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“Alternitech” sends prospectors into alternate but similar timelines where tiny differences yield significant changes: a world where the Beatles never broke up, or where Lee Harvey Oswald wasn’t gunned down after the Kennedy assassination, where an accidental medical breakthrough offers the cure to a certain disease, where a struggling author really did write the great American novel, or where a freak accident reveals the existence of a serial killer.
"Alternitech" finds those differences - and profits from them.
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- Beth Case
Too short, but other than that...
This is a collection of short stories that all take place in the same world. There are even occasional references to characters or events that happened in other stories, which is fun. A company sends "prospectors" to alternate timelines which are similar but slightly different to the current one. They look for things that don't exist in the current world, such as a hit song the Beatles never recorded here or the cure for a disease that hasn't yet been discovered. Of course, all such findings become the property of the company, but still... I really enjoyed the idea of going to a similar but different world. This story is read by the incredible Starla Huchton. If this book doesn't appeal to you, go listen to anything she's recorded. You won't be sorry.
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- Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
I loved each and every story in this collection...
This is a collection of short stories, each tale about the employees that work for Alternitech, a company that sends people to alternate timelines to discover new medical technologies, art, music or whatever useful, profitable things they can find, bring back, and copyright... (It's a little like the movie, Yesterday, if you saw that! You'll know what I mean.) This collection of 5 stories is written by Kevin J Anderson, and they appear to have been a career mainstay, as they contain a theme that he has revisited throughout his writing stent. These were shorts that were sold to different SF zines, and now they've been collected in one book! I loved listening to each and every story, and listening to Starla Huchton's narration is always plus in my book!