Benford, Gregory. The Berlin Project
Divergence: 1940 CE
What if: Separation of uranium isotopes via centrifuge was better established when the U.S. entered World War II, and the Manhattan Project pressed forward with uranium-235 production via that method rather than gaseous diffusion.
Summary: An alternate history of the Manhattan Project — focusing on the experience of one chemical physicist — which by June 6, 1944 is able to produce a single, but just a single, atomic bomb for use against Nazi Germany.
Comments: The main character existed, and decades later became the father-in-law of this novel's author.
Published: Saga 2017 (1481487647BUY, 1481487655BUY).
Awards: Finalist: 2017 Sidewise Award for best long-form alternate history.
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