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V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History

By Allen Steele

Ace
Released: 2014-02-04
Hardcover (320 pages)

V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History
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With a gift for visionary fiction that “would make Robert A. Heinlein proud” (Entertainment Weekly) three-time Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility: what if the race to space had occurred in the early days of WWII?
 
It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S. Work on the rocket—called Silbervogel—begins at Peenemunde. Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt. The American President determines that there is only one logical response: the U.S. must build a spacecraft capable of intercepting Silbervogel and destroying it. Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, agrees to head the classified project.

So begins a race against time—between two secret military programs and two brilliant scientists whose high-stakes competition will spiral into a deadly game of political intrigue and unforeseen catastrophes played to the death in the brutal skies above America.

THE KNIGHT'S GAMBIT: The Alternate History Novel of the Battleship TIRPITZ and Convoy PQ17. (The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series)

By Scott Ward

Released: 2016-09-10
Kindle Edition (274 pages)

THE KNIGHT S GAMBIT: The Alternate History Novel of the Battleship TIRPITZ and Convoy PQ17. (The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series)
 
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"THE KNIGHT'S GAMBIT" is the alternate history novel of the German battleship Tirpitz, Allied convoy PQ17 and the Battle of Bear Island. In Book 1 of the Malta Fulcrum Alternate History Series, "OPERATION HERKULES", the Axis powers have seized the Mediterranean island of Malta in a daring airborne operation, mauling the British Royal Navy in the process. With his supply lines secured, Field Marshall Rommel and his famed Afrika Korp set their sights on Cairo and the Suez Canal in Egypt.
Now the western Allies are determined to avenge the Malta defeat and recapture the strategic initiative by delivering desperately needed Lend-Lease supplies to the Soviet Union with convoy PQ17. The Germans are just as determined to stop them. Tirpitz sails to destroy the convoy. But the Allied battleships HMS Duke of York and USS Washington have set a trap for Tirpitz, and the men and ships of PQ17 are the bait! The chessboard is set for the largest fleet action of the European war!

Athenian Steel: Prelude to Hellennium (The Hellennium Book 0)

By P.K. Lentz

Released: 2017-01-07
Kindle Edition (94 pages)

Athenian Steel: Prelude to Hellennium (The Hellennium Book 0)
 
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Greece, 425 BCE. A woman's body washes ashore on the barren island of Sphakteria in the harbor of Pylos, where a Spartan force sits besieged by the Athenian general Demosthenes. The Spartans' fate is sealed. Or is it? When the dead woman springs to life, more than just one battle's outcome is thrown into doubt. A war set to drag on for another generation might be ended swiftly instead, with victory granted to the side which dares to wield a weapon fallen from the stars, a weapon with a mind and plans of its own. A living weapon: Thalassia.

This novella-length work serves as the starting point for The Hellennium. It is included in the full-length novel Athenian Steel. Thus, if you already have Athenian Steel you have the contents of this title, Prelude to Hellennium.

The Hellennium is a centuries-spanning epic that will appeal to readers of Gene Wolfe, David Gemmell, David Drake, Michael Moorcock, & other classic SF/Fantasy authors of the 1970's to 1990's. Fans of Bernard Cornwell, Michael Curtis Ford, Steven Pressfield and similar will also find plenty to enjoy if they don't mind touches of cosmic SF, dark humor, and sex in their military historical fiction. Join Demosthenes and Thalassia as they blaze a trail of slaughter and ruin down the centuries.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This series depicts the ancient world in a frank and explicit manner, including graphic scenes of sexuality and violence. For a more lighthearted and cosmic adventure, try the companion series which begins with Death to the Witch-Queen!

1799 Planetfall: Symbiont Wars: Alien Invasion Series (The Symbiont Wars)

By Chogan Swan

Released: 2016-08-13
Kindle Edition (103 pages)

1799 Planetfall: Symbiont Wars: Alien Invasion Series (The Symbiont Wars)
 
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1799 Planetfall Symbiont Wars - Alien Invasion Series


Symbiont Wars: Alien Invasion Series – the hidden battles of the alien invasion of Earth across, generations, peoples and the hearts and minds of a thousand worlds.


The alien resistance begins!


The year is 1799 (Gregorian calendar) and no one on Earth knows the seeds of the world's destruction have just fallen from space in this story of an alternate history war.


The Corvette Valishnu has tracked the last ship of the parasite NiaaH menace across the galactic core to prevent the rebirth of the Tyrant Empire that enslaved countless worlds for eons, but now the parasite survivors are loose on Earth. Her ship and all its technology are at the bottom of the ocean; all Tiana's symbiont partners are dead, and she is the Valishnu’s only survivor.


If she doesn't find mutualism with symbiont partners on Earth, she will die.


She must survive to find and eradicate the parasite NiaaH or Earth will be doomed and the galaxy plunged back into the darkness of the Symbiont Wars.


Even though she is a warrior and hero on many worlds, on Earth she must pass as a human female. It never occurred to her that passing as a woman might be a problem. After all, warriors make their own way. They don't wait for others to allow them. So, she becomes a princess. No one argues with royalty.


This first of the Symbiont Wars first contact novels tells the story of the first contact alien encounters in 1799 in the stunning beginning of an alternate history war. With a new twist on alien parasite fiction


As a principle character, Tiana is a strong female lead princess that breaks all the rules when she declares war on parasitic tyranny and alien conquest.


What reviewers are saying:


Amazon Verified Purchase Reviewer: A gripping, thrilling, swashbuckling scifi adventure story. Join Tiana, the beautiful alien warrior princess as she pursues an evil race of parasitic aliens from the far reaches of outer space to the high seas of planet earth. An exciting story full of romance and action that will leave you itching to read the the new book. The story continues with "Sentients in the Maze"!


GoodReads Reviewer: It was amazing!
1799 Planetfall (book one in the Symbiont Wars series) introduces Tiana the female ship captain pursuing a vicious foe and trying to prevent the alien conquest of Earth.
The writing style makes me feel as if I am right there with her as she makes her way in an alien world.
Her Interactions with the creatures of Earth, wildlife and humans show the heart and soul of what it means to live in harmony with the universe. I love how the author writes her character. She’s strong, smart, resourceful and courageous and makes you want to be like her. Oh, and she is sexy and a real bad ass too!
The occasional humorous touches and action throughout the story balance the lush natural and historical setting. It’s not all about science and history, but the author really did some research for the details and accuracy of the world at the turn of the 19th century. I learned some things about symbiosis, and what a symbiont is. They aren’t all parasites.
I’m looking forward to the further adventures of Tiana and what is in store for the Earth.

Moskau (an Alternate History novel)

By G. Zotov

Magic Dome Books
Released: 2016-10-20
Kindle Edition (295 pages)

Moskau (an Alternate History novel)
 
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The 21-century SS Sturmbannführer Loktev embarks on a crazy and impossible mission. Whole areas of planet Earth have begun to disappear, revealing portals to other realities and filling the world with the identities of long-dead people. A “trigger agent” of the disaster is on the loose in a world ruled by the victorious allies Germany and Japan. If Loktev doesn’t stop the looming catastrophe, the Nazis might regret they won the war back in 1941.

From Russia’s bestselling science fiction author G. Zotov comes a book which is equal parts alternative history, dystopia and satire. Lovers of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle will appreciate the author’s dry black humor and psychedelic imagination which rule the streets of a post-apocalyptic Nazi-controlled Moscow.

Shattered Nation: An Alternate History Novel of the American Civil War

By Jeffrey Brooks

Jeffrey E Brooks
Paperback (806 pages)

Shattered Nation: An Alternate History Novel of the American Civil War
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History records that, in the summer of 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis relieved General Joe Johnston from command of the Army of Tennessee, putting the aggressive General John Bell Hood in his place. Hood was subsequently defeated at Atlanta, allowing President Abraham Lincoln to secure reelection. The last chance of Confederate victory had been lost.

But what if history had unfolded differently?

Shattered Nation takes readers into history as it might have been. A single telegram radically alters the course of the war. As armies clash in epic battles outside Atlanta, Jefferson Davis strives to secure an independent Confederacy while Abraham Lincoln struggles desperately to keep his dream of a united America alive. A story of military adventure and political intrigue, Shattered Nation is one of the most spellbinding alternate history novels yet published.

The Strasbourg Legacy

By William Craig

Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
Released: 2015-09-29
Kindle Edition (187 pages)

The Strasbourg Legacy
 
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A CIA agent fights a sinister plot by escaped Nazi Martin Bormann in this thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of Enemy at the Gates.
 
In the chaos of defeat, while Germany’s roads teemed with desperate refugees and jumbled armies, Hitler’s inner circle tried to disappear. Heinrich Himmler donned an eye patch and posed as a farmer. Captured by British troops, he bit into a cyanide capsule concealed in a tooth cavity. Rudolph Hoess, former commandant of Auschwitz, was discovered working as a farmhand near Bremen. But many of the most notorious Nazis escaped, including Josef Mengele and Adolf Eichmann. Martin Bormann, the Fuehrer’s private secretary, was rumored to be living everywhere from the Soviet Union to South America.
 
Almost three decades later, CIA agent Matt Corcoran is sent to Bad Nauheim to investigate possible Soviet involvement in the theft of US Army munitions. He hears whispers of German Reds blowing up NATO ammo dumps, neo-Nazis aiding the Arab cause against Israel, and a plot to assassinate the German chancellor. Corcoran soon begins to suspect that behind the turmoil is an organization as diabolical as it is improbable: a cadre of loyal Nazi officers, under the command of Bormann, who are bent on bringing about the Fourth Reich.
 
As action-packed as The Odessa File and The Boys from Brazil, The Strasbourg Legacy is first-class suspense from an acclaimed historian of World War II, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Fall of Japan.
 

From the Ashes: An Alternate History Novel

By Sandra Saidak

Uffington Horse Press
Released: 2015-07-13
Kindle Edition (338 pages)

From the Ashes: An Alternate History Novel
 
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In a dramatic departure from her popular prehistoric fiction, Sandra Saidak now offers up her first alternate history novel.

Two generations after Germany won World War II, a lonely college student named Adolf Goebbels wanders into a dusty museum and discovers books and artifacts of a dead race called “Jews”. Although a member of the Nazi elite, Adolf resents the oppression, fear, and isolation that are part of daily life in the Aryan “paradise” his grandparents helped build.

As he reads the forgotten books, and meets the outcasts who gather at the museum, Adolf discovers a purpose he has long been searching for—and danger he has never imagined.

Based on real-life Nazi plans for museums of dead races, this sprawling alternate history novel takes the reader from decadent Berlin, the capital of the Nazi world empire, across the conquered nations of Europe to uncover the startling secrets at the heart of the worldwide Reich.

Fans of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle and Robert Harris’ Fatherland will want to read this new voice in alternate history.

Trial by Fire (The New Earth Trilogy) (Volume 1)

By Evan Tarver

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (334 pages)

Trial by Fire (The New Earth Trilogy) (Volume 1)
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There’s a prophecy on ancient Earth that says the heavens will destroy the world and purge the planet, forcing a reluctant savior to help humanity start anew. Brekken, the most advanced city-state known to man, is believed by its citizens too powerful to be destroyed by such fairy tales. Its people ignore the ancient warnings and rule over primitive humans, enjoying a gilded age of reason and prosperity.


However, not everything is as it seems. Usifi, son of Salem and heir to the King’s High Council, soon makes a discovery that will change the course of human history.


An unknown terror in the sky threatens to prove the prophecy true. The King responds by launching a plan to save a small group of citizens so the human race can survive the coming disaster. But Callen, the King’s evil advisor, sees this as an opportunity to seize power and implements a plan of his own. Can Usifi stop Callen and save humanity? Will he become his people’s savior?


He has six months to try. The human race depends on it.

Moon and Star (The Complete First Saga): An Alternate History Feudal Japanese Novel (The Jakai Chronicles Book 1)

By Mike Bergonzi

Altereset Books
Released: 2016-09-28
Kindle Edition (267 pages)

Moon and Star (The Complete First Saga): An Alternate History Feudal Japanese Novel (The Jakai Chronicles Book 1)
 
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What happens when your entire life is a glorified lie?


Kaito is the son of the Shogun, heir to the Minamoto clan, and future leader of Jakai. Or, at least, that’s what he’s been lead to believe. In truth, he’s the byproduct of his times.

War is coming.

A Feudal Lord is dead. The Minamoto clan can no longer standby while their enemies build alliances and craft weapons for a single purpose. Kaito must exchange comfort for the ability to stay alive after a bounty for his death forces him to leave home.

Accompanied by no one but his father’s childhood friend, Kaito ventures to his birthplace to try and prevent a war between the two parts of his life.

Past and present collide, morph into one.

A story filled with survival, magic, romance and more––the first saga in The Jakai Chronicles promises everything you love about mind-blowing twists and revelations, combined with intrigue all wrapped up in one thrilling adventure.

Includes episodes 1-3 and behind-the-scenes bonus material not found anywhere else. Get an inside look at the genesis of Altereset's Multiverse and the books coming soon in that world.




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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