376 books — 193 voters
Alternate 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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“ Sound bytes. Catch phrases. Sales pitches. Words. All lexical legitimizing. ‘A rose by any other name…’ he said. In the end it’s all propaganda. ”
“ After Dunkirk, the Luftwaffe had turned its sights onto England. We’d seen the destructive force of German military might playing to universal horror across cinema screens up and down the country, and with our army gone, Hitler and Göring’s eyes turned west to the white cliffs of Dover. Warsaw, Rotterdam… was London next? Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh? They bombed us relentlessly for a fortnight, even before France signed her official surrender. Night-time bombing raids on London, now ...more ”
A group for those who enjoy literature in the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Our borders…more
[close] A group for those who enjoy literature in the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Our borders are blurred sometimes edging into the realms of Supernatural Horror, Myth & Legend, Alternate History, Cyberpunk, Urban Fantasy, and all those other sub-genres of SF&F that you know fascinate everyone (even those who refuse to admit it).
153 members, last active 6 years ago
Travel. Fantasy. Beer.
[close] Travel. Fantasy. Beer.
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A book club based in Central Mississippi that orbits around works in the Fantasy, Science Fictio…more
[close] A book club based in Central Mississippi that orbits around works in the Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Alternative History genres.
18 members, last active 2 years ago
A book club dedicated to the genre of speculative fiction. We'll be exploring classic works, wit…more
[close] A book club dedicated to the genre of speculative fiction. We'll be exploring classic works, with an emphasis on Hugo and Nebula award winners. New releases recommended by Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, and The New York Times Book Review will be regularly featured. Book length should be limited to 500 pages unless the group decides otherwise. Reading list suggestions are welcome. "Today's science fiction is tomorrow's science fact." - Isaac Asimov
1 member, last active 3 years ago
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