Alternate Universe

Alternate Universe (often abbreviated as "AU") is a descriptor used to characterize fanworks which change one or more elements of the source work's canon. Also may be known as multiverse. The various universes within the multiverse are called "parallel universes", "other universes" or "alternate universes."

Often used in Fantasy, Science-Fiction, and Comic genres.


New Releases Tagged "Alternate Universe"

The Witch and the Vampire
Infinity Gate (Pandominion, #1)

Most Read This Week Tagged "Alternate Universe"

Infinity Gate (Pandominion, #1)
The Peacekeeper (The Good Lands, #1)
The Wandering Inn: Volume 2 (The Wandering Inn, #2)
The Quantum Curators and the Fabergé Egg (The Quantum Curators #1)
Savage Her Reply
Subversive (Clandestine Magic, #1)
Cinnamon Bun (Cinnamon Bun, #1)
Doors of Sleep (Journals of Zaxony Delatree, #1)
Invisible Sun (Empire Games, #3)
Breach (Cold War Magic, #1)
Famous Men Who Never Lived
The Chosen (Contender, #1)
Any Way the Wind Blows
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1)
Dark Matter
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)
Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1)
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)
Abraham Lincoln by Seth Grahame-SmithPride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-SmithBrothers Sen Gogh by Manik BalSense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. WintersEscape from Texas by James W. Russell
Revisionist Novels
25 books — 18 voters

Stardust by Neil GaimanThe Last Unicorn by Peter S. BeagleThe Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine ArdenThe Golem and the Jinni by Helene WeckerThe Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
SFF: Best Prose
30 books — 5 voters

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisAlice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'EngleA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Books with parallel world
154 books — 51 voters

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