Award-winning author Rick Wilber’s fictional versions of famous baseball player and World War II spy Moe Berg have been entertaining readers of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine for years. In this collection of alternate-history stories, Wilber’s fictional Moe Berg puts down his ball and bat and goes to work for a mysterious superspy woman as they work to save America from a German atom bomb.
In worlds where the Japanese have invaded California, Erwin Rommel’s panzers are sweeping through the Texas Republic and the Hindenburg zeppelin carries a terrible weapon, it falls to Moe and the mystery woman to stop the fascists and their superbombs. All four of these stories were first published in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. “Something Real” won the 2012 Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History – Short Form.