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This popular sub-genre of science fiction imagines what the world would be like if history had turned out differently.
What if Nazi Germany had won WWII or Great Britan defeated the Colonies in the American Revolution?
What if Lincoln had survived or Alexander the Great died prematurely?
Finding Alternative History
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- Alternative histories (Fiction)
Popular Alternative Histories
Call Number: PS3561.I483 A615 2011
Bring the Jubilee by
Call Number: PS 3563 .O668 B7 1976
Publication Date: 1997-09-08
For Want of a Nail : if Burgoyne had won at Saratoga by
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
One Lamp by
Call Number: PS648 .S3 O53 2003
Publication Date: 2003-08-12
The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century by
Call Number: PS648.S3 B47 2001
Publication Date: 2001-10-02
The Guns of the South by
Call Number: SF T869G9
Publication Date: 1992-09-22
The Two Georges by
Publication Date: 1996-02-01
Virtual History by
Call Number: D413.5 .V57 1999
Publication Date: 1999-09-09
World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been by
Publication Date: 1999-09-13
The Man in the High Castle by
Call Number: PS3554.I3 M26 1992
It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. the few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war--and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.