MacLeod, Ken. The Human Front
Divergence: 1947 CE
What if: The Cold War went hot in 1949 with Operation Dropshot, two years after the United States' sudden introduction of disk-shaped aircraft.
Summary: The story of a Scot with leftist leanings, from his youth near an American airbase to participation in anti-American guerilla warfare.
Published: PS Publishing 2001 (1902880315, 1902880307), 2013 (1604863951BUY); and Orion 2003 (0575075058BUY).
— Included in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Nineteenth Annual Collection (ed. Garder Dozois), St. Martin's 2002 (0312288786BUY, 0312288794BUY), v.t. The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 15, Robinson 2002 (1841195863); and Infinities: The Best of British SF (ed. Peter Crowther), Gollancz 2002 (0575073551).
Awards: Winner: 2001 Sidewise Award for best short-form alternate history.