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15 Awesome Fictional Versions of Earth

By Matt Heckler Apr 15, 2014

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Earth from Harry Turtledove’s The Guns of the South

When it comes to alternate history, there are few ideas more unsettling than a world where the Confederacy won the Civil War because a group of South African far-right extremists traveled back in time and armed them with AK-47s and supplies. When the Confederacy wins and demand to have their slaves returned to them, it starts more fighting as the former slaves refuse to return and start their own guerrilla campaign against their former captors. It’s definitely an interesting look at what might have happened if the war had gone a different way.

Tags: movies, tv, slideshows, 1984, steampunk, books-and-comics, alternate worlds

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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