Author: Todd Pliss
Original language: English
Publication date: 2012
Log Line: A professor sends a graduate student back in time to 1933 to kill Adolf Hitler, only to find her actions have unintended consequences.
WHAT IF HITLER WON?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Todd Colby Pliss vividly imagines the nightmarish scenario of a professor who sends a student back in time to 1933 to kill Adolf Hitler, only to find her actions have unintended consequences, with his new novel,
Wayne Goldberg, graduate student at NYU, is asked by his physics professor, Dr. Lisa Hoffmann, to stop by her lab and is shown a strange contraption that he is informed is indeed a working time machine. After convincing Wayne of its validity, by sending him back to the Hindenburg briefly, he agrees to be sent back in time to 1933 to kill Adolf Hitler, by slipping poison into his celebratory drink, on the night he became Chancellor of Germany. After completing the mission, Wayne arrives back in 2012. Dr. Hoffmann doesn’t recognize her graduate student. New York City has become New Berlin City and the United States part of the German Unified Territories. Wayne must figure out a way to re-write history once again.
“I’ve always been interested in history’s great what-ifs, and the greatest ‘what-if’ is likely the question of what would have happened had Germany prevailed in World War Two. It’s fascinating, but also horrifying to consider what could have been.” says Pliss.