King George's Computers

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
This story is based on a single piece of pure speculation.

Suppose the transistor had been invented in the United Kingdom in 1937, instead of in the United States in 1947?

There is no reason why it could not have been. Semi-conductors had been used in "cat's whisker" radios since the 1920's.

And once transistors were available computers would soon follow -- computers born in a desperate war.
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Iain Scott reviewed on on Dec. 12, 2011

Intresting AH scenario, but the consequences arnt really explored past the exposition at the begining, and the action story in the second half could have been almost any other exciting action sequence. Lots of potential, but unfulfilled.
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Richard Christopher reviewed on on May 23, 2011

Surprisingly believable (once you realize the transistor was invented in 1925) alternate history novel of how the UK could have used what sounds like early micro-computers during World War II. Recommended.
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