alternate history

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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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In this alternate history novel, the world is a completely different place in 1875.
Jo Walton's new alternate history novel Farthing manages the incredible, heart-rending trick of being a quiet little story about quiet, brave people while simultaneously conjuring the kind of haunting dystopia that rips your guts out.
High drama and swift action make for a powerful alternate history novel especially recommended for fans of military sci fi
This alternate history novel is a fictional account of those islanders' quest to reclaim their native islands.
In his 1977 essay "If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others," (4) Dick reviews the outside chance that his alternate history novel The Man in the High Castle (1962) might not only be fiction, even if it is fiction now:
A Traitor's Loyalty" is an alternate history novel where Nazi Germany claimed victory in Europe in World War II.
Alternate history novels are typically reviewed in science fiction sections because much of their action tends to rely on settings that are focus on another world, but Dark Trades is featured under "Fiction" because its social comments and insights are striking and recommended for novel readers, as well, who might not ordinarily delve into the sci-fi realm.
Timelapse holds several notable strengths that differentiate it from other time -travel and alternate history novels.

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