The Legal Geeks discuss the alternate history of America in 1901

August 8, 2014

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Attorney Josh Gilliland of The Legal Geeks discussed the alternate history of Gerry O’Brien’s steampunk novel 1901 in a recent podcast.

Among the topics was the novel’s Jonbar Point*, where Lincoln’s first choice for vice president in 1864 (General Benjamin Butler of Massachusetts) says yes, and joins him on the ticket. That decision leads to a very different — and a far more technologically advanced — America, and the events of the novel.

* A Jonbar Point is a science fiction term for a point in history where the future diverges into two or more very different timelines.

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