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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2021 8:26 p.m. PST

"The Declaration of Independence, Washington crossing the Delaware, the Constitutional Convention: all great moments in America's history. But you know what would have made them better? Alchemical guns and airships. Let's look at some alternate stories of the American Revolution.

It's hard to imagine a group of guys whose historical lives already sound more made up than the Founding Fathers. Aaron Burr shot a dude and then got tried for treason, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the same day: the 4th of July (show-offs). And George Washington…where do you even start with him? But my personal favorite founding father, and seemingly a favorite of alternate history, is Benjamin Franklin. You have to work hard to make a more interesting fictional life for a man who gained international renown for playing with lightning and inventing an instrument that was reported to drive men mad. But alternate history fiction, bless it, has found ways…"

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42flanker30 Sep 2021 9:29 p.m. PST

Those trousers are all wrong

John the OFM01 Oct 2021 2:03 a.m. PST

Well, it is "alternate history".

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2021 2:17 p.m. PST

(smile)


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