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.

The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy, #1)
The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure (Iron Seas, #4.8; Kraken King, #8)
The Case of the Insufferable Slave
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
Playing with Two-Edged Swords
The Immortal Crown (Age of X, #2)
My Real Children
Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy, #2)
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History
Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1
The Kraken King and the Iron Heart (Iron Seas, #4.5; King Kraken, #5)
The Kraken King and the Empress's Eyes (Iron Seas, #4.7; Kraken King, #7)
Deadly Shores (Destroyermen, #9)
The Kraken King and the Crumbling Walls (Iron Seas, #4.6; Kraken King, #6)
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies


  • The Last Day by Bill Yancey
    The Last Day: Armageddon by Terrorists
    Release date: May 02, 2014
    In the waning days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union is losing its previously tight control over its minions, diverse peoples it has ruled with an iro…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 15 - Aug 15, 2014
    2 copies available, 66 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Dragon Dawn by Deborah O'Neill Cordes
    Dragon Dawn (Dinosaurian Time Travel, #1)

    What if the extinction of the dinosaurs hadn’t occurred? An alien stranded on Mars is determined to…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 06 - Jul 28, 2014
    1 copy available, 1369 people requesting
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  • The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney
    The Seat of Magic (The Golden City, #2)
    Release date: Jul 01, 2014
    Trade Paperback of "The Seat of Magic"

    Magical beings have been banned from the Golden City for decades, though many live there in secret. Now humans a…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 18 - Aug 08, 2014
    3 copies available, 65 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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    The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
    The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12)
    Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
    Parasite (Parasitology, #1)
    Goliath (Leviathan, #3)
    Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2)
    The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1)
    The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1)
    East of West, Vol. 1: The Promise
    The Apothecary (The Apothecary, #1)
    The Boleyn Reckoning (The Boleyn Trilogy, #3)
    The Song of the Quarkbeast (The Last Dragonslayer, #2)
    September Ends by Hunter S. JonesShadow Over Avalon by C.N. LesleyBeyond Bridalveil Fall by Sheryl SealBeyond the World of Man by Sheryl SealHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    Imaginative Books
    274 books — 259 voters
    Blackout by Connie WillisIron House by John HartMythik Imagination #1 by Jon MacThe Tower's Alchemist by Alesha EscobarBitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis
    WWII Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books
    17 books — 19 voters

    Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman MelvilleUlysses by James JoyceA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
    Rabelais' Codpiece
    104 books — 55 voters
    1984 by George OrwellBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyDune by Frank HerbertThe Meat Market by James Chalk
    Best Social Science Fiction
    258 books — 221 voters

    Fatherland by Robert HarrisInceptio by Alison MortonThe Peshawar Lancers by S.M. StirlingThe Odessa File by Frederick ForsythWild Cards by George R.R. Martin
    Alternate History
    56 books — 40 voters
    Prince of Hearts by Margaret FoxeNefertiti's Heart by A.W. ExleyHatshepsut's Collar by A.W. ExleyA Dark Heart by Margaret FoxeLady of Devices by Shelley Adina
    Indie Steampunk
    36 books — 42 voters

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

    Lloyd Pye
    Having to accept hominoids as real will require having to acknowledge that the prehuman fossil record is comprised entirely of their bones, rather than ours.
    Lloyd Pye

    Gwenn Wright
    They don’t teach kidnapping at Eton, dad
    Gwenn Wright, Lipstick & Bolsheviks

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