Cadigan, Pat. "Dispatches from the Revolution"
Divergence: 1968 CE
What if: 1960s social protests met with harsh government reaction, LBJ stayed in the 1968 presidential race and Sirhan Sirhan didn't kill Robert Kennedy.
Summary: The cycle of violence gets bigger and bigger until it all blows up at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Published: In Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1991; Alternate Presidents (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.; The Year's Best Science Fiction, Ninth Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois), St. Martin's 1992 (0312078919BUY, 0312078897BUY), SFBC 1992, v.t. Best New SF 6, Robinson 1992 (1854871315); Dirty Work, Ziesing 1993 (0929480279BUY); and The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (eds. Ian Watson and Ian Whates), q.v.
Awards: Nominee: 1992 Hugo for best novelette.
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