Alternate History

Alternate history or alternative history is a subgenre of speculative fiction (or science fiction) and historical fiction that is set in a world in which history has diverged from the actual history of the world. Alternate history literature asks the question, "What if history had developed differently?" Most works in this genre are based on real historical events, yet feature social, geopolitical, or industrial circumstances that developed differently than our own.

New Releases Tagged "Alternate History"

Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3)
The Kraken King  (Iron Seas, #4)
Red Winter (The United States of Vinland #2)
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1)
Time's Edge (The Chronos Files, #2)
The Spiritglass Charade (Stoker & Holmes, #2)
The Time Roads
1636: The Viennese Waltz
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets: An Anthology of Holmesian Tales Across Time and Space
The Valkyrie (The Saga of Edda-Earth Book 1)


  • The Paper Masque by Jessica Dall
    The Paper Masque (The Broken Line, #3)
    Release date: Dec 04, 2014
    Elsie Wembley has never suffered boredom gladly, always staying only one step ahead of trouble. When Elsie meets button-down Laurence Flynn, however,…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2014
    1 copy available, 110 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Dragon's Fall by David Lee Summers
    Dragon's Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order
    I am pleased to give away 5 copies of my novel of historical vampire mercenaries.

    Three vampyrs. Three lives. Three intertwining stories.

    Bearing the gu…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 05 - Jan 02, 2015
    5 copies available, 126 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Untimed by Andy Gavin
    Time travel adventure by Andy Gavin, author of The Darkening Dream and creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter.

    Charlie’s…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 15 - Jan 15, 2015
    2 copies available, 301 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
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    Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3)
    A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)
    Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
    Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1)
    Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy, #2)
    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
    The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist #1)
    Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)
    The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
    Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
    The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
    Blackout by Connie WillisIron House by John HartMythik Imagination #1 by Jon MacBitter Seeds by Ian TregillisThe Tower's Alchemist by Alesha Escobar
    WWII Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books
    18 books — 21 voters

    Fatherland by Robert HarrisThe Man in the High Castle by Philip K. DickDominion by C.J. SansomIn the Presence of Mine Enemies by Harry TurtledoveThe Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
    Great Alternate History novels!!!
    36 books — 10 voters
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkeThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanThe Eyre Affair by Jasper FfordeNeverwhere by Neil Gaiman
    Alternate England
    240 books — 230 voters

    The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. DickFatherland by Robert HarrisWatchmen by Alan MooreNew Yesterdays by Jim L. WrightJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
    Best Alternate History
    191 books — 398 voters

    The Man in the High Castle
    His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
    Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
    1632 (Assiti Shards, #1)
    Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
    The Guns of the South
    Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
    The Yiddish Policemen's Union
    Black Powder War (Temeraire #3)
    The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
    Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
    How Few Remain (Timeline-191, #1)
    The Years of Rice and Salt
    Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, #4)

    Later that afternoon with the Germans already in Trafalgar Square and advancing down Whitehall to take their position in the rear, the enemy unit advancing across St. James 'Park made their final charge. Several of those in the Downing Street position were already dead... and at last the Bren ceased its chatter, its last magazine emptied. Churchill reluctantly abandoned the machine-gun, drew his pistol and with great satisfaction, for it was a notoriously inaccurate weapon, shot dead the first Ge ...more
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