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.


The Fallen (Hades Castle Trilogy, #1)
The Wandering Inn: Book 1 (The Wandering Inn, #1)
Mad as a Hatter (Sons of Wonderland #1)
The Chosen (Contender #1)
Graduation Day (Schooled in Magic, #14)
The Wandering Inn: Volume 2 (The Wandering Inn, #2)
In Some Other Life
Breach (Cold War Magic, #1)
A Queen from the North (Royal Roses #1)
1602: Witch Hunter Angela
Down Station (Down Station, #1)
Infinite Regress (Schooled in Magic, #9)
Any Way the Wind Blows
Past Tense (Schooled in Magic, #10)
Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (Timeless, #1)
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
The Amber Spyglass
The Subtle Knife
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
The Gunslinger
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)
Neverwhere (London Below, #1)

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Diana Wynne Jones
You've probably all had those kinds of dreams that are like usual life, except that a lot of things are not the same, and you seem to know the future in them. Well, this is because these other worlds where two things can happen spread out from our world like rainbows, and sort of flow into one another- ...more
Diana Wynne Jones, Witch Week

Stephanie Osborn
That’s our cue,” Dr. Chadwick noted, managing to approximate a cheerful smile, addressing the room at large. “Everyone please stand behind the yellow line until the doors open. No food, drink, flash photography, or video cameras are permitted. Once aboard the ride, please keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times until we come to a full and complete stop. Otherwise, they’re apt to end up in another universe somewhere without ya, and wouldn’t that fry your noggin?
Stephanie Osborn, The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival

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