Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Mote of Alternate History to Consider

An idea: the nations of the world in Ralph Centennius' The Dominion in 1983 are completely devoid of nuclear technologies not because radioactivity wasn't discovered until thirteen years after it was written, but because the aliens of Mars and Jupiter - because in the late nineteenth century, you were practically crazy if you didn't believe there was life on Mars - are maintaining nuclear dampers in Earth orbit.

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