MacLeod, Ken. The Execution Channel
Divergence: 2000 CE
What if: A few hundred extra votes in Florida made the difference in electing Al Gore president in 2000.
Summary: World War III looks ready to break out in the U.K. following a nuclear incident and numerous terrorist attacks by unknown actors.
Comments: Allohistorical content is relatively small, essentially limited to a three-page digression describing how the death of Osama bin Laden in August 2001 and the subsequent 9/11 attacks on Boston and Philadelphia led to U.S. and British involvement in Muslim rebellions in central Asia.
Published: Orbit UK 2007 (1841493481), Tor 2007 (0765313324BUY), 2008 (0765320673BUY).
Awards: Nominee: 2007 BSFA Award for best novel.