published 2003, avg rating 3.72 — The Napoleonic Wars are raging across the Channel, and magic become a forgotten relic of the ancient past. (Though set long after the end of the war, Peter Tieryas’ United States of Japan, also set in an America occupied by Japan, works as a sort of spiritual followup to Dick’s masterwork. Alternate history writers have a choice: go big or go small. Current price is $15.99, Original price is $17.99. You get the picture. Still, the pair work uneasily together to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems (not least the Napoleonic scourge). Alternate history books are a great way to explore these questions, and alternate history for teens is becoming increasingly popular. A surprisingly effortless, if complex, read, its labyrinthine narrative weaves plot strands in and out of each other like silk, keeping the pages turning until the coffee goes cold. Should he rebel? See More. His Days of Infamy books have Japan occupying Hawaii. They perform functions like preventing the same content from reappearing, ensuring ads are displayed and, in some cases, selecting content based on your interests. So, March marches on, aided by American reporter Charlotte Maguire. 1,302 ratings — teenagers. isStaticPage = true; It’s a natural target for alt-history geeks, and an easy one to miss. }()); This vibrant fiction genre could be renamed 'What If' books. The Reformation does not take place, Martin Luther becomes pope, Italy never unites…. To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy, Oops! Welcome back. What if the Germans won World War II? Watchmen book. Lammas Night, by Katherine Kurtz But he’s knocking on puberty, and to preserve his angelic voice his superiors are considering castration – an ‘alteration’ that could bring him fame and fortune, but would also deny him an adulthood. published 2007, avg rating 3.83 — Instead, they encounter a world where the engines of war are revved up and producing startling scientific breakthroughs at what seems to the aliens an impossible pace. Set in the 20th century where the Aztec Empire is now a global super power. 1,067 ratings — Britain sides with Johnny Reb in the US Civil War – the conflict moves to Canada. Ruta Sepetys's Between Shades of Gray is now the film Ashes in the Snow!This special movie tie-in edition features 16 pages of color movie stills ... An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the ... An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select. “A subtle, unsettling alternative WWII history.” Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Rommel’s Game: Victory at El Alamein & Towards the Caucasus: An Alternate History Novel from the … The Roman Empire survives until the present day and dominates most of the world. Forget the Second World War: it never happened. 6,209 ratings — What if Charles Lindberg, the air hero who made the world’s first solo transatlantic flight and America’s most-famous Nazi sympathiser, became America’s president in 1940 (the Republicans apparently did invite him to run)? Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (2004). This seemed to spark a brand new revolution of Alternate History. The answer, obviously, is you send the pill back to the well from which Hitler’s father drank to render him infertile. Farthing, by Jo Walton You can view Barnes & Noble’s Privacy Policy. During World War II, Tom and Ben meet amid the Blitz while working on a project to render British targets invisible to German instruments. What if England had had no Cromwell? Roosevelt is defeated in 1940 by Lindbergh, who guides the US towards fascism & anti-Semitism. Tired of alternate history books where the Axis won World War II, or the South won the Civil War? This particular selection of fiction mostly comes from the ‘What if’ category where history has diverged from its path and gone in another direction. Current price is $9.99, Original price is $10.99. What if the Axis Powers won World War II? For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. A surprisingly effortless, if complex, read, its labyrinthine narrative weaves plot strands in and out of each other like silk, keeping the pages turning until the coffee goes cold. But for what it lacks in levity it makes up tenfold in eye-opening lucidity. ... An international bestseller, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and now a major motion picture! See More. published 2004, avg rating 3.52 — published 1994, avg rating 3.81 — In their own world, magic users are hunted and feared, but they cannot imagine magic itself being snuffed out—if it can happen in that alien place, can it happen in their home as well? The Gestapo say it’s a suicide. Alternate history, counterfactual literature, speculative fiction… the genre has many names, but one mission: to reimagine the present as if the past had panned out differently. So, you’re a brilliant young history student with a fascination with Hitler. This version of the Nazi victory is set in Europe and the Holocaust remains undiscovered. This is a critically acclaimed look Refresh and try again. But soon his alchemic authority is challenged by a young upstart named Jonathan Strange, whose natural ability to summon the occult more than dents Norrell’s grandeur. The desperate race to dominate space has a profound effect on the future of humanity in general, but in the meantime, Steele delivers a tense and exciting alternate history that really could have happened. Hey presto: Hitler was never born. $7.99. Set in 1962 after Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II in 1948. When spy networks get word of this new plan to President Roosevelt, he sees just one reasonable response: begin work on his own spacecraft to counteract the Nazi plan. They won the war and now it’s 1964. Alternate history enthusiasts: ignore MITHC at your peril. For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here. The plot follows Sephy (daughter of one of the leading Crosses) and Callum (a lowly Nought, whose mother was Sephy's nanny). America’s first atom bomb test fails and the US is forced to invade Japan in 1946. It's one of our favourite books of the year so far. It is a fascinating collection of essays by a number of acclaimed historians, each asking a different ‘what would have happened if what actually happened hadn’t happened?’. But they would, wouldn’t they? Crosses are black, Noughts are white (or ‘colourless’). What would you do? Featured in the upcoming National Geographic documentary, Expedition Amelia! The narrator is the real Philip Roth, aged seven, and it’s no stretch to say this book is a work of unrestrained genius. NOOK Book Duncan Dorfman, April Blunt, and Nate Saviano don't seem to have much in common. The Book Thief. 1,610 ratings — But because he was so goddamn charismatic, much of society went along with him.