MacLeod, Ian R. The Summer Isles
Divergence: 1918 CE
What if: Germany's Spring Offensive in 1918 broke the French-British line and Germany won World War I. Subsequently, Britain went fascist following further poltical and economic reversals.
Summary: In 1940, an Oxford professor is invited to the 50th birthday celebration of John Arthur, dictator of Britain. But the professor knows the true origin of Arthur, and unhappy with where the nation is headed, is determined to kill him.
Published: Aio 2005 (193308300XBUY)
— A novella of the same name, cut down from the full novel, first appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, October/November 1998, and The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois), St. Martin's 1999 (0312209630BUY, 0312204450BUY), v.t. The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 12, Robinson 1999 (1841190535).
— Novella posted on-line at Asimov's Science Fiction website, [[date unknown]] 1999.
Original in: English.
Translation: French by Michelle Charrier as Les îles du Soleil, Gallimard 2005 (2070313697).
Awards: "The Summer Isles", winner: 1999 World Fantasy Award for best novella. "The Summer Isles", winner: 1998 Sidewise Award for best short-form alternate history. "The Summer Isles", nominee: 1999 Hugo for best novelette. The Summer Isles, winner: 2005 Sidewise Award for best long-form alternate history.
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