I posted in the WDT about how Amazon released a TV pilot for their adaptation of The Man in the High Castle. For those not familiar, its based on an alternate history book where Germany wins WWII by beating the US in atom bomb development and nukes Washington DC to win the war. It takes place 20 years later in the mid-60s where Americans are completely ruled by the Third Reich. I tried to fathom this scenario actually playing out in real life and its both scary and fascinating to comprehend what the world would be like if that had happened. (If anything, message board racial discussions would probably be a bit different, snork snork.) Theres also many other books that take an approach to alternate history. I read a story once where the Roman Empire (somehow) accidentally develops the steam engine, jump starting the Industrial Revolution a few thousand years early. The result being the Roman empire never collapsing, conquering the whole world, and colonizing the solar system by the year 2000. Focus: What historical event with a different outcome would have the greatest impact on today? What would the world look like? Alt Focus: Alternate history, in general.