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

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

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

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

Drive to the East (Settling Accounts,...

Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove–the master of alternate history–has recast the tumultuous twentieth century and created an epic that is powerful, bold, and as convincing as it is provocative. In Drive to the East he continues his saga of warfare...

Published: May 2006

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

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

1812: The Rivers of War

Eric Flint

Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was a national bestseller from one of the most talked-about voices in his field. Now, in this extraordinary new alternate history, Flint begins a dramatic saga of the North America...

Published: Oct 2006

The Man with the Iron Heart

Harry Turtledove

What if V-E Day didn't end World War II in Europe? What if, instead, the Allies had to face a potent, even fanatical, postwar Nazi resistance? Such a movement, based in the fabled Alpine Redoubt, was in fact a real threat, ultimately ...

Published: Jul 2009

Without Warning

John Birmingham

In Kuwait, American forces are locked and loaded for the invasion of Iraq. In Paris, a covert agent is close to cracking a terrorist cell. And just north of the equator, a sailboat manned by a drug runner and a pirate is witness to th...

Published: Jun 2010

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

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

Magdalen Rising: The Beginning (The M...

Elizabeth Cunningham

"Smart and earthy . . . richly imaginative . . . the epitome of the storyteller's art."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch, named one of "The Year's Best Books""This amazing book could well become a classic of women's literature."—Booklist, ...

Published: Mar 2010

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

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

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

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


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

Mother Earth, Bloody Ground: A Novel ...

R. E. Thomas

As Part Two of the Stonewall Goes West trilogy, Mother Earth, Bloody Ground continues to answer the greatest "what if?" of the Civil War: what if Stonewall Jackson had survived the Battle of Chancellorsville? Through a combi...

Published: Apr 2014

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

Armistice: The Hot War

Harry Turtledove

In the final book of the blistering trilogy The Hot War, old hatreds and new chances for revenge are unleashed on an already devastated world—as the Cold War becomes a roaring inferno.In 1952 American cities lie in ruins. President ...

Published: Jul 2018

Return Engagement (Settling Accounts,...

Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove's remarkable alternative history novels brilliantly remind us of how fragile the thread of time can be, and offer us a world of "what if." Drawing on a magnificent cast of characters that includes soldiers, ...

Published: Jun 2005
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