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in its thirst revengeMost of these ideas are well handled and the authors embed them in real stories ie they aren t just discursive essays A few however simply deal with Pearl Harbor in a sentence or two and then go off on some other what if about World War II that the author apparently was interested it Pretty good stories but not really faithful to the volume s theme Still though there are no award winners here there are no actual clunkers either If ou appreciate alternate histories and especially if Jane of Gowlands you have an interest in military history I can recommend this one to fill upour weekend If ou want "TO VOLUNTARILY WASTE YOUR TIME THIS "voluntarily waste our time this the book for The Proposal you Ifou like a book filled with empty pages this book is for Prey you But if I wereou I would just pick something else. N anthology of fictional alternatives to the events that led up to occurred during and followed directly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbo. ,Together In Its Thirst
Also a number of new ones or at least new to SF The what ifs under consideration run the gamut too What if that crucial telegram from the War Department arrived in Honolulu in enough time for the fleet to put to sea What if FDR really did know what was coming but sacrificed the battleships in order to push America into the war he knew was inevitable What if the attack was stealthily arranged by Churchill for the same ends What if the attacking Japanese went for a third strike instead of calling it off from nervous caution and completely wiped out the Navy s Pacific oil supply What if because of horrible weather the Japanese abandoned the attack before it ever happened and the US remained isolationist for two ears What if a private training a disloyal wife stumbled on the plot Can a credible argument be made that the attack was a good thing for the US in the lon. On Pearl Harbor that initiated America's entry into World War IIBut what "if things had happened differentlyA Date Which Will Live in Infamy is "things had happened differentlyA Date Which Will Live in Infamy is .
Interesting SF and alternate history #Scenarios As A Working Archivist #As a working archivist
for fifty ears and a science fiction junkie for rather longerfifty Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth years and a science fiction junkie for rather longer that I ve always been a sucker for the alternate historyarn Change one tiny believable thing and what are the conseuences And the tinier and mundane the change the better The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has long been popular point of departure if only because what actually happened seems like such a confluence of coincidence and serendipity in retrospect The Japanese basically caught every good break it was possible to catchI m not familiar with Thomsen but Greenberg has a long string of thematic anthologies under his belt And the dozen stories in this collection all were specially written so ou will have never seen any of the before There are a few well known authors Simon Hawke Ed Gorman William Dietz but. December 7 1941 a date which will "LIVE IN INFAMY SO DID PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT "in infamy So did President Franklin Delano Roosevelt the American people about the Japanese attack.
Read A Date Which Will Live in Infamy An Anthology of Pearl Harbor Stories That Might Have Been
Brian M. Thomsen