Thankfully, I found a used copy of the book on Amazon. For a penny. With shipping, it came to three dollars. The characters have two theories, neither of which they can prove — the Beatles stayed together due to the threat of imminent nuclear war or the Earth was struck by comets. And usually, with alternate histories, we look at the big things.
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Title: The Twelfth Album
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He has also won the Seiun Award for Timelike Infinity. On rare occasions, Baxter has used the pseudonym Jim Jones. He has collaborated with Alastair Reynolds, Arthur C. David G. The story was also translated into Polish for inclusion in the magazine Fenix. In this story, the narrator and his friend Lightoller are sitting in the bowels of a long-serving ocean liner which has been turned into a berthed hotel in Liverpool. A friend of theirs known as Sick Note, has died and they are sitting in his apartment in the hotel listening to some of his old vinyl records and reminiscing about him.
Nov Posted by jesusgaray. I am a huge fan of alternate histories, whether massive or minuscule in its scope. Most people turn to Harry Turtledove, and with good reason, but other people have done interesting takes with the concept. The story starts with two dock workers stumbling onto a mysterious black album with the word God written on the lower left hand corner. In it was a shocker: An album by the Beatles from an universe where they made one more album after Abbey Road. It was recognizable from the first, faded-in, descending piano chords. But then the vocals opened—and it was Lennon. Listen to it.