Turtledove's Joe Steele is out

Just came across this review of Turtledove's Joe Steele, an alternate history novel in which Stalin's parents migrate to California and he, rather than FDR, wins the 1932 Democratic presidential nomination.

Sounds like it might suffer from the common Turtledove weakness of mimicking actual historical events on our own timeline too closely, without reflecting on some of the consequences the differences might bring. But the premise still scares me to death.


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