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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.
“ That's one of our speculations, by the way. That the prior version of history that this one overwrote was horrible. Complete geopolitical mayhem; half of New York City is underwater. The United States is headed toward civil war, or ruled by an artificial-intelligence construct, or some such other thing. Real end-of-days stuff. That the instances of ourselves who existed in that history figured out what we have: that the invention of the causality violation device was the cause. That in that prio ...more ”
“ גרנד־פלסטיין היא המקום הכי מנומנם בתבל, והאפשרות לצוד שם סנסציה כובשת־כותרות שווה לסיכוי להכות את הקזינו. שלח את התמונות הפסטורליות מהכפר הקטן ירושלים לנשיונל ג'יאוגרפיק, הוא הציע. אולי הם יהיו מעוניינים. ”
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
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If it ends the world, re-imagines the world or changes the rules to the game of life, let's rea…more
[close] If it ends the world, re-imagines the world or changes the rules to the game of life, let's read it! This group is for 'Active' readers to participate in lively discussions of Fantasy, Speculative and Science Fiction genres. • Aliens (invasion, first contact) • Alternative-history • Apocalyptic, • Cyberpunk, • Dystopian, • Fantasy, (dark fantasy, epic fantasy, urban fantasy) • Horror, • Mythic fiction, (ancient/modern mythology) • Paranormal, • Post-Apocalyptic • Science-fiction, • Speculative-fiction, • Steam-punk, • Superhero-fiction, • Supernatural-fiction, • Techno-thrillers, (cyberpunk) • Time travel • Thrillers, (Crime, Psychological, Medical, Mystery) • Zombie Apocalypse and other forms of Speculative and Science Fictions.
281 members, last active 7 months ago
If, like us, you enjoy anything paranormal, then this place is for you. This is a bookclub dedic…more
[close] If, like us, you enjoy anything paranormal, then this place is for you. This is a bookclub dedicated to Paranormal (YA & Adult) Fantasy, dystopia, science-fiction with vampires, werewolves, ghosts... Anything out of this world is welcome around here! Each month we have a Book Of The Month club and Reading Challenges. We also have an informal Read-to-Review program and an ongoing We Found Free Ebooks post where you can find paranormal freebies. ABSOLUTELY NO SELF-PROMOTION IS ALLOWED That means authors, and also bloggers and marketers who try to lure people away to outside websites. First time you do it, you will be banned. No warnings. No exceptions.
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This group is for questions regarding The Year of the Dragon series: "The Shadow of Black Wings"…more
[close] This group is for questions regarding The Year of the Dragon series: "The Shadow of Black Wings", "The Warrior's Soul" and "The Islands in the Mist" (and any upcoming volumes)
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