5 of the Most Elaborate Alternate History Books

Some alternate histories go to absurd lengths to be as factual as possible—even if that means taking things to a ridiculously detailed level.

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At the Mountains of Madness

By H.P. Lovecraft

 

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The Man in the High Castle

By Philip K. Dick

 

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The Three-Body Problem

By Cixin Liu

 

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The Difference Engine

By William Gibson and Bruce Sterling