Alternate Histories: the month of September

This fall, I’m going to post one or two alternate histories a week. I teach college and I need to give some of my mind to it, but I also want to keep thinking this way–here’s why–and I believe that doing so will help me teach better as well.

Each of this month’s alternate histories will bring two anxieties together and write a future that’s responsive to both of them. Choosing our battles is important; so is recognizing when one isn’t really a battle, but a machine, or a school, or a navigational device, or open water.