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Scott Westerfeld explains why World War I should be the new World War II

Today sees the release of Scott Westerfeld's and Keith Thompson's long-awaited third book in the Leviathan trilogy, Goliath. And we can't wait for a third dose of alternate-history World War I, with all the mechs and genetically engineered airships. (And to celebrate, here's a lovely new piece of artwork. Check out… » 9/20/11 12:28pm 9/20/11 12:28pm

What if JFK was shot three years earlier? What if RFK survived? Alternate histories that show how random our world really is

The New York Times has a review of a fascinating new book, Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan by Jeff Greenfield. It shows just how easily things could have veered another way. » 3/01/11 8:30am 3/01/11 8:30am