Publisher's summary Edit
- “The human race had every opportunity. We blew it, darling
Take two Cousins from Faction Paradox.
Give them a world – the Earth, for example – and give them the power to change that world's history as they see fit.
Then stand back and watch what happens…
Just what would happen if a couple of Cousins used our planet as their personal game board? As they create one alternative reality after another, twisting history and reality into knots, only one outcome is sure: whoever wins, the human race loses.”
Individual stories Edit
- This anthology notably featured only female writers.
- The title is a reference to William Tenn's 1953 short story The Liberation of Earth, where two warring alien species took turns "liberating" planet Earth from each other until the planet was wrecked. In the anthology, Tefen and Triphis similarly take turns altering Earth's history, changing the patterns of conquest and colonisation beyond recognition.