Williams, Walter Jon. "The Last Ride of German Freddie"
Divergence: c 1876 CE
What if: Friedrich Nietzsche "went West" for his health, all the way to America.
Summary: In 1881, Nietzsche continues to develop his philosophy as he makes a living playing poker in Tombstone, Arizona Territory.
Published: In Worlds that Weren't (ed. Laura Anne Gilman), q.v.
Awards: Finalist: 2002 Sidewise Award for best short-form alternate history.