Alternative History

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Jo Walton

DIVPFirst published in 2006, Jo Walton’s IFarthing/I was hailed as a masterpiece, a darkly romantic thriller set in an alternate postwar England sliding into fascism.BRBREight years after they overthrew Churchill and led Britain int...

Published: Mar 2013

The Buntline Special: A Weird West Ta...

Mike Resnick

The year is 1881. The United States of America ends at the Mississippi River. Beyond lies the Indian nations, where the magic of powerful Medicine Men has halted the advance of the Americans east of the river.An American government de...

Published: Dec 2010

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln (V...

Stephen L. Carter

From the author of the bestsellers TheEmperor of Ocean Park and New England White, an electrifying and provocative historical novel set in an alternate history in which Abraham Lincoln survives assassination at Ford's Theatre on April...

Published: Apr 2013

Liberating Atlantis

Harry Turtledove

Frederick Radcliff is a descendent of the family that founded Atlantis's first settlement. But he is also a slave. And when fate presents him with the opportunity to throw off his shackles once and for all, he becomes the leader of a ...

Published: Dec 2010

Supervolcano: All Fall Down

Harry Turtledove

In the aftermath of the supervolcano's eruption in Yellowstone Park, North America is covered in ash. Farmlands cannot produce food. Machinery has been rendered useless. Cities are no longer habitable. And the climate across the globe...

Published: Dec 2013

Atlantis and Other Places

Harry Turtledove

Atlantis and Other Places includes twelve amazing stories of ancient eras, historical figures, mysterious events, and out-of-this- world adventures from the incomparable Harry Turtledove.

Published: Nov 2011

Firestorm: Destroyermen

Taylor Anderson

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand...

Published: Oct 2012

Ring of Fire IV (The Ring of Fire)

Eric Flint

NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING SERIES WITH A STORY BY DAVID BRIN AND AN ALL-NEW STORY BY ERIC FLINT. Collection #4 of rollicking and idea-packed alternate history tales written by today’s hottest science fiction writers and edited...

Published: Feb 2017



The Battle of Gettysburg has become the great 'what if' of American history. Gettysburg unfolds an alternate path and creates for General Robert E. Lee the victory he might have won. Full of dramatic battle scenes, military strategy, ...

Published: May 2004

End of the Beginning

Harry Turtledove

This second volume wraps up a Harry Turtledove military alternative history in which the Japanese move on from their victory at Pearl Harbor to conquer Hawaii. Narrated by a cast of characters from both sides of the conflict, the stor...

Published: Aug 2006

The Mechanical (The Alchemy Wars)

Ian Tregillis

My name is Jax.That is the name granted to me by my human masters.I am a slave.But I shall be free.Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, the new novel from Ian Tregillis confirms his place as on...

Published: Nov 2014

The Mirage: A Novel (P.S.)

Matt Ruff

11/9/2001: Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners. They fly two into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh. The fourth plane, believed to be bound for Mecc...

Published: Jan 2013

A Rainbow of Blood: The Union in Peri...

Peter G. Tsouras

The second volume in Britannia's Fist, a remarkable trilogy of alternative history.A Rainbow of Blood continues the epic, exciting story that began in Peter G. Tsouras's previous alternate history, Britannia's Fist. The Great War acce...

Published: Apr 2014

Britannia's Fist: From Civil War to W...

Peter G. Tsouras

The first volume in an extraordinary trilogy of alternative history.In this, the first volume of renowned author and historian Peter G. Tsouras's alternative history trilogy, Great Britain's support for the Confederacy takes it to the...

Published: Apr 2014


Jo Walton

Before Jo Walton won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for her stunning Among Others, she published a trilogy set in a dark alternate postwar England that had negotiated "Peace with Honor" with Nazi Germany in 1941. These novels—...

Published: May 2013

The Stress of Her Regard

Tim Powers

When Michael Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence, but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining f...

Published: Aug 2008

Blonde Roots

Bernardine Evaristo

The most provocative debut novel of the year, "a dizzying satire" (The New Yorker) that "boldly turns history on its head" (Elle). What if the history of the transatlantic slave trade had been reversed and Africans had enslaved Europ...

Published: Jan 2010

The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histori...

Ian Watson

Every short story in this wonderfully varied collection has in common some diversion in history, some alternate reality from what we know, resulting in a very different world. In addition to original stories specially commissioned fro...

Published: May 2010

Surrounded by Enemies: A Breakpoint N...

Bryce Zabel

What if Kennedy survived Dallas? President John F. Kennedy has lived through the ambush in Dealey Plaza. America holds its collective breath, seeing its president nearly executed in broad daylight. But as the country marches on, the ...

Published: Nov 2015

Angels of Vengeance (Without Warning)...

John Birmingham

"A seamless fusion of alternate history, postapocalyptic fiction, and espionage-fueled thriller."—Publishers WeeklyWhen an inexplicable wave of energy slams into North America, the world is plunged into turmoil—as wars e...

Published: Feb 2013

The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a H...

Jean D'Ormesson

The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Prince Basil of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways made him a byword for infamy,...

Published: May 2016

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught (Ring of ...

Eric Flint

Book #21 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. The uptimers and their allies take on the Ottoman Empire at its height of power.The modern West Virginia town of Grantville has been displaced in time to con...

Published: Oct 2017

Lincoln's Wizard: Dragons of the Conf...

Tracy Hickman

Washington has fallen! Legions of 'grays' -- dead soldiers reanimated on the battlefield and pressed back into service of the Southern Cause -- have pushed the lines as far north as the Ohio River. Lincoln has moved the government of ...

Published: Sep 2015

Altered Europa

Martin T. Ingham

Behold history the way it wasn't! Explore the age-old question, "What-if," with 21 tales of alternate history. What if Rome had never fallen? What if the Soviet Union sent a man to Mars? What if the Austrian Empire reigned...

Published: Apr 2017

Hitler's Peace

Philip Kerr

Fact mixes with compelling fiction in this World War II thriller. In the fall of 1943, FDR invites OSS operative Willard Mayer, a philosopher and a man of dubious and constantly shifting loyalties, to attend the Big Three conference i...

Published: Aug 2006

Arabella of Mars (The Adventures of A...

David D. Levine

Since Newton witnessed a bubble rising from his bathtub, mankind has sought the stars. When William III of England commissioned Capt. William Kidd to command the first expedition to Mars in the late 1600s, he proved that space travel ...

Published: May 2017

Darwin's Watch: The Science of Discwo...

Terry Pratchett

When Charles Darwin writes the wrong book and reverses the progress of science, Unseen University’s wizards must once again save Roundworld (Earth, that is) from an apocalyptic end.  Ever since a wizardly experiment inadvertently b...

Published: Jun 2015


Keith Roberts

A classic of alternate history, this novel is set in a twentieth century where the Roman Catholic Church controls the western world, and has done so so Queen Elizabeth was assassinated in 1588.

Published: Dec 2011


C. J. Sansom

C.J. SANSOM REWRITES HISTORY IN A THRILLING NOVEL THAT DARES TO IMAGINE BRITAIN UNDER THE THUMB OF NAZI GERMANY.1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany. The global e...

Published: Dec 2014

Halsey's Bluff

Larry Schweikart

Halsey's Bluff is an alternative history about the battle of Midway. In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, in this version of history, Halsey doesn't step down from command of carrier forces because of health issues and leads the force at...

Published: Feb 2016
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