Carr) and <AH>
 What if: Ben Franklin invented the internal combustion engine.
 Story: Information 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 <IIHHO>

 (1931 US ed. only)
 What if:
 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 survived WW2, hiding out until the 1970s.
 Story: An international tribunal consideres his fate.

_ Waldman, Milton, "If Booth had Missed Lincoln", in <IIHHO>

 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 included peyote mushrooms in their burnt
 offerings and God got more than a "sweet savour"!?
 Story: Bronco Billy and William S. Hart help Hermann Goering fight a
 vampire.

_ Waldrop, Howard, "Ike at the Mike", in STRANGE THINGS IN CLOSE UP

 What if:
 Story: Eisenhower is a band leader and Elvis Presley a politician.

_ Waldrop, Howard, "The Lions are Asleep This Night", in STRANGE THINGS IN

 CLOSE UP
 What if:
 Story:

_ Webb, Lucas, THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY: A POLITICAL

 FANTASY
 What if:
 Story:

_ Wentz, Richard E., "Reflections of a Rebellion Averted", in Christian Century

 23-30 June 76
 What if:
 Story:

_ Westheimer, David, LIGHTER THAN A FEATHER

 What if: The Atomic bomb was not used on Japan.
 Story: Operation Olympic, the invasion of Kyushu.

_ 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 IAsfm 11/89, <WMHB2> and FACETS

 What if: Edgar Allen Poe did not die in 1949, but lived to become a
 Confederate general.
 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 5/73
 What if:
 Story:

_ Wyndham, John, "Random Quest", in CONSIDER HER WAYS and THE INFINITE MOMENT

 What if: The League of Nations became strong enough to prevent WW2.
 Story:

_ Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn, ARIOSTO: ARIOSTO FURIOSO, A ROMANCE FOR AN ALTERNATIVE

 RENAISSANCE
 What if:
 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

 WORLDS
 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

 What if:
 Story:

_ Zebrowski, George, "Lenin in Odessa", in <WMHB1>

 What if:
 Story:

Alternate History Reference Books:

_ 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 1940's occupied Britain.

_ Chamberlain, Gordon B., "Afterword: Allohistory in Science Fiction", in <AH>

 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 <AH>
 Comments: A 61-page listing of alternate histories, with short synopses
 and where published.

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Crosstime Stories:

_ Adams, Robert, CASTAWAYS IN TIME _ ————-, THE SEVEN MAGICAL JEWELS OF IRELAND _ ————-, OF QUESTS AND KINGS _ ————-, OF CHIEFS AND CHAMPIONS

 Story:

_ Aldiss, Brian, "Matrix", (aka "Danger: Religion!") in Science Fantasy 10/62

 and NEANDERTHAL PLANET
 Story:

_ 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

 Story:

_ Bear, Greg, ETERNITY _ ———-, EON

 Story: A strange artifact comes back in time from the future, only it's a
 different future.

_ Bixby, Jerome, "One Way Street", in Amazing 1/54 and <BAW>

 Story:

_ Boyett, Steven R., THE ARCHITECT OF SLEEP

 Story: A human spelunker exits a Florida cave to find himself in another
 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 <HV>

 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
 alternate universe.

_ Carr, John F., and Roland J. Green, "Kalvan Kingmaker", in <Alt>

 Story: Lord Kalvan faces another attempt by Styphon's House to destroy him,
 this time when barbarians from the NA plains are forced east.
 (second sequel to Piper's LORD KALVAN OF OTHERWHEN)

_ Carter, Paul A., "The Mystery of the Duplicate Diamonds", in STELLAR NO. 7

 (ed. Del Rey)
 Story:

_ Chalker, Jack L., "Dance Band on the Titanic", in IAsfm 7-8/78

 Story:

_ Cramer, James G., TWISTOR

 Story; A UWashington professor stumbles across an almost-empty world next
 door.

_ De Camp, L. Sprague, "The Wheels of If", in Unknown 12/40 and <AH>

 Story: A DA from our New York finds himself residing in the body of a
 Celtic Christian bishop in "New Belfast".

_ Farber, Sharon N., "Trans Dimensional Imports", in IAsfm 8/80

 Story:

_ 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 <BAW>
 Story: A Britisher goes back in time to the Alamo, but things aren't as they
 should be.

_ Ferguson, Brad, THE WORLD NEXT DOOR

 Story: 1980s survivors of a 1960s nuclear war have strange dreams of a
 world 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.

_ 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 IAsfm 11/80

 Story:

_ Green, Roland J., and John F. Carr, GREAT KINGS' WAR

 Story: 
 (first sequel to Piper's LORD KALVAN OF OTHERWHEN)

_ Harrison: Harry, "Run from the Fire", in EPOCH (ed. Silverberg and Elwood)

 Story:

_ 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 IAsfm 8/87 and

 <YBSF5>
 Story:

_ 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 f&sf 2/59

 Story:

_ 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
 Constitution.

_ Laumer, Keith, WORLDS OF THE IMPERIUM _ ————-, BEYOND THE IMPERIUM _ ————-, ASSIGNMENT IN NOWHERE _ ————-, THE OTHER SIDE OF TIME _ ————-, ZONE YELLOW

 Story:

_ 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 orthdox 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, HOUSE OF MANY WORLDS (short version in Startling Stories 9/51)

 Story: Time guardians intervene in affairs in divergent worlds, including
 one where Aaron Burr conquered and reshaped the USA.

_ Niven, Larry, "All the Myriad Ways", in Galaxy 10/68

 Story: Crosstime trade improves economy at the expense of society in a world
 where the Cuban missile crisis led to war.

_ 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.

_ Peirce, Hayford, NAPOLEON DISENTIMED

 Story: 

_ Piper, H. Beam, LORD KALVAN OF OTHERWHEN

 Story: A Penn state trooper is transported to a NA, settled by Indo-Aryans
 during the Bronze Age, where only the church can make gunpowder.
 (see also Green and Carr's GREAT KINGS' WAR and Carr and Green's "Kalvan
 Kingmaker")

_ Piper, H. Beam, "Last Enemy" in ASTOUNDING SF ANTHOLOGY (ed. Campbell) and

 PARATIME
 Story:

_ Piper, H. Beam, "Police Operation", in SPACE POLICE (ed. Norton) and PARATIME

 Story:

_ Piper, H. Beam, "Time Crime", in PARATIME

 Story:

_ Pohl, Frederik, THE COMING OF THE QUANTUM CATS

 Story:

_ Scortia, Thomas N., "Artery of Fire", Science Fiction Stories 3/60

 Story: 

_ 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 7/89 and <WMHB2>

 Story: UWashington scientists accidentally communicate with a palace guard
 in old Constantinople, a Mongol named Temujin.

_ Sladek, John T., "1937 AD!", in New Worlds 7/67

 Story: An inventor exits the US of Columbia in 1878 on a crosstime adventure.

_ 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 <Alt>

 Story: In 1988, Detective Bear investigates another murder involving the
 crosstime machine.

_ __, 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 <BT>

 Story:

_ White, Ted, THE JEWELS OF ELSEWHEN

 Story:

_ 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 5/75 and <BT>

 Story: Machine lets historians student alternative outcomes of D-day.

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Changing the Past:

_ Anderson, Kevin, and Doug Beason, TIMELINE

 Story: An anti-nuclear protestor finds herself outside Alamagordo in 1945
 ans sets out to prevent the Trinity test.

_ Anderson, Poul, "Time Patrol", in f&sf 5/55 and GUARDIANS OF TIME

 Story:

_ ————–, "Delenda Est", in f&sf 12/55, GUARDIANS OF TIME, <AH>, and

 THE ETERNAL CITY (ed. Drake)
 Story: Celts are driving steamcars in a 1955 New York, and it's up to Time
 Patrolman Manse Everard to go back to the 2nd Punic War and set things right.

_ ————–, "Brave to be a King", in f&sf 8/59 and GUARDIANS OF TIME

 Story:

_ ————–, "The Only Game in Town", in f&sf 1/60 and GUARDIANS OF TIME

 Story:

_ ————–, "Gibraltar Falls", in f&sf 8/75 and GUARDIANS OF TIME (1981

 ed. only)
 Story:

_ ————–, TIME PATROLMAN

 Story:

_ ————–, THE SHIELD OF TIME

 Story: Time Patrolmen Manse Everard and Wanda Tamberley patch history up in
 Stone Age Beringia, 209 BC Bactra, and 1137 Rignano.

_ Appel, Allen, TIME AFTER TIME

 Story:

_ Baron, Nick, GLORY'S END

 Story:

_ 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
 repurcussions.

_ 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 <YBSF7>

 Story:

_ deCamp, L. Sprague, "Aristotle and the Gun", in Astounding 2/58 and <BAW>

 Story: A time traveler sours Aristotle on science, wiping out development of
 European technology.

_ deCamp, L. Sprague, LEST DARKNESS FALL

 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 <WMHB1>

 Story: An African-American physicist decides to use his time machine to
 alter a Civil War different from the one we remember.

_ 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

 Story:

_ Grimwood, Ken, REPLAY

 Story: At death's edge, a man has a chance to relive and change his life,
 again and again and again.

_ 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 Roncesvalles", in Galaxy 2/67

 Story:

_ 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

 Story: At a Snake enclave somewhere outside space and time, a soldier
 preaches ChangePeace as the enclave maintainer disappears.

_ ————-, CHANGE WAR

 Story:

_ ————-, "Try and Change the Past", in TRIPS IN TIME (ed. Silverberg);

 SPACE, TIME, AND CRIME (ed. De Ford); and THE BEST OF FRITZ LEIBER
 Story: A ChangeWar agent runs into the Law of Conservation of Reality.

_ Montana, Ron, THE SIGN OF THE THUNDERBIRD

 Story: Soldiers from post-nuclear war USA are thrown back to 1860, where
 they help create an Indian nation and a Free State of New Mexico.

_ Moran, Daniel Keys, THE ARMAGEDDON BLUES

 Story:

_ Niven, Larry, "Bird in the Hand", f&sf 10/70

 Story: Time-traveling souvenir hunters destroy Henry Ford's first auto.

_ Niven, Larry, "The Return of William Proxmire", in <WMHB1>

 Story: Sen. Proxmire tries to destroy NASA by preventing Heinlein from
 becoming an SF writer.

_ Randle, Kevin, and Robert Cornett, REMEMBER THE ALAMO! _ ———————————, REMEMBER GETTYSBURG _ ———————————, REMEMBER THE LITTLE BIG HORN

 Story:

_ 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.

_ 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

 PARTY
 Story: A couple has big trouble when her former husband repeatedly goes back
 in time to prevent their marriage.

_ 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.

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Alien intervention:

_ Martin, George R.R. (ed.), WILD CARDS _ ————————-, WILD CARDS 2: ACES HIGH _ ————————-, WILD CARDS 3: JOKERS WILD _ ————————-, WILD CARDS 4: ACES ABROAD _ ————————-, WILD CARDS 5: DOWN AND DIRTY

 Story:

_ Newman, Kim, "Famous Monsters", in Interzone 23 and <YBSF6>

 Story: Welles' broadcast of the War of the Worlds was no hoax, and one
 alien gets a job in Hollywood.

_ White, Ted, and Dave Van Arnam, SIDESLIP

 Story:

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World is "Different":

_ Anderson, Poul, OPERATION CHAOS

 Difference: Men learn to remove antimagical properties of iron, and magical
 technology ensues.
 Story: A werewolf and a witch are involved in repeated struggles against
 the machinations of Hell during WW2.

_ 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.
 Story: The seventh son of a seventh son grows up in 19th century America.

_ Cox, Irving E., Jr., "In the Circle of Nowhere", in Universe 7/54, Fantastic

 1/60, and <AH>
 Difference:  Slightly different physical laws.
 Story: Following a study of racial equality, an American Indian from a
 world where red men enslaved Europe is transported to our Chicago.

_ Farmer, Philip Jose, "Sail On, Sail On", in A CENTURY OF SF (ed. Knight)

 Difference: The world is flat.
 Story: 

_ Friesner, Esther M., DRUID'S BLOOD

 Difference: Druidic magic works, and Britain is isolated from the rest of
 the world.
 Story: Adventures of a Holmesian detective.

_ Garrett, Randall, MURDER AND MAGIC _ —————-, LORD DARCY INVESTIGATES _ —————-, NAPOLI EXPRESS _ —————-, TOO MANY MAGICIANS

 Difference: Magic works.
 Story: A Holmesian detective solves bizarre, magic-related crimes in
 19th century Europe.
 (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.

_ Kurland, Michael, A STUDY IN SORCERY _ —————-, TEN LITTLE WIZARDS

 Difference: (see Garrett's MURDER AND MAGIC, 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.

_ 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

 Difference:
 Story:

_ Simak, Clifford D., WHERE THE EVIL DWELLS

 Difference:
 Story:

_ Swanwick, Michael, "The Edge of the World", in FULL SPECTRUM 2 (ed. Aronica

 et al.) and <YBSF7>
 Difference: Earth has an edge.
 Story: Three teen-agers living at an American air force base in the Middle
 East climb down the 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
 were true.

_ Wrede, Patricia C., and Caroline Stervermer, SORCERY AND CECILIA

 Difference: Magic works, in Regency London.
 Story:

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Not Classified:

_ Aldiss, Brian W., FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND _ —————-, DARCULA UNBOUND _ Aldiss, Brian W., THE MALACIA TAPESTRY _ Armstrong, Anthony, WHEN THE BELLS RANG _ 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.

 Lansdale) and <YBSF7>

_ Barth, John, LETTERS _ Basil, Otto, TWILIGHT MAN _ Bear, Greg, "Through Road No Whither", in <HV> _ Benford, Gregory, "Valhalla", in <HV> _ Bester, Alfred, "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed", in f&sf 10/58 and STARLIGHT _ Bishop, Michael, "For Thus Do I Remember Carthage," in THE UNIVERSE and

 <YBSF5>

_ Bishop, Michael, UNICORN MOUNTAIN _ Bisson, Terry, TALKING MAN _ Brown, Frederic, WHAT MAD UNIVERSE _ Brunner, John, QUICKSAND _ Chesney, George, "Battle of Dorking", in BEFORE ARMAGEDDON (ed. Moorcock) _ Clarke, Comer, ENGLAND UNDER HITLER _ Coover, Robert, UNIVERSAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION _ Corvo, Baron, HUBERT'S ARTHUR _ Cox, Richard, OPERATION SEALION _ Cupp, Scott, "Thirteen Days of Glory", in RAZORED SADDLES (ed. Lansdale) _ Daniels, David R., "Branches of Time" _ Dent, Guy, EMPEROR OF IF _ Dick, Philip K., "Jon's World", in TIMES TO COME (ed. Derleth) _ Disch, Thomas, ECHO ROUND HIS BONES _ d'Ormesson, Jean, "The Glory of the Empire" _ Dunn, Walter S., SECOND FRONT NOW: 1943 _ Effinger, Geo. Alec, RELATIVES

 Story: Three versions of the same man live their lives in different worlds.

_ Effinger, George Alec, "Schrodinger's Kitten", in Omni 9/89, <YBSF6> and

 NEBULA AWARDS 24 (ed. Bishop)

_ Effinger, George Alec, "Target: Berlin!", in NEW DIMENSIONS 6 (ed.

 Silverberg)

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Rejected:

Aldiss, Brian, THE EIGHTY-MINUTE HOUR Anderson, Poul, HIGH CRUSADE Anderson, Poul, THERE WILL BE TIME Appel, Allen, TWICE UPON A TIME Brin, David, "Senses Three and Six" Corley, Edwin, THE JESUS FACTOR Kurtz, Katherine, LAMMAS NIGHT Moorcock, Michael, BEHOLD THE MAN Morrow, James, "Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge" Poyer, Joe, VENGEANCE 10 Silverberg, Robert, UP THE LINE

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Many thanks to:

Evelyn C. Leeper ecl@mtgzy.att.com

and also to:

A.M. Barbanson <@crnlgsm.BITNET>, Paul Boyer boyer@whatoh.betm.pa.us, Stan Brown browns@iccgcc.decnet.ab.com, Calle Dybedahl calle@lysator.liu.se, Guy Harris guy@auspex.com, Todd Howard ohoward@matt.ksu.ksu.edu, Tom Hyer <IOR%SLACVM.BITNET>, Bill Johnston WFJ101@psuvm.psu.edu, Crawford Kilian Crawford_Kilian@mindlink.UUCP, Will Linden wlinden@msb.com, Mark Krenitsky mk2r+@andrew.cmu.edu, Janet Lafler repnomar@leland.stanford.edu, William Watson halley!rhino!watson@cs.utexas.edu, Al B. Wesolowsky abw@bucrsb.bu.edu, John Whitmore whit@milton.u.washington.edu, anon. djdaneh@pacbell.com.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RB Schmunk – schmunk@spacsun.rice.edu Rice Univ, Dept. of Space Physics & Astronomy, Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "…One pig to rule them all, One pig to bind them One pig to bring them all and on the pier-end find them In Seal Beach, on the Coast."

  1. -William Ashbless, MYTHS OF THE PACIFIC COAST

quoted by James P. Blaylock, THE LAST COIN 

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