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25 Compelling Alternate History Books

How different could the world's history be? 

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  • Photo Credit: Image via cover of 'Dread Nation' by Justina Ireland.
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The Age of Unreason

By Greg Keyes

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The King's Daughter

By Vonda N. McIntyre

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Making History

By Stephen Fry

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

By Philip K. Dick

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The Alteration

By Kingsley Amis

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Arc d'X

By Steve Erickson

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

By Michael Chabon

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Everfair

By Nisi Shawl

books about apocalyptic plagues

The Years of Rice and Salt

By Kim Stanley Robinson

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His Majesty's Dragon

By Naomi Novik

The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America

By Philip Roth

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A Different Flesh

By Harry Turtledove

The Peshawar Lancers

The Peshawar Lancers

By S.M. Stirling

Ruled Britannia

Ruled Britannia

By Harry Turtledove

literary fiction

The Underground Railroad

By Colson Whitehead

The Sky People

The Sky People

West of Eden

West of Eden

By Harry Harrison

Voyage

Voyage

By Stephen Baxter

Lest Darkness Fall

Lest Darkness Fall

By L. Sprague de Camp

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Dread Nation

By Justina Ireland

best fantasy books

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

By Susanna Clarke

The Separation

The Separation

By Christopher Priest