Bisson, Terry. Fire on the Mountain
Divergence: 1859 CE
What if: With the aid of Harriet Tubman, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry (three months early) was successful, and provoked a mass black rebellion.
Summary: 100 years later, as Pan Africa is about to land on Mars, a woman delivers to a museum papers describing the roots of the Nova African nation.
Published: Morrow/Arbor House 1988 (1557100144BUY); Avon 1990 (0380753693BUY); PM 2009 (1604860871BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: French by Gilles Goullet as Nova Africa, Imaginaires sans Frontiègres 2001 (2847270019).