Projecting the Other : The 'Mormon Question' in Harry Turtledove's How Few Remain
Association for Mormon Letters Annual
Harry Turtledove's alternate history novel, 'How Few Remain,' accurately recreated the details of Utah life in the 1880s and recognized the strategic location of the territory in the communication between the east and west coasts of the United States. His unflattering portrayal of Mormons was historically authentic according to non-Mormon sources of the time. Allred felt that the greatest irony of the novel was that the fictional resolution of the 'Mormon question' was less severe than the Edmunds-Tucker Act or the proposed Cullom Bill.