The Legal Geeks discuss the alternate history of America in 1901

August 8, 2014


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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