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alternate history

n.
A genre of fiction in which the writer speculates how history might have been altered if one or more historical events had transpired differently.
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Dark yet captivating, Wolfenstein: The Deep is a choice pick for alternate-history and video game comic enthusiasts.
The show joins a television landscape in which alternate-history narratives are becoming increasingly popular, as seen in dystopian programs like Amazon's The Man in the High Castle (adapted from the Philip K.
A scorching alternate-history adventure packed with romance and fantasy action.
And while some of the alternate-history ideas are intriguing -- the West possibly seceding, the guerrilla war continuing into the novel's 1872 setting, Lincoln's extended term -- they raise more questions than they answer.
Werewolves and steampunk weaponry colliding in a sumptuously drawn alternate-history Victorian London should be a recipe for success.
Scliar's phantasmagorical novel lacks the rigid historical detail of a traditional alternate-history fiction.
Since completing an alternate-history trilogy set during World War II (Farthing [2006], Ha'penny [2007], Half a Crown [2008]) and Lifelode (2009), a stand-alone novel, World Fantasy Award winner (Tooth and Claw [2003]) Jo Walton returns with Among Others, part fantasy, part rumination on reading, part coming-of-age, and a reflection on the importance of wonder in our lives.
Dealing with topics such as Nazi motifs in pornography and alternate-history novels about Hitler and the Second World War, contributors examine the increasing divergence of popular representations of Nazism from the historical record.
Driving down into the valley where the Basilica nests is like entering another country, an alternate-history America where Fr.
Fifteen alternate-history science fiction crime mysteries.
Rocket Science is an engaging alternate-history science fiction story.