For All Mankind: Alternate History Done Well

Bob Mayer
2 min readNov 4, 2021
For All Mankind

I binged For All Mankind not long ago and found it intriguing and interesting. It’s an alternate history of the moon race where the Russians get to the moon first and the US plays catch-up.

The alternate history is interesting but not spectacular. Given that in this version it spurs both countries to put bases on the moon, one almost wishes this had been true.

Bob Mayer

West Point grad; Special Ops Vet; NY Times bestseller of over 80 books; for free books and over 200 free downloadable slideshows go to