"Peace is Better"  
Author Harry Turtledove
First Appearance Thirty Days Later: Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time
Publisher Thinking Ink Press
Editor A.J. Sikes, B.J. Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff
Reprinted No
Collected No
Series State of Jefferson Stories
Genre(s) Alternate History, Science fiction
Publication date May, 2016
Preceded by "Visitor from the East"
Followed by "Typecasting"

"Peace is Better" is the second of two short alternate history works by Harry Turtledove, published in Thirty Days Later: Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time (A.J. Sikes, B.J. Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff, ed., Thinking Ink Press 2016). It is the second in a series of works featuring Bill Williamson, the sasquatch governor of the state of Jefferson. The story is essentially a vignette, set in September 1979, 30 days after the first story, "Visitor from the East" (published in the same volume). The story depicts Governor Williamson's meeting/photo-op with the historical Nobuo Fujita, the Japanese pilot who conducted the only air raid on the continental United States in OTL, dropping incendiary bombs near Brookings, Oregon. Within Turtledove's timeline, the attack came on Port Orford, Jefferson, and (also unlike OTL) the post-war Fujita became an American citizen and opened a successful Datsun dealership in Port Orford.

Much like the previous work, the story gives a quick sketch of Jefferson's history during the 1930s and 1940s during the governorship of Gilbert Gable, the historical mayor of Port Orford, who proposed the idea of Jefferson in OTL in 1941. The vignette also illustrates the libertarian culture of Jefferson, as Fujita is quite well-liked and respected within the community he attacked decades before.

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