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Welcome to Alternate History Books, the site about alternate history and counterfactuals.

Ever wanted to know what might have happened if history had turned out differently? On this web site, we review books about alternate history - events that might have been that weren't.
  • Some of the books contain serious historical studies of what might have been if leaders of the past had made different decisions or luck had not influenced historical events in a particular way.

  • Other books that we look at, include novels or short stories - sometimes these books involve realistic changes to history that could have happened, but didn't - whereas in other cases, they involve fantastic elements such as time travel or travel between parallel worlds, dinosaurs or even or vampires.
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REICH: An Alternate History Novella

By Drew Avera

AREVA Publishing
Released: 2014-01-19
Kindle Edition (128 pages)

REICH: An Alternate History Novella
 
Product Description:
What if history is a lie? What if that lie threatened to destroy the world?


More than one hundred years in the future, Germany is a utopian state. Beyond the outer walls is a wasteland, the ruins left as a reminder of a hideous war in human history. Adolf Hitler gave his life for Germany’s bright future, but it isn’t the future he expected. There is a veil covering the eyes of German citizens and once lifted it will spark a deadly revolution that could destroy the world.


Reich is an alternate history novella, one that questions the intentions of those in power and what can be done to stop them.

When We Lost: An Alternate History Novella

By Thomas. A Freeman

Released: 2017-04-02
Kindle Edition (88 pages)

When We Lost: An Alternate History Novella
 
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When We Lost, an alternate history novella, follows survivors of the German Bombing of New York in 1945, as they try to live life in a hostile Manhattan.

Axis forces occupy the major cities along the American east coast. Allied forces gather to strike back, but where?

Jack, a baker, leads his small band of survivors through the streets and tunnels of midtown Manhattan as they search for food, friendly faces, and a way to fight back.

Who will they find when they finally make their way above ground?

Mussolini's Redemption: Mare Nostrum: An Alternate History Novel

By Martin Burch

Independently published
Paperback (530 pages)

Mussolini s Redemption: Mare Nostrum: An Alternate History Novel
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In 2150 Earth is just recovering from an ecological nightmare. Rising sea levels prompted generations of war. Worldwide peace yielded many dividends, of which lunar settlements was one. A hidden alien base is discovered near the moon’s South Pole. As a result, Earth is involved in the last battle of an interstellar war and the planet suffers catastrophic atmospheric damage, plunging the planet back into its carbon crisis. The only way to avoid this is to send someone back in time and change some bad environmental habits as preparation for the forthcoming alien attack – and perhaps even prevent it. And the best way to do this is to ensure Italy defeats Great Britain in the Second World War. This is the story of how a time traveler with a database full of designs for weapons, electronics, and green tech changes Italian culture, commerce, and industry. By introducing key pieces of military hardware – and by bribing Mussolini – the time traveler is able to make the impossible a reality. Science fiction, history, peacetime romance, and wartime action, "Mussolini’s Redemption: Mare Nostrum" is an epic what if novel.

The Three Eagles: A ‘What If?’ Novel of the U.S.A., Mexico and the First World War

By Alexander Rooksmoor

A.R.C. Rooksmoor
Released: 2017-02-09
Kindle Edition (393 pages)

The Three Eagles: A ‘What If?’ Novel of the U.S.A., Mexico and the First World War
 
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NOTE: This book is a well-rounded alternate history novel which means it looks at the impact of a different history on the lives of a number of characters. Consequently it is more like a book by Harry Turtledove rather than a book by Peter Tsouras. While it involves some battle scenes, this is not a book simply of military action that just lists various units and how they might have fought against each other. If you are looking simply for a book outlining alternative battles then this book is not for you. If you want an actual novel about the Americas in an alternate early 20th century, then it will be of interest.

The novel is in three sections. If this format is not to your taste, please do not buy the book.


It took 23 months from the sinking of the ‘Lusitania’ and the resumption of German submarine attacks on US shipping for the third time, before the USA entered the First World War. Meanwhile, in 1914 US marines had been sent to occupy locations in Mexico and in 1916 the so-called Punitive Expedition, a small-scale invasion of Mexico was launched by American forces to chase after revolutionaries. It only needed very minimal differences for the USA never to have entered the First World War and instead to have been drawn into a sustained war in Mexico. Drawing on US plans of the time, this book looks at what might have happened both within the Americas and across the world if this had occurred.

The book is in three sections set in 1917, 1920 and 1923. It features the adventures of a soldier, a spy and a pilot as they deal with the situations that have been thrown up by the decisions of the US President. Having just about won the war, the Germans seek to extend their influence in Mexico as a stepping stone for a global belt of control running from the Caribbean around to Pacific Islands. Those concerned are not simply politicians and commanders but also businesses seeking to exploit or being excluded from the Mexican economy and from the regions the forces, backed by German arms and troops, have occupied.

Alexander Rooksmoor has been writing alternate history fiction for over twenty years, based on a career researching and teaching history. In this full length novel he shows how a small change could have led to a different outcome for the First World War and the ripples this would have had across North America and the wider world. While filling the book with carefully-considered ‘what if?’ developments, he also provides rich characters to engage with, as they work to survive the challenges of this alternate history and to ensure that the USA is not left at a detriment as a result of the decision taken in 1917.

AMERITA

By Martin Medina

Independently published
Paperback (310 pages)

AMERITA
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Year 2051 - World War III left America in dystopian economic ruin. Support for the Democrat and Republican parties has dwindled and the Meritism Party has gained unwavering support from 70% of the populace. Currency has been replaced with Personal Merit. The goods and services citizens are allowed to possess are dependent on their objectively calculated productivity within the society. Careers that do not contribute to food, shelter, clothing, sanitation, education, healthcare, technology, art, or sport have been abolished. These abolished professions include investment banking, marketing and advertising, career politicians, and many others that were dependent on capitalism. Luke Medina, a Merit Agency Investigator, fights to uphold all that Meritism has accomplished. The Capitalist Party desperately conspires to bring back class divisions and a society of economic inequality based on a fiat currency. #amerita #meritism For the working class, AMERITA represents a new Utopia. For others, AMERITA is a dystopian nightmare. Meritism Manifesto: We, the working women and men of our beautiful and plentiful land, declare in one voice to revoke all credence to economical systems based on subjective monetary representations of individual Merit. We, the contributors of food, shelter, clothing, sanitation, education, healthcare, technology, art, and sport, declare our vocations as necessary for advancing society. Vocations that do not contribute to the advancing of society are deemed not worthy of recognition. We, the laborers, believe the productivity of every valid vocation is objectively and accurately measurable. We, the mentors and parents of future generations, believe in equal education, equal nutrition, equal healthcare, and equal opportunity for all. We, the champions of equal prosperity for equal effort, believe all persons are gifted with talents and the ability to contribute meaningfully to society. We believe every individual has the right to choose how much or how little he or she contributes. The more an individual contributes, the more he or she shall be rewarded. The less an individual contributes, the less he or she shall be rewarded. If an individual contributes nothing, the individual shall have no place in the community. We, the people of the new Meritocracy, declare objective recognition of Merit for all.

Weapons of Choice (The Axis of Time Trilogy, Book 1)

By John Birmingham

Ballantine Books
Released: 2005-04-26
Mass Market Paperback (512 pages)

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On the eve of America’s greatest victory in the Pacific,
a catastrophic event disrupts the course of World War II, forever changing the rules of combat. . . .

The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A military experiment in the year 2021 has thrust an American-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the U.S. naval task force speeding toward Midway Atoll—and what was to be the most spectacular U.S. triumph of the entire war.

Thousands died in the chaos, but the ripples had only begun. For these veterans of Pearl Harbor—led by Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, and Spruance—have never seen a helicopter, or a satellite link, or a nuclear weapon. And they’ve never encountered an African American colonel or a British naval commander who was a woman and half-Pakistani. While they embrace the armada’s awesome firepower, they may find the twenty-first century sailors themselves far from acceptable.

Initial jubilation at news the Allies would win the war is quickly doused by the chilling realization that the time travelers themselves—by their very presence—have rendered history null and void. Celebration turns to dread when the possibility arises that other elements of the twenty-first century task force may have also made the trip—and might now be aiding Yamamoto and the Japanese.

What happens next is anybody’s guess—and everybody’s nightmare. . . .


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End of the Beginning: A Novel of Alternate History

By Harry Turtledove

NAL Hardcover
Released: 2005-11-01
Hardcover (448 pages)

End of the Beginning: A Novel of Alternate History
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In this alternate history of World War II, the Japanese follow up their Pearl Harbor attack with the successful occupation of Hawaii. Now America is marshaling its military forces-from East Coast to West-to reclaim the islands from the enemy.

The Count: The First Novella Introducing His Majesty's New World

By Kenneth Tam

Iceberg Publishing
Released: 2014-12-30
Kindle Edition (103 pages)

The Count: The First Novella Introducing His Majesty s New World
 
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In 1881, explorers in the Rocky Mountains discovered gateways to another planet. Britain and the United States quickly partnered to colonize and exploit this rich new world.

Now it's 1896, and the promise of a new beginning has drawn ex-Sergeant Edwin Barnes, his wife Evangeline, and a group of former British colonial soldiers to the new world. Having faced the Zulu, the Ashanti, and the Boers, this outfit is well-equipped to provide security for one of the many exploration companies seeking riches on the unknown planet.

But work is scarce; with the wild west becoming civilized, American gunhands have swarmed the new world, promising protection at low cost. As Barnes and his wife lose yet another contract, the prospects for the veterans and their families seem grim. Then, almost too conveniently, an aristocrat arrives in New World City. Could a German Count be the answer to the outfit's problems... or is his agenda more dangerous than anyone can imagine?

This novella introduces the His Majesty's New World series, which commences with 'The Grasslands'. For more, visit newworldempire.com.

Jeremy and Corbyn: A Post-Truth Novel: Part One

By Simon L Baxter

Released: 2017-05-16
Kindle Edition

Jeremy and Corbyn: A Post-Truth Novel: Part One
 
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A tale of historical and political 'faction' from debut author Simon L Baxter.

The world's first Post-Truth novel, Jeremy and Corbyn is the answer to the challenge of the moment for political fiction writers everywhere.

A fictional re-telling of the events of 2015, including actual speeches and debates mischievously re-spun, the fictitious world of 'Jeremy and Corbyn' speaks a profound truth about the stranger-than-fiction political era we have now entered.

Friends since childhood, Jeremy and Corbyn grew up to be very different people, yet maintained their friendship through a combination of inertia and routine. Now all that is about to be put to the test.

Austerity Britain, the Scottish referendum, Labour's general election defeat, the mass migration of refugees into Europe, the crisis in Greece, and, of course, the Labour Party leadership contest; around these tumultuous events is woven a story of an establishment in crisis; a story of hope and alienation; a story of Reform and Revolution.

Join Jeremy, Corbyn, a shadowy right-wing network known only as the ‘Inner Steel’, a Greek student named Amalia, and a cat called 'El Gato', as they navigate a period in political history where everything changed, and nothing would ever be the same again.

Simon L Baxter was a member of the British Labour Party until expelled in the summer of 2016 as part of the purge of supporters of Jeremy Corbyn.

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!




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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