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 Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #3)
Timekeeper (Timekeeper, #1)
Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2)
Romancing the Inventor (Supernatural Society, #1)
Congress of Secrets
The Turncoat's Gambit (The Inventor's Secret #3)
Loki's Rage (The United States of Vinland #3)
The Gates of Hell (The Shards of Heaven, #2)
Pauper
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
Iron Cast
A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1)
Glitter
Dracula vs. Hitler
Stalin's Hammer: Paris (Axis of Time, #6)
The Underground Railroad
11/22/63
Awakening (Monstress, #1)
Life After Life
Underground Airlines
The Thief's Daughter (Kingfountain, #2)
Written in Fire (Brilliance Saga, #3)
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)
And I Darken (The Conquerer's Saga, #1)
A Symphony of Echoes (The Chronicles of St. Mary's, #2)
Burning Bright
Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1)
The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
One Year After (After, #2)
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenKafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiThe Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiShōgun by James Clavell
Japanese Fiction
256 books — 202 voters
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsSeptember Ends by Hunter S. JonesThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsShadow Over Avalon by C.N. Lesley
Imaginative Books
471 books — 356 voters

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkeThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanNeverwhere by Neil GaimanThe Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Alternate England
342 books — 284 voters
Fallout by Todd StrasserBorn Wicked by Jessica SpotswoodEtiquette & Espionage by Gail CarrigerDodger by Terry PratchettWaistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
Young Adult Alternate Histories
44 books — 15 voters

The Man in the High Castle
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Fatherland
Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
1632 (Assiti Shards, #1)
11/22/63
Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
The Guns of the South
Black Powder War (Temeraire, #3)
The Years of Rice and Salt
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)

Stephanie Osborn
A wise man does not always admit to everything he knows. And sometimes an overly-credulous friend can be a source of mild amusement.” ~Sherlock Holmes
Stephanie Osborn, The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival

The burned corpses of the doppelgängers of Hitler and Braun, numerous false leads, meticulously orchestrated evidence, misdirection, and other diversions now being set in place will confuse the Americans and Russians, Zeller knew, and, in the end, put them at each other’s throats.
Paul Majkut

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