Castro, Ruy. Bilac Vê Estrelas
Title trans.: Bilac Watches Stars
Divergence: 1903 CE
What if: With the assistance of aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont, Brazilian abolitionist-poet José Carlos do Patrocinio was successful in his plan to construct a great airship.
Summary: French spies attempt to steal the airship's blueprints.
Published: Companhia das Letras 2000 (8535900829).
Original in: Portuguese.