ERIC G. SWEDIN is a professor of history at Weber State University. His doctorate is in the history of science and technology. His publications include numerous articles, six history books, four science fiction novels, and a historical mystery novel. His When Angels Wept: A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis won the 2010 Sidewise Award for Best Long-Form Alternate History. Eric lives with his family in a house built in 1881. His web site is http://www.swedin.org.