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 1945: A Novel
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Welcome to Alternate History Books, the site about alternate history and counterfactuals.

Ever wanted to know what might have happened if history had turned out differently? On this web site, we review books about alternate history - events that might have been that weren't.
  • Some of the books contain serious historical studies of what might have been if leaders of the past had made different decisions or luck had not influenced historical events in a particular way.

  • Other books that we look at, include novels or short stories - sometimes these books involve realistic changes to history that could have happened, but didn't - whereas in other cases, they involve fantastic elements such as time travel or travel between parallel worlds, dinosaurs or even or vampires.
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V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History

By Allen Steele

Ace Hardcover
Released: 2014-02-04
Hardcover (320 pages)

V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History
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With a gift for visionary fiction that “would make Robert A. Heinlein proud” (Entertainment Weekly) three-time Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility: what if the race to space had occurred in the early days of WWII?
 
It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S. Work on the rocket—called Silbervogel—begins at Peenemunde. Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt. The American President determines that there is only one logical response: the U.S. must build a spacecraft capable of intercepting Silbervogel and destroying it. Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, agrees to head the classified project.

So begins a race against time—between two secret military programs and two brilliant scientists whose high-stakes competition will spiral into a deadly game of political intrigue and unforeseen catastrophes played to the death in the brutal skies above America.
 

Shattered Nation: An Alternate History Novel of the American Civil War

By Jeffrey Brooks

Jeffrey E Brooks
Paperback (806 pages)

Shattered Nation: An Alternate History Novel of the American Civil War
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History records that, in the summer of 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis relieved General Joe Johnston from command of the Army of Tennessee, putting the aggressive General John Bell Hood in his place. Hood was subsequently defeated at Atlanta, allowing President Abraham Lincoln to secure reelection. The last chance of Confederate victory had been lost.

But what if history had unfolded differently?

Shattered Nation takes readers into history as it might have been. A single telegram radically alters the course of the war. As armies clash in epic battles outside Atlanta, Jefferson Davis strives to secure an independent Confederacy while Abraham Lincoln struggles desperately to keep his dream of a united America alive. A story of military adventure and political intrigue, Shattered Nation is one of the most spellbinding alternate history novels yet published.

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 1 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)

By Stacy Buck

Prime Evil Publishing
Released: 2013-12-28
Kindle Edition (58 pages)

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 1 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)
 
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NOW WITH MORE ZOMBIES! GET THE ENTIRE SERIES OF SQUANTO UNDEAD: WAKE THE UNDEAD COLLECTED EDITION PARTS 1-5 FOR ONLY $0.99 NOW ON SALE! Squanto Undead. An alternate history horror novel that unravels all you know about the early history of European settlement in the New World. After ten years over seas in Europe, Squanto returns home aboard the Merchants Hope, an English trading vessel. The ship's crew is on a mission to establish trade with Squanto's native tribe, while Squanto is on a mission to be reunited with his people, but an evil is brewing in the wilds of this untamed land.

Blocking his path are blood thirsty tribes of suspicious Native Americans, wild beasts, and the Undead. The European settlers and explorers have been stricken with a mysterious ailment that has them rising from the dead. Once risen they go on a ravenous search for human flesh.

Caught between two worlds, Squanto must find his family before its too late, save his white companions from a horrific fate, and fight off hordes of the Undead and warring tribes who hold him accountable for turning their once peaceful paradise into a living hell.

Read the book that's being called the Walking Dead meets Last of the Mahicans.

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 4 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)

By Stacy Buck

Prime Evil Publishing
Released: 2013-12-01
Kindle Edition (61 pages)

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 4 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)
 
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A war is coming that neither side is willing to back down from. Unbooko and his army of Native warriors have put together an elite fighting force to track down Squanto and his white skinned companions, while Squanto's father, the Chief of the Patuxet must choose between protecting his Son or putting their entire tribe at risk. With Cha'tima leading the invading army deep into the mountains, Squanto and Torgo must train their own group of warriors to defend against the coming onslaught. It's all heading toward the final battle and nothing is going to get in their way.

Here's what one reviewer had to say about Part 1 of the series-
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Amazing!!!!! March 5, 2013
This novella was sooooo good! I usually dont read books under 100 pages. But this one caught my attention. I love historical fiction, Native Americans, vampire, zombie and ectera books. I have been longing for someone to write a story about NA or historical zombies because I wondered what people would do if that happened back then. Well I got it answered in this story! Amazing writing and storyline! Cant wait for the sequel. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 5 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)

By Stacy Buck

Prime Evil Publshing
Released: 2013-11-30
Kindle Edition (39 pages)

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 5 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)
 
Product Description:
The fight is on! Get Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 5. The series reaches its finale in a ferocious battle between Squanto and his tribe the Patuxet, and the combined forces of Unbooko's Native army. With no chance of escape and no chance either side will back down, its a fight to the death. It's time to Wake the Undead.

Get the entire series of Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead in a bundle of parts 1-5 for only $3.99

Tragedy in Königsberg: An Alternate History Novel

By Darren R. Mellowship

Released: 2014-04-29
Kindle Edition (331 pages)

Tragedy in Königsberg: An Alternate History Novel
 
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Tragedy in Königsberg is an Alternate History/Murder Mystery novel. Set in 1956, seventeen years after the Autumn War of 1939:

Imagine a world in which the Second World War lasted months not years: where there was no Fall of France, no attack on Pearl Harbour, and no Jewish Holocaust. Such a world holds all the trappings of peace and prosperity, but underneath it all a dark tension remains: suggesting the harmony is deceptive. National grievances remain unresolved, conflicts only half-fought, and the desire for revenge grows ever harder to resist.

When Inspector Henri Ferrand is called to Königsberg to investigate the murder of the French and German Commissioners to East Prussia, he is unwittingly embroiled in a dangerous game of international intrigue and conspiracy. Aided by his partner Gerard Vasseur and the mysterious Monsieur Lenard, Henri is forced to confront the subterranean forces seeking to shatter the fragile peace. Along the way he will encounter Soviet KGB agents, Italian Fascist police, and Nazi sympathisers, all of whom will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Henri will discover that a world of unresolved conflicts and simmering tensions can be just as dangerous as one where war is waged with total commitment.

The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century

Del Rey
Released: 2001-10-02
Paperback (415 pages)

The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
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Explore fascinating, often chilling "what if" accounts of the world that could have existed–and still might yet . . .

Science fiction’s most illustrious and visionary authors hold forth the ultimate alternate history collection. Here you’ll experience mind-bending tales that challenge your views of the past, present, and future, including:

• "The Lucky Strike": When The Lucky Strike is chosen over The Enola Gay to drop the first atomic bomb, fate takes an unexpected turn in Kim Stanley Robinson’s gripping tale.
• "Bring the Jubilee": Ward Moore’s novella masterpiece offers a rebel victory at Gettysburg which changes the course of the Civil War . . . and all of American history.
• "Through Road No Wither": After Hitler’s victory in World War II, two Nazi officers confront their destiny in Greg Bear’s apocalyptic vision of the future.
• "All the Myriad Ways": Murder or suicide, Ambrose Harmon’s death leads the police down an infinite number of pathways in Larry Niven’s brilliant and defining tale of alternatives and consequences.
• "Mozart in Mirrorshades": Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner explore a terrifying era as the future crashes into the past–with disastrous results.
. . . as well as works by Poul Anderson • Gregory Benford • Jack L. Chalker • Nicholas A. DiChario • Brad Linaweaver • William Sanders • Susan Shwartz • Allen Steele • and Harry Turtledove himself!

The definitive collection: fourteen seminal alternate history tales drawing readers into a universe of dramatic possibility and endless wonder.

Outrageous Fortunes: a Novel of Alternate Histories

By Steven W. White

Steven W. White
Released: 2011-03-16
Kindle Edition (374 pages)

Outrageous Fortunes: a Novel of Alternate Histories
 
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Shy amateur historian Randy Sullivan, age 23 and unhappy with his life, is approached by his double from a parallel Los Angeles, a bombastic physicist and inventor who calls himself "Sully." Together they step out of this reality and visit versions of Earth stranger than Randy has ever imagined... and those so eerily close as to be just out of reach.

But all is not well back home. Randy's out-of-control adolescent brother and sister are left in the care of his cool-headed and gorgeous neighbor Penelope – the love of Randy's life. They are stranded by encroaching California wildfires. The flames are drawing near and time is running out.

And Sully, genius and connoisseur of a thousand worlds, has a secret plan of his own – and it does not involve Randy Sullivan ever getting home alive.



"Sully takes Randy on a journey across the multiverse, showing him bizarre Earths and the wonders they contain. Yet not everything is as it seems... a delight to read." - Alternate History Weekly Update

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 2 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)

By Stacy Buck

Prime Evil Publishing
Released: 2014-01-10
Kindle Edition (56 pages)

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 2 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)
 
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Squanto and his companions are on the run. The mounting force of Unbooko and the Narragansett warriors are hot on their trail, but an even more dangerous foe lurks in the shadows. An untamed wilderness filled with the undead has everyone on edge. The mystery of the undead is revealed as a missing member of the Newfoundland Company returns. Part 2 comes to a shocking conclusion as they finally reach the Patuxet village. Squanto must face his worst nightmare as he and his companions battle for their lives in a stunning turn of events that changes their world forever. Squanto Undead is an epic fantasy zombie thriller unlike anything you've ever read.

Here's what one reviewer had to say about Part 1 of the series-
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Amazing!!!!! March 5, 2013
This novella was sooooo good! I usually dont read books under 100 pages. But this one caught my attention. I love historical fiction, Native Americans, vampire, zombie and ectera books. I have been longing for someone to write a story about NA or historical zombies because I wondered what people would do if that happened back then. Well I got it answered in this story! Amazing writing and storyline! Cant wait for the sequel. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Check out Parts 1, 3, 4, & 5 available now on amazon.com or get the complete collection for only $2.99

Beyond the New Frontier: An Alternate History Novel

By Cliff Ball

Released: 2012-10-09
Kindle Edition (277 pages)

Beyond the New Frontier: An Alternate History Novel
 
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In this combination of the novels New Frontier (B006ONBPVU) and Final Frontier (B009ORP5U0), this is the story of alternate timelines, partial political thriller, and time travel, in which President Kennedy is kept from being assassinated, but there are other unintended consequences as a result.

In 1976, Ronald Reagan becomes President of the United States, declares the U.S. will plant a base on the moon by 1980 and a base on Mars by 1989. The Iranian Hostage Crisis occurs, but Reagan issues a stronger response by rescuing the hostages within two weeks of it happening. As a result, Osama bin Laden rises to power earlier than he normally would have in the prime timeline. Meanwhile, The Soviet Union decides to build a starship that will travel to the stars because they want to one-up the United States. The ship launches, but soon becomes lost, while the Soviets pretend it isn't.

In the early 1990's the U.S. and the Russians join forces to find the Soviet starship, which leads the joint venture to the other side of the galaxy by means of a wormhole. When they attempt to return to Earth, they find themselves in the past, where they try to fix certain events in the past while they wait to re-route the Soviet starship and for history in general to catch up to where they launched the joint mission to begin with.

Things go wrong as events do not play out as planned and numerous cases of unintended consequences result from the multiple attempts at fixing the timeline.




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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