100 Best Alternate History Novels

Posted on July 23, 2018 By newsroom Topic: Best Books

Wikipedia defines 'alternate history' (AH) as one or more historical events happen differently. These stories usually contain "what if" scenarios at important points in history and present outcomes other than those in the historical record.

Watchmen by Alan Moore
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Fatherland by Robert Harris
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)
The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove
His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire)
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
1632 (Assiti Shards)
The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker)
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Island in the Sea of Time (Nantucket)
Ancient Truth (Line of Blood Saga Book 1 Old Edition) by Jack Goodwind
Leviathan (Leviathan
In the Balance (Worldwar)
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
How Few Remain: A Novel of the Second War Between the States (Timeline-191)
SS-GB by Len Deighton
The Difference Engine by William Gibson
Dies the Fire (Emberverse)
Throne of Jade (Temeraire)
Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore
Farthing (Small Change)
On the Oceans of Eternity (Nantucket)
Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague de Camp
Black Powder War (Temeraire)
Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman
Agent of Byzantium by Harry Turtledove
The Peshawar Lancers by S.M. Stirling
Empire of Ivory (Temeraire)
1633 (Assiti Shards)
Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula)
American Front (The Great War)
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle)
Rally Cry (Lost Regiment #1) by William R. Forstchen
Dominion by C.J. Sansom
Tilting the Balance (Worldwar)
Against the Tide of Years (Nantucket)
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate)
Lion’s Blood (Lion’s Blood
The 40-Minute War by Janet E. Morris
The Two Georges by Richard Dreyfuss
Inceptio (Roma Nova)
What If?: The World’s Foremost Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (What If #1) by Robert Cowley”
Behemoth (Leviathan)
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge)
Perfiditas (Roma Nova)
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Victory of Eagles (Temeraire)
What If? 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (What If #2) by Robert Cowley
And the Tide Turns by Timothy Dalton
1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory)
Conquistador by S.M. Stirling
Hitler Victorious: Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War II by Gregory Benford
East of the Sun (The Prometheus Saga) by Jade Kerrion)
Upsetting the Balance (Worldwar)
Gettysburg (Gettysburg)
Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel
West of Eden (West of Eden)
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
Making History by Stephen Fry
Deryni Rising (The Chronicles of the Deryni #1) by Katherine Kurtz
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
Marching Through Georgia (Draka
Days of Infamy (Days of Infamy)
Goliath (Leviathan)
Designated Targets (Axis of Time)
1824: The Arkansas War (Trail of Glory
Esper Files by Egan Brass
Striking the Balance (Worldwar)
New Amsterdam (New Amsterdam)
Ring of Fire (Ring of Fire Anthology
1634: The Galileo Affair (Assiti Shards
Weapons of Choice (Axis of Time)
In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Harry Turtledove
Blood & Iron (American Empire)
The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century by Harry Turtledove
The Valkyrie (The Saga of Edda-Earth Book 1) by Deborah L. Davitt
Breakthroughs (The Great War)
Alvin Journeyman (Tales of Alvin Maker)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. Beam Piper
Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson
Opening Atlantis (Atlantis)
Walk in Hell (Great War)
The Union Forever (Lost Regiment #2) by William R. Forstchen
A Nomad of the Time Streams (Eternal Champion)
The Book of Jubilees by Eric M. Black
Tongues of Serpents (Temeraire)
Choices: Arrival of the Fourth Generation by Coleen Liebsch
Elleander Morning by Jerry Yulsman
Fifteen Dollars’ Guilt (The Prometheus Saga) by Antonio Simon Jr.
Into the Storm (Destroyermen
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson


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