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.

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Macaque Attack! (Ack-Ack Macaque, #3)
Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3)
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3)
The Kraken King  (Iron Seas, #4)
Red Winter (The United States of Vinland #2)


  • Freedom Club by Saul Garnell
    Freedom Club
    The year is 2085, and the world dives blindly into capitalistic hysteria while dreaming of a technologic singularity. India and China now dominate as…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 26 - Feb 02, 2015
    1 copy available, 194 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Departure by A.G. Riddle
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    Flight 305 took off in 2014...
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    With time ru…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jan 09 - Feb 02, 2015
    2 copies available, 578 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan
    Hollow World
    Release date: Apr 15, 2014
    2014 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Science Fiction *** Autographed *** Time Travel Science Fiction Adventure

    The future is coming...for some, so…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Nov 14 - Feb 04, 2015
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  • Firefight (Reckoners, #2)
    A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)
    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
    Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3)
    Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
    Authority (Southern Reach, #2)
    Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3)
    The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist #1)
    The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
    Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
    Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)
    Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1)
    Written in Red (The Others, #1)
    Brave New World by Aldous HuxleySlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutPrincipia Discordia, Or, How I Found Goddess and What I Did t... by Gregory  HillCatch-22 by Joseph HellerThe Manson File by Nikolas Schreck
    Bibles for the Revolution
    230 books — 87 voters
    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
    232 books — 144 voters

    September Ends by Hunter S. JonesAlien Species Intervention Books 1-3 by J.K. AccinniHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingShadow Over Avalon by C.N. LesleyBeyond Bridalveil Fall by Sheryl Seal
    Imaginative Books
    373 books — 289 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

    Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman MelvilleUlysses by James JoyceA Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessInfinite Jest by David Foster WallaceDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
    Rabelais' Codpiece
    108 books — 80 voters
    The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. DickFatherland by Robert HarrisWatchmen by Alan MooreJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkeNew Yesterdays by Jim L. Wright
    Best Alternate History
    196 books — 402 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
    The Yiddish Policemen's Union
    Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
    Black Powder War (Temeraire #3)
    The Years of Rice and Salt
    Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
    How Few Remain (Timeline-191, #1)
    The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
    Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, #4)

    G.F.  Smith
    What is more precious: a thousand answers derived from one question? Or, one answer…from a thousand questions?
    G.F. Smith

    Gwenn Wright
    Wicked eyes are not a good prospect for seminary boys. They want a gentle, soft sort of wife, not a wife who looks as though she may sprout wings and carry off the young children of the village. ~Maria "Smythe
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