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.


Princess Ballot (Royals of Arbon Academy, #1)
Between Jobs (The City Between, #1)
Eternity's Wheel (InterWorld, #3)
Any Way the Wind Blows
Infinite Regress (Schooled in Magic, #9)
The Space Between Worlds
The Chosen (Contender #1)
Past Tense (Schooled in Magic, #10)
Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (Timeless, #1)
Graduation Day (Schooled in Magic, #14)
In Some Other Life
Tether (Many-Worlds, #2)
1636: The Ottoman Onslaught
Europe in Winter
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)
Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
The Gunslinger
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Apparitions are, so to speak, shreds and fragments of other worlds, the first beginnings of them. There is, of course, no reason why a healthy man should see them, because a healthy man is mainly a being of this earth, and therefore for completeness and order he must live only this earthly life. But as soon as he falls ill, as soon as the normal earthly state of the organism is disturbed, the possibility of another world begins to appear, and as the illness increases, so do the contacts with the ...more
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Stephanie Osborn
Watson fully comprehended the fact that occasionally it is useful for one’s adversaries to underestimate one’s abilities.” ~Sherlock Holmes
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