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Trivers
08-15-2012, 06:16 PM
About a invading race of "teddy bears" that had discovered FTL drive, but not advanced otherwise, so when they invaded earth, they were armed with flintlocks against our modern army. Of course they get whacked, and the story ends with them wondering what havoc the humans would have on the rest of the universe with both FTL and the A bomb.

Want to use in PPT to a group of IT executives....

Anyone have a link to the short story?

Thanks!

patteeu
08-15-2012, 06:43 PM
Harry Turtledove - The Road Not Taken (Short Story) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_Not_Taken_(short_story))

JD10367
08-15-2012, 06:44 PM
The Internet is your friend.

http://www.alternatehistory.net/discus/messages/3/1989.html?1068617833

patteeu
08-15-2012, 06:47 PM
And here's the story. (http://books.google.com/books?id=VIUi2IWwuLsC&pg=PA276&lpg=PA276&dq=the+road+not+taken+turtledove&source=bl&ots=jpr8lTY3Nl&sig=2YrC0YMhN-hbbpS_W2QPWZpE2jY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0DQsUPXbBMW2qQHo9IDwBg&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=the%20road%20not%20taken%20turtledove&f=false)

Trivers
08-15-2012, 06:56 PM
Harry Turtledove - The Road Not Taken (Short Story) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_Not_Taken_(short_story))

Thank YOU!!!!!!!!

How did you find it? I search Google for an hour

REP!

patteeu
08-15-2012, 06:59 PM
Thank YOU!!!!!!!!

How did you find it? I search Google for an hour

REP!

I did a google search for "teddy bears with muskets" and found the google book in post 4. Once I knew the name of the short story, I found the wiki page in post 2.

You're welcome. Glad we found it.

KC_Lee
08-16-2012, 09:59 PM
Well that's one Turtledove story I have not read yet. But teddy bears? Really?!?

Mr Luzcious
08-16-2012, 10:10 PM
I just read it because of this. It's pretty amusing.