alternative history


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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a genre of fiction in which the author speculates on how the course of history might have been altered if a particular historical event had had a different outcome
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(The way to deal with small Jewish children's feelings of being left out at Christmastime is not by having a goyish elf rescue them and show them that Santa loves them.) A dystopian young adult alternative history by a Christian writer spins a fantasy about a Jewish teen shapeshifter who escapes a concentration camp, falls in love with a hot Evil Axis boy, and enters a cross-continental motorcycle race on a quest to kill Hitler.
Just Theory: An Alternative History of the Western Tradition
The result is a kind of near future 'alternative history' backdrop that is an inherently compelling and unreservedly recommended addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections.
All are vivid embellishments on the original theme which are highly recommended for prior fans and enthusiasts of alternative history creations.
The discussion was part of the 'Post-GE14 Conference: Making Democracy Deliver' organised by alternative history project Imagined Malaysia, along with organising partners Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) and Universiti Malaya's Centre for Democracy and Elections (UMcedel).
Hardesty, PhD, fully annotates this alternative history of the major players on the first-century stage in this humane, rational, and thought-provoking novel of truly epic proportions and spiritual vision.
Readers of alternative history and especially those who have enjoyed Flint's prior adventures in this theme will relish yet another alternative approach to events.
Fans of the author or those who read alternative history fantasy may enjoy the atmospheric, dreamy creation here.
Like Manto created an alternative history. There's the real history of the Partition, but he created his own history.'
Their performance Emily's Rose is a musical alternative history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
It is a blend of steampunk, magic, mystery and alternative history. Surprisingly the story generally works except for the lack of an ending.
In Sorrow of the Earth, Eric Vuillard uses musing prose to try to get inside the heads of Cody and of the Native Americans who performed in his shows, reenacting false versions of their experiences and creating an alternative history in the process.
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