Opium Wars and Conquistadores... of the Future!
July 22, 2011 12:04 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for future-ish fiction that casts Western Civilization as the underdog in updated (fictional) retellings of historical events.
posted by codswallop to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking alone the lines of Turtledove's "Vilcabamba
" or William Barton's When Heaven Fell
, both seeming to me to be retellings of the conquest of the Inca, with When Heaven Fell
having a bit of the British Raj thrown in for good measure.
There was also a recent story that cast the US as the big loser of a neo-Opium War waged by China, but the author and title escape me.
I'm not looking for "powerful aliens invade and stomp us" stories but self-conscious reimaginings of history. Any suggestions?