Worlds That Weren't

Worlds That Weren’t

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Written by: Mary Gentle
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451528988
  • 304 Pages
  • Roc
  • Adult


Four award-winning authors.

Four amazing alternate histories.

In this collection of novellas, four masters of alternate history turn back time, twisting the facts with four excursions into what might have been.

Bestselling author Harry Turtledove imagines a different fate for Socrates (now Sokrates); S. M. Stirling envisions life “in the wilds of a re-barbarized Texas” after asteroids strike the earth in the 19th century; Sidewise winner Mary Gentle contributes a story of love (and pigs) set in the mid-15th century, as European mercenaries prepare to sack a Gothic Carthage; and Nebula nominee Walter Jon Williams pens a tale of Nietzsche intervening in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Worlds That Weren't

Worlds That Weren’t

Written by: Harry Turtledove, Written by: S. M. Stirling, Written by: Mary Gentle, Written by: Walter Jon Williams


“These novellas are superior works…well worth the attention of science fiction and historical fiction readers.”
-Strange Horizons

Table of Contents

Worlds That Weren’tThe Daimon
Harry Turtledove

Shikari in Galveston
S. M. Stirling

The Logistics of Carthage
Mary Gentle

The Last Ride of German Freddie
Walter Jon Williams