New York, Neu York, Apocalypses and more thoughts on alternate histories

The folks at new sci-fi blog io9 must have been tuned in to my thoughts yesterday, because they posted about possible alternate New Yorks, apocalypse movies and alternate alternate universes.

And I just realised that I live in the world’s first industrial city. The hell with thinking about New York, London and other cites. There have to be some great parallel worlds to be spun off from local history, particularly if I wanted to do something steam-punky.