Delacorte, Peter. Time on My Hands: A Novel
Divergence: 1938 CE
What if: Ronald Reagan drowned in 1938.
Summary: A time traveler from 1994 goes back to prevent Reagan's presidency and ends up working as a scriptwriter for Warner Brothers and in love with an actress. A brief jaunt forward provides a look at 1984, near the end of Jimmy Carter's second term.
Published: Scribner 1997 (0684826518BUY); Gollancz 1998 (057506546X); Indigo 1998 (0575401427); Washington Square 1998 (0671023241BUY); Phoenix 1999 (0753808382BUY).
Awards: Finalist: 1997 Sidewise Award for best long-form alternate history. Nominee: 1999 Arthur C. Clarke Award.