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"

All Those Vanished Engines
The Seat of Magic (The Golden City, #2)
Rocket Girl Volume 1: Times Squared
A Plunder of Souls (Thieftaker Chronicles, #3)
Last Orders (The War That Came Early, #6)
Jani and the Greater Game
Ghosts of Time
The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy, #1)
Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis, #1)
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure (Iron Seas, #4.8; Kraken King, #8)
The Case of the Insufferable Slave
Playing with Two-Edged Swords


  • The Outcome, volume one by Eric Rivernight
    The Outcome, volume one: Sylvia
    "Sylvia... You're the eldest of my children. Protect your siblings as I protected you. If fate is in our side, we will be a family again. Leave this p…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Aug 28 - Nov 15, 2014
    4 copies available, 39 people requesting
    Countries available: GB
  • The Golden Merra by Kevin  Moore
    The Golden Merra (Witches of the Water, #1)
    Release date: Aug 07, 2014
    It's the Prohibition era of the 1920s. Bootlegger and ex-pilot from World War I Wil Driscoll has reluctantly accepted an invitation from an old foe to…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Aug 29 - Sep 05, 2014
    1 copy available, 166 people requesting
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  • 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: Aug 15 - Sep 15, 2014
    2 copies available, 503 people requesting
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    Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
    The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
    Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1)
    The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
    The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist #1)
    Brilliance (Brilliance Saga, #1)
    All Our Yesterdays
    The Quick
    Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
    Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy, #2)
    Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
    Sisters' Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #3)
    Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War, #1)
    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
    234 books — 221 voters
    Prince of Hearts by Margaret FoxeNefertiti's Heart by A.W. ExleyHatshepsut's Collar by A.W. ExleyShadows of Asphodel by Karen KincyA Dark Heart by Margaret Foxe
    Indie Steampunk
    38 books — 50 voters

    Doomsday Book by Connie WillisTimeline by Michael CrichtonThe Practice Effect by David BrinZipang by Kaiji KawaguchiLest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague de Camp
    Pham Favorite Time Travel
    9 books — 2 voters
    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyPrincipia Discordia, Or, How I Found Goddess and What I Did t... by Gregory  HillThe Manson File by Nikolas SchreckNaked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
    Bibles for the Revolution
    216 books — 83 voters

    A Time To Every Purpose by Ian   AndrewEdelweiss by Madge SwindellsJackboot Britain by Daniel S. FletcherIf The Dead Rise Not by Philip KerrThe Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
    Best Nazi novels!
    12 books — 3 voters
    Fatherland by Robert HarrisInceptio by Alison MortonThe Peshawar Lancers by S.M. StirlingWatchmen by Alan MooreThe Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
    Alternate History
    57 books — 40 voters

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

    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
    Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

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

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    Excerpt Number 1
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    Alternate History Scenario Seeds
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