Alternate history seeks to explore what the world would be like if certain events in history had played out differently. What if the Confederacy had won the American Civil War? What if JFK was never assassinated? What if NASA failed to land on the moon? That sort of thing.
Shaun Clayton of Topless Robot has pondered the same sort of questions, only from a geek perspective. For example, what if Stephen King died of his injuries after getting hit by a van in 1999? What if Nintendo failed to launch the revolutionary NES game system in 1985? What if Star Trek was revived in 1978 with the proposed television series, "Star Trek: Phase II"? How would geek culture and history have been different if any of these scenarios actually happened?
Take a peek at Topless Robot's "6 Terrifying Alternate Nerd Histories
" to find out!