Stith, John E. "One Giant Step"
Divergence: c 65,000,000 BCE
Summary: Intelligent reptiles go back 65M years, where one causes the death of the dinosaurs. Instead, insects develop intelligence and go back 65M years….
Published: In Dinosaur Fantastic (eds. Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg), DAW 1993 and SFBC 1994.
Original in: English.
Translation: Italian by Anna Maria Sommariva as "Un passo da gigante", in Dinosauri a Manhattan (eds. Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg), Bompiani 1993 (884522158X).