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Book Review: Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk

If you give a damn about the characters, a few alternate history liberties ought not get in your way.

Book Review: The Alexander Inheritance by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and...

On a cruise ship called the Queen of the Sea in the Mediterranean Sea shortly after the death of Alexander the Great....

Book Review: The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller

Some authors will go the extra mile and really get into the nitty-gritty of the social changes caused when the impossible becomes reality.

Book Review: River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

Hippo ranching? Alternate history can present some of the craziest ideas, plausibly.

Book Review: Once There Was a Way: What if The Beatles...

If you want to see how a rock band can change history....

Book Review: A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

An entertaining historical fantasy told through family drama

Book Review: All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays is one of those rare alternate history books in which our present is the dystopia compared to the alternative. And it's a lot of fun!

Anthology Review: Altered Europa edited by Martin T. Ingham

While there are some great individual stories in Altered Europa, they aren't quite enough to recommend the book.

Book Review: The Sea Peoples by SM Stirling

The Sea Peoples, the fourteenth book in SM Stirling's Emberverse series, is not a good place to start for people who are unfamiliar with the previous books, but it is definitely worth a read for Emberverse fans.

Book Review: A Time of Need by Brent A. Harris

A Time of Need, by Brent A. Harris, is a good, if flawed, alternate history focusing on what could have happened if George Washington had fought for the British instead of the American revolution, which was lead by Benedict Arnold.

Book Review: Armistice by Harry Turtledove

The final volume in Harry Turtledove's The Hot War trilogy is disappointing, but still worth reading.

Book Review: At the Table of Wolves by Kay Kenyon

At the Table of Wolves is another alternate history in which people with superhuman powers affect the course of World War II, but it doesn't compare to MJ-12 Shadows.

Book Review: MJ-12: Shadows by Michael J. Martinez

MJ-12: Shadows, the sequel to Michael J. Martinez' MJ-12: Inception, tells an entertaining story about an alternate world where people with superpowers help both sides fight the Cold War.

Book Review: Eagle and Empire by Alan Smale

The Clash of Eagles trilogy by Alan Smale truly embraces the high concept story that alternate history is famous for.

Book Review: The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

How would the course of WWII have changed if the United States had perfected the atomic a bomb a year earlier? This idea is explored in Gregory Benford's flawed but ultimately entertaining novel The Berlin Project.

Anthology Review: 1066 Turned Upside Down

1066 Turned Upside Down is a collection of short alternate history stories that focus on a historical moment you may not be familiar with, but the stories are entertaining and the editors give enough historical context for even people who know nothing about it to appreciate the work.

Book Review: The Apostle Killer by Richard Beard

Richard Beard's The Apostle Killer is a strange, entertaining novel. But is it really alternate history?

Book Review: Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood

If you want to read an alternate history that does its best to teach the power of empathy, then this is a book you want to check out.

Book Review: Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

If you are looking for an American Civil War alternate history that rejects the old cliches and shines a light on some of the darker aspects of American culture, then you can't go wrong with Underground Airlines.

Book Review: The Genesis Fleet: Vanguard by Jack Campbell

The Genesis Fleet: Vanguard is not a perfect story, but as another entry into the Gearyverse, it's still an enjoyable read.

Book Review: Another Girl, Another Planet by Lou Antonelli

Another Girl, Another Planet is one of those rare optimistic alternate histories that still manages to convey an interesting story.

Book Review: The Adventure of the Incognita Countess by Cynthia Ward

If you like steampunk adventure and vampire romances, then climb aboard for The Adventures of the Incognita Countess.

Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

If you like seeing the world broken to pieces in a fresh way, you'll enjoy Naomi Alderman's The Power.

Book Review: Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

If you want reminder of a forgotten era of history overshadowed by the horrors that came afterward, give Amberlough a try.

Anthology Review: Tales of Wonder

Pick up Tales of Wonder if you want to watch the impossible become probable.

Anthology Review: Galactic Empires edited by Neil Clarke

If you like space operas in small bite sized chunks, then you can't go wrong with Galactic Empires.

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One might push the 80s nostalgia too far, but it's a blast.

Book Review: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

If you want to read a classic SF novel that is even more relevant now, check out Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash.

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany,...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can be enjoyed as a non-canon Harry Potter story unconnected to the previous tale.

Book Review: Coda: A Visit to the National Air and Space...

"Coda," perhaps the most meta work of Ian Sales' career, is recommended not just to alternate historians, but anyone who ever wanted to go up there and explore the universe.