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Alternate History

Alternate history is a type of fiction set in a world where history has diverged from reality at some point. The plot usually revolves around explorations of the societal and political ramifications of those changes. It shares themes and elements with steampunk. In fact, steampunk's iconic The Difference Engine can also be classified as alternate history.

Well-known alternate history writers include Harry Turtledove and Eric Flint.

If you write alternate history fiction, explore the subgenre to connect with other like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.

Landmark Alternate History Titles

Here are select alternate history must-read titles:

  • THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION by Michael Chabon is a Landmark Alternate History Title on Book Country.  
  • THE YEARS OF RICE AND SALT by Kim Stanley Robinson is a Landmark Alternate History Title on Book Country.  
  • LEST DARKNESS FALL by L. Sprague de Camp is a Landmark Alternate History Title on Book Country.  
  • FATHERLAND by Robert Dennis Harris is a Landmark Alternate History Title on Book Country.  
  • TRANSITION by Iain M. Banks is a Landmark Alternate History Title on Book Country.  
  • THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA by Philip Roth is a Landmark Alternate History Title on Book Country.  
  • Alternate History – Farthing  
  • Alternate History – How Few Remain  
  • Alternate History – His Majesty's Dragon  
  • Alternate History – In War Times  
  • Alternate History – The Man in the High Castle  

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