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Alternate History Books


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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Days of Infamy: A Novel of Alternate History

By Harry Turtledove

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Days of Infamy: A Novel of Alternate History
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On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched an attack against U.S. naval forces stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. But what if the Japanese followed up their air assault with an invasion and occupation of Hawaii? This is the question explored by Harry Turtledove in Days of Infamy, with frightening implications. With American military forces subjugated and civilians living in fear of their conquerors, there is no one to stop the Japanese from using the islands' resources to launch an offensive against America's western coast.

The Interdimensional Subwoofer: A dimension hopping, time traveling, science fiction novel

By Richard Knight

Released: 2015-09-03
Kindle Edition (273 pages)

The Interdimensional Subwoofer: A dimension hopping, time traveling, science fiction novel
 
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What would the world be like if it was run by women?

College student, Ernie Gutierrez, wants nothing more than to open a commercial Filipino restaurant in memory of his late aunt. His brother, Carlos, wants nothing more that to get drunk and rack of the tally of girls he's slept with. But when a mysterious stranger comes along and offers to install a subwoofer in Ernie's hatchback, things take a turn for the weird. Because this isn't just any subwoofer. No, no. This is an INTERDIMENSIONAL SUBWOOFER. And it takes the brothers to a world very different from our own--This is a world run entirely by women.

Now on the other side, Ernie and Carlos must find a way to fit in to this alternate dimension or risk subjugation for being the aliens they truly are. Will Ernie and Carlos ever get back home to see their dreams come true, or will they be trapped forever in a world where the roles of gender inequality are reversed, and women are in control?

Find out in this time traveling, dimension hopping, science fiction novel!

Interview with the author

Q: So, is this a time travel novel, or a dimension hopping novel? What's the difference? Is there any?

A: There are more similarities than differences in this book. With the dimension hopping, there is also an aspect of time tripping, as the dimensions are off by a few months. It affects the overall narrative, especially close to the middle of the story.

Q: Are there fantasy elements in this book like your other stories?

A: Of course. This is a science fiction novel (And new adult if I'm understanding the genre correctly), but there will always be fantasy elements in my books. I can't keep them out of there.

Q: Would this be considered a humorous science fiction story? The title certainly lends itself to humor.

A: Yeah. I'd say so. There's definitely a lot of humor in this story, especially with Carlos' character. He's the comic relief, even if he is a bit coarse at times.

Q: Final question. Will there be short stories connected with this book like your other two novels, The Darkness of the Womb and A Boy and His Corpse?

A: Not as of yet, but the sky's the limit. I really dig the characters, so you never know.

Stalin's Hammer: Cairo: A novel of the Axis of Time

By John Birmingham

Released: 2016-05-03
Kindle Edition (118 pages)

Stalin s Hammer: Cairo: A novel of the Axis of Time
 
Product Description:
The future vs the past. F22 Raptors vs Zeros. Prince Harry (yes, that Prince Harry) vs Hitler and Stalin. Ten years ago a powerful Allied battle fleet was sucked into a wormhole and thrown back into World War Two. History was blown apart. The Soviet Union now controls half of Europe and supreme dictator Joseph Stalin reaches for a weapon to enslave or destroy the rest of the world. Only Harry can stop him.

From the Ashes: An Alternate History Novel

By Sandra Saidak

Uffington Horse Press
Released: 2015-07-13
Kindle Edition (338 pages)

From the Ashes: An Alternate History Novel
 
Product Description:
In a dramatic departure from her popular prehistoric fiction, Sandra Saidak now offers up her first alternate history novel.

Two generations after Germany won World War II, a lonely college student named Adolf Goebbels wanders into a dusty museum and discovers books and artifacts of a dead race called “Jews”. Although a member of the Nazi elite, Adolf resents the oppression, fear, and isolation that are part of daily life in the Aryan “paradise” his grandparents helped build.

As he reads the forgotten books, and meets the outcasts who gather at the museum, Adolf discovers a purpose he has long been searching for—and danger he has never imagined.

Based on real-life Nazi plans for museums of dead races, this sprawling alternate history novel takes the reader from decadent Berlin, the capital of the Nazi world empire, across the conquered nations of Europe to uncover the startling secrets at the heart of the worldwide Reich.

Fans of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle and Robert Harris’ Fatherland will want to read this new voice in alternate history.

The Victory That Wasn't: An Alternate History of Secrets That Changed America's Destiny

By Stephen Vachss

Released: 2015-04-12
Kindle Edition (307 pages)

The Victory That Wasn t: An Alternate History of Secrets That Changed America s Destiny
 
Product Description:
“The Victory That Wasn’t” begins with people in Hawaii who unknowingly change the course of the Vietnam War, and the new America that follows it. The story is based on real behind-the-scenes events known by only a handful of people. Could minor changes in their actions have resulted in a different kind of America? In “The Victory That Wasn’t” a few subtle shifts trigger a cascade of actions that change everything. Could a few minor decisions outside of the war zone have changed history? Could one wartime event have so sharply changed the public’s relationship with its government? Would things have been different if public support had remained, and America had prevailed in Vietnam? Would a proud and happy public have renewed its belief in America?

In “The Victory That Wasn’t” there is no My Lai Massacre. Attitudes toward the war remain positive and the people cheer military success. The years that follow the war then produce a surprising sequence of world events.

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.

V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History

By Allen Steele

Audible Studios
Released: 2014-02-04
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V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History
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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.

The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History (New York Review Books Classics)

By Jean D'Ormesson

NYRB Classics
Released: 2016-05-03
Paperback (432 pages)

The Glory of the Empire: A Novel, a History (New York Review Books Classics)
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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 Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways made him a byword for infamy, and the romantic Alexis the bastard, who dallied in the fleshpots of Egypt, studied Taoism and Buddhism, returned to save the Empire from civil war, and then retired “to learn to die,” come alive in The Glory of the Empire, along with generals, politicians, prophets, scoundrels, and others. Jean d’Ormesson also goes into the daily life of the Empire, its popular customs, and its contribution to the arts and the sciences, which, as he demonstrates, exercised an influence on the world as a whole, from the East to the West, and whose repercussions are still felt today. But it is all fiction, a thought experiment worthy of Jorge Luis Borges, and in the end The Glory of the Empire emerges as a great shimmering mirage, filling us with wonder even as it makes us wonder at the fugitive nature of power and the meaning of history itself.

Discern (Katon University Book 1)

By Andrea Pearson

Released: 2014-08-25
Kindle Edition (294 pages)

Discern (Katon University Book 1)
 
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Nicole Williams is an Arete—a fourth child with magical abilities—yet no matter how hard she tries, she can’t Channel her power. In fact, she seems to be the only student at Katon University who fails at magic.

This doesn’t stop her from competing to be included on a university-led expedition to Arches National Park. She is determined to show everyone, but mostly herself, that she does belong. Yet, to qualify for the trip, she must produce at least a speck of Wind magic, and that appears to be impossible.

Nicole turns to her best friend, Lizzie, for help, along with fellow student Austin Young, who is considered by all a magical rarity. He also happens to be the hottest guy on campus and just might be interested in her.

As the competition progresses, Nicole wonders if she’s making the right choice—especially when she learns that the strange fossils they’ll be studying in Arches might not be as dead as everyone thinks.

If you'd like to receive Praxis Novellas (the second book in this series) for free as well, you can grab a copy at the author's website here: http://katonuniversityseries.blogspot.com/ Enjoy!

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"Wow! Original, classic fantasy. This series is simply captivating! Once I started, I couldn't put the book down."

"This story was a pleasant surprise. Exciting and full of intrigue. Totally different take on magic. Loved the characters, even the (purposefully) annoying ones."

NAUTILUS ISLAND: A Novel of Captain Nemo and the Nautilus

By Lee Eckhardt

Released: 2014-01-23
Kindle Edition (287 pages)

NAUTILUS ISLAND: A Novel of Captain Nemo and the Nautilus
 
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William Wordsworth said that every book is a separate world; this proves to be true when two teenagers are swept into an alternate universe where Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo is a living, breathing person. Aboard Nemo’s incredible Nautilus and fighting an invasion from still another universe, they voyage from the Pacific to the Atlantic and, finally, to the ultimate showdown with the enemy on the shores of Antarctica. For any fan of Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas.




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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