Kress, Nancy. "And Wild for to Hold"
Divergence: 1536 CE
Summary: 22nd-century people trying to prevent past mass bloodshed kidnap four historical figures, one of whom is an angry Anne Boleyn.
Comments: The story is not particularly allohistorical, as it treats the reactions of these four people to the futuristic society rather than how their absence altered history.
Published: In Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1991; What Might Have Been? Volume 3: Alternate Wars (eds. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v. The Aliens of Earth, Arkham House 1993 (0870541668); Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction (ed. Gardner Dozois), St. Martin's 1994 (0312105045BUY); and Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to the 1990s (ed. Pamela Sargent), Harcourt Brace/Harvest 1995 (0156000334BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: Italian by Edmondo Masuzzi as "Spirito indomabile", in I mondi del possibile (ed. Piergiorgio Nicolazzini), q.v.
Awards: Nominee: 1992 Hugo for best novella.
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