One Lamp: Alternate History Stories from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

One Lamp: Alternate History Stories from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

by Gordon Van Gelder
     
 

What if Gandhi and his army of pacifists faced down the Nazis? What would Philip K. Dick and Richard M. Nixon have said to one another? These and other wild imaginings of events that never occurred make up this prime collection of alternate histories. Written over fifty years, culled from the pages of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, these 15 tales

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What if Gandhi and his army of pacifists faced down the Nazis? What would Philip K. Dick and Richard M. Nixon have said to one another? These and other wild imaginings of events that never occurred make up this prime collection of alternate histories. Written over fifty years, culled from the pages of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, these 15 tales enthrall readers drawn to the fantastic, the meta-real, the might-have-been. Contributors include Sci-Fi/Fantasy legends C.M. Kornbluth, Ben Bova, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, Alfred Bester, and Poul Anderson.

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One Lamp: Alternate History Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, edited by Gordon Van Gelder, reprints 14 "what if?" tales from such SF luminaries as C.M. Kornbluth, Poul Anderson, Alfred Bester and Harry Turtledove. As Van Gelder notes in his introduction, the American Civil War and WWII remain the most common subjects in this popular subgenre. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781568582764
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
10/10/2003
Pages:
433
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.07(d)

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