Andrew May looks at references to James Joyce in SF with attention paid to Philip K. Dick, James Blish, and Brian Aldiss.
Razib Khan looks at the complicated consequences of the colonies losing their war with Britain. I’ve reviewed one such alternate history, Robert Conroy’s Liberty: 1784. There are others:
- Harry Turtledove and Richard Dreyfuss’ The Two Georges
- Harry Harrison’s A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!
- Marc Laidlaw’s “His Powder’d Wig, His Crown of Thornes” (my favorite of the four)