Wolfe, Gene. "How I Lost the Second World War and Helped Turn Back the German Invasion"
Divergence: c 1917 CE
What if: Germany and Japan used economic warfare instead of military conquest in the 1930s and 40s. Also, Churchill returned to journalism after World War I.
Summary: A retired US Army officer from Abilene KS invents a game called "World War", and participates in a race between German and British compact cars.
Published: In Analog, May 1973; The Best of Analog (ed. Ben Bova), Baronet 1978 (0894370340) and Ace 1979 (0441054706); Gene Wolfe's Book of Days, Doubleday 1981 (0385159919); Castle of Days, Tor 1992 (0312852096), Tor/Orb 1995 (0312890427); and Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History (eds. Gardner Dozois and Stanley Schmidt), q.v.
Original in: English.
Translation: Spanish as "Como perdí la segunda Guerra Mundial y contribuí a rechazar la invasión alemana", in Nueva dimensión (editor unknoown), Dronte 1978.
Awards: Nominee: 1973 Nebula for best short story.
Uchronia is copyright © 1991-2022 Robert B. Schmunk