Alternate History

The Iron Dream by Norman Spinrad

Instead of rising to power in Germany, Adolf Hitler migrates to America after the Great War and becomes a successful science fiction writer.

 

Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

A white supremacist group goes back in time to arm the Confederacy with AK-47s so that they win the Civil War.

 

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon

Starting in 1941, the United States formed a refugee settlement in Sitka, Alaska, which later becomes a metropolis after Israel is destroyed in 1948.

 

West of Eden by Harry Harrison

In a world where the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs never hit the Earth, evolution took place and a branch of reptiles gained intelligence, but they never made it to the New World, so another form of primates evolved into an    alternate humanoid.

 

1632 by Eric Flint

The town of Grantsville, West Virginia and it’s power plant gets transported back in time to 1631 in the center of the Holy Roman Empire.

 

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

Dracula has defeated Van Helsing, and has imposed a police state in the United Kingdom.

 

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Jake Epping uses a time portal in a pantry to travel back in time to stop Kennedy’s assassination.

 

The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Robinson

Instead of the Black Death killing a third of Europe, it has killed 99% of it instead.

 

The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick

The story follows the Nazi and Japanese occupation of the United States after the Axis powers win World War II.

 

Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore

The Civil War is over after the South’s victory at the battle of Gettysburg.

 

The Plot Against America by Phillip Roth

Charles Lindbergh wins the presidency over Roosevelt and Germany and Japan are never stopped.

 

The Peshawar Lancers by S. M. Sterling

After a series of comets impact Earth, the northern hemisphere is rendered inhabitable, and the British Empire becomes the powerful Angrezi Raj.

 

The Alteration by Kingsley Amis

Taking place in a parallel universe in which the Reformation did not occur, the Roman Catholic Church has control over most of western Europe.

 

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Set during the Civil War, the dead rise from the fallen of Gettysburg and     Chancellorsville, causing the war to derail.

 

In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Harry Turtledove

The story follows a Jewish family that is actively playing a role to hide their true identity from the Nazi Regime.

 

Resurrection Day by Brendan DuBois

After the Cuban Missile Crisis causes the U.S. and the Soviet Union to go to war with each other, thus leaving the U.S. a third world country relying off the U.K. and the Soviet Union in shambles.

 

Pavane by Keith Roberts

Set in the 20th century after Protestantism was wiped out from wars, the Roman Catholic Church is still the supreme ruler.

 

SS-GB by Len Deighton

After a successful 0peration Sea-Lion, the U.K. also surrenders to Germany, leaving the U.K. under Schutzstaffel watch.

 

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Yael, a former death camp survivor, must enter a motorcycle race as another woman to win so she can meet Hitler and assassinate him for the resistance.

  

Lion’s Blood by Steven Barnes

In a world where Islamic Africa is the center of technological advancements, Europe is still home to tribes, and Europeans are constantly caught and sold into slavery.