Return of William Proxmire, The (#176)

1989-00Time Travel/Parallel Universe Short StoryWhat Might Have Been? Volume I: Alternate Empires, ed. Gregory Benford & Martin H. Greenberg, Bantam Spectra 1989

What Might Have Been? Volumes I & II, ed. Gregory Benford & Martin H. Greenberg, SFBC 1990;
Requiem, ed. Yoji Kondo, Tor 1992;
Best of Larry Niven, The
William Proxmire Hugo nominee Shown to Robert Heinlein a few weeks before his death

A rare alternate-time-track story from Niven, and a delightful homage to one of SF's grand masters. Infamous senator William Proxmire attempts to hobble the "fanatics" in the space industry by going back in time to alter the lifestyle of a seasick young sailor named Robert Heinlein. But there's no way he could have predicted the results!