Haldeman, Joe. Guardian
Divergence: 1898 CE
What if: Soapy Smith survived the shootout and as a result an armed insurrection erupted in Skagway, Alaska.
Summary: Narrative of a woman who flees into the American West and then accompanies her son to the Yukon gold fields, where a fantastic experience occurs.
Comments: Allohistorical content is minimal, limited to mention of the divergence and of one long-term result occurring 47 years later.
Published: Ace 2002 (0441009778BUY), 2004 (0441011063BUY).