Alternate History

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.

New Releases Tagged "Alternate History"

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Reticence (Custard Protocol, #4)
Machines Like Me
The King's Traitor (Kingfountain, #3)
The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1)
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The Fated Sky (Lady Astronaut, #2)
Time and Time Again
The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library, #5)
The Only Harmless Great Thing
An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)
My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)
American War
And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga, #1)
Lent
The Man in the High Castle
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
Fatherland
11/22/63
1632 (Assiti Shards, #1)
The Guns of the South
The Years of Rice and Salt
Black Powder War (Temeraire, #3)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, #4)
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285 books — 664 voters
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102 books — 13 voters

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360 books — 319 voters

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Historical Fantasy Adaptations
20 books — 2 voters
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Romanov Retellings
9 books — 8 voters


Dexter Palmer
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
Dexter Palmer, Version Control

Nava Semel
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.
Nava Semel, Isra-Isle

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