REWRITING HISTORY April 30, 2006
MAY 01, 2006
by L. Neil Smith <email@example.com>
This essay first appeared in
The Libertarian Enterprise
Lots of my work as a novelist involves the creation of “alternate histories”.
For readers unacquainted with the concept, the writer usually chooses some event most people consider pivotal — the Battle of Waterloo is an obvious choice — and then finds (or makes up) some reasonably credible way that the event might have happened differently.
No, I didn’t invent the idea, although folks often ask me if I …