The Berlin Project. Hypothesis: they got lucky and figured out how to get an atomic bomb up and running by 1944. What’s the result? I dunno, Gregory Benford hasn’t told me yet. Honestly, what’s concerning me is that there’s an alternate history novel written by Gregory Benford out today and I somehow missed it. In a properly well-run universe, I pre-order books like this and they arrive the day it comes out, thus allowing me to give pitying smiles to all those unfortunates who must trudge down to an actual bookstore and acquire their copy.
OK, I swear that didn’t sound nearly as awful in my head. More seriously, though, this is a weird oversight on my part. I usually catch this stuff well ahead of time.