Chandler, A. Bertram. Kelly Country. DAW 1985.
Chandler, A. Bertram. Kelly Country
Divergence: 1880 CE
What if: Australian Ned Kelly escaped police capture in 1880 and led a successful Irish-Australian rebellion against British authority.
Summary: A mental time traveler causes Kelly's escape and wakes up in world where Australia rather than the US is embroiled in Vietnam.
Published: Penguin Australia 1984 (0140060049); DAW 1985 (0886770661).
Published: Portions previously appeared in short story form, including "Kelly Country", in Void #3 (1976), and Portable Australian Authors: Australian Science Fiction (ed. Ned Ikin), University of Queensland 1982, Academy Chicago 1984; and "The Way It Was", in Omega Science Digest March/April 1981, and v.t. "A New Dimension" in Up to the Sky in Ships, NESFA 1982. A chapter excised from the final novel was published as "Kelly Country, Chapter 4", in Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature #18 (1984).
Original in: English.
Translation: German by Denis Scheck as Die australische Revolution, Goldmann 1986 (3442234972).