Alternate history

Darwinia

By Robert Charles Wilson

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What if evolution had proceeded along different lines? In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by "Darwinia," a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antediluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle is an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire. Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalists, young Guilford Law travels to "Darwinia" on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine...to a shattering revelation about mankind's destiny in the universe.
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C.S.A.: Confederate States of America

By Howard Means

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What if the South had won the Civil War? This author pictures North America at the dawn of the 21st Century divided into two parts, a Northern disaster area called the Industrial Zone, and a Southern Confederacy ruled from Richmond, where the races are equal but very, very separate....

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1945

By Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

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What if Hitler had never declared war on the United States? The former Speaker of the House of Representatives pictures a world where the USA -- victorious over Japan -- and Nazi Germany -- victorious over continental Europe -- leer uneasily at each other in 1945, and worry about atomic weapons....
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Philip K. Dick and History Unrealized

The late Philip K. Dick's works were one of the strongest influences on science fiction writers in the first decade of the 21st century, including the fields of alternate history and paranoid thrillers.

Elvis and Nixon

By Jonathan Lowy

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At the famous 1970 encounter between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon at the White House, the "King of Rock and Roll" got his coveted Federal Narcotics Agent-at-Large badge, and "Tricky Dicky" received a gold-plated World War II commemorative Colt .45 in return.
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Worldwar: In the Balance

By Harry Turtledove

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This is the first part of a four-book alternative history set during World War II. Pearl Harbor was bombed, Panzers rolled through Paris--and then the real enemy lands.
Can the combined forces of all the Earth's armies stop the invading aliens?
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Daring and Dangerous Joan Aiken

Born on September 4, 1924, in Rye, Sussex, England, Joan was the daughter of famed American writer, Conrad Aiken. She decided to be a writer when she was five years old and kept writing to the end of her days.

Growing up in a house filled with art and literature, she thoroughly enjoyed being homeschooled during her early years. When she was 12, she was sent to boarding school at the improbably named Wychwood near Oxford, England.