Talk:Alternate history

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  • There are no correct alternate histories; there are only plausible alternate histories.
  • Science fiction writers write it. And it uses a very science fictional technique: change one thing and extrapolate from that.
  • Some years ago I used the term "alternate worlds" in front of Brian Aldiss, who took me to task for it. "They should be called alternative worlds," he said. "Calling them alternate worlds makes it sound as if they somehow take turns."