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Alternate Presidents

    Anthology of alternate-history short-stories about alternate US Presidents.

Related Books:

This is one of a series of five different alternate history fiction anthologies edited by Mike Resnick between 1992 and 1997. The other books in this series are: Please note: Mike Resnick has also edited a number of other science fiction anthologies, including the unrelated alternate history anthologies By Any Other Fame, and Alternate Skiffy.

Review of Alternate Presidents:

The is an anthology of short fiction stories about various people who could have been President at different times, and didn't. The list includes some people who had previously been President (for example, one story deals with an alternate timeline where Gerald Ford won the 1976 election), or who subsequently would become President (for example, a story about Richard Nixon winning the 1960 election).

As with most anthologies of this type, the quality of the stories, and their styles, do vary quite widely, but overall I would say this a strong and well-written volume - one of the best in the series.

Here are the stories in this book and their authors:
  1. The Father of His Country - by Jody Lynn Nye

  2. The War of '07 - by Jayge Carr

  3. Black Earth and Destiny - by Thomas A. Easton

  4. Chickasaw Slave - by Judith Moffett

  5. How the South Preserved the Union - by Ralph Roberts

  6. Now Falls the Cold, Cold Night - by Jack L. Chalker

  7. Lincoln's Charge - by Bill Fawcett

  8. We Are Not Amused - by Laura Resnick

  9. Patriot's Dream - by Tappan King

  10. I Shall Have a Flight to Glory - by Michael P. Kube-McDowell

  11. Love Our Lockwood - by Janet Kagan

  12. Plowshare - by Martha Soukup

  13. The Bull Moose at Bay - by Mike Resnick

  14. A Fireside Chat - by Jack Nimersheim

  15. Fighting Bob - by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

  16. Truth, Justice, and the American Way - by Lawrence Watt-Evans

  17. Kingfish - by Barry N. Malzberg

  18. No Other Choice - by Barbara Delaplace

  19. The More Things Change... - by Glen E. Cox

  20. The Impeachment of Adlai Stevenson - by David Gerrold

  21. Heavy Metal - by Barry N. Malzberg

  22. Fellow Americans - by Eileen Gunn.

  23. Dispatches From the Revolution - by Pat Cadigan

  24. Suppose They Gave a Peace... - by Susan Shwartz

  25. Paper Trail - by Brian Thomsen

  26. Demarche to Iran - by Alexis A. Gilliland

  27. Huddled Masses - by Lawrence Person

  28. Dukakis and the Aliens - by Robert Sheckley


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Alternate Presidents (Alternate Anthologies)

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