What Would Happen if History Happened Differently?

Resistance : a novel

Owen Sheers.

Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed D-Day landings, a German counterattack lands on British soil. Within a month, half of Britain is occupied. The seat of British government has fled to Worcester, Churchill to Canada. A network of British resistance cells is all that is left to defy the German army. Against this backdrop, Resistance opens with Sarah Lewis, a twenty-six-year-old farmer’s wife, waking to find her husband, Tom, has d...


Final impact

John Birmingham.

Thriller, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction

“The action is nonstop, the characters very real–and very different from each other–and, to coin a phrase, it makes you think.” –S. M. Stirling, author of Island in the Sea of Time In the year 2021 a multinational fleet–experimenting with untested weapons technology–pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to ada...


The betrayal : the lost life of Jesus

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear.

Science Fiction, Historical Fiction

There is an alternate story of the life of Jesus.nbsp; One the early Church fathers found so menacing they outlawed the books that documented it, ordered them burned, and threatened anyone found copying them with death.nbsp; International bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear put more than thirty years of exhaustive research into this fascinating novel. nbsp; In A.D. 325, Brother Barnabas is...


Man in the dark

Paul Auster.

Science Fiction, Politics

A new novel with a dark political twist from one of Americaâ??s greats.* Man in the Dark is Paul Austerâ??s brilliant, devastating novel about the many realities we inhabit as wars flame all around us. Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident in his daughterâ??s house in Vermont. When sleep refuses to come, he lies in bed and tells himself stories, struggling to push back thoughts about things he would...


Blonde roots

Bernardine Evaristo.

Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, African American

A provocative novel that upends the history of the transatlantic slave trade, "Blond Roots" reverses and reexamines notions of savagery and civilization as it follows a young woman's journey to freedom.


The plot against America : a novel

Philip Roth.

Science Fiction, Historical Fiction

When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh, in a nationwide radio address, publicly blamed the Jews for sel?shly pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but upon taking of?ce as the thirty-third president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial...


1945

Robert Conroy.

Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

America has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But Japan has only begun to fight. . . . In 1945, history has reached a turning point. A terrible new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no choice but to surrender. But instead, the unthinkable occurs. With their nation burned and shattered, Japanese fanatics set in motion a horrifying endgame–their aim: to take America down with them. In Robert Conroy’s brilliantly imagine...



The Eyre affair : a novel

Jasper Fforde.

Science Fiction

Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton, an homage to the real Milton and a very confusing situation for the police. Amidst all this, Acher...



Boneshaker

Cherie Priest.

Science/Technology, Fantasy

"Boneshaker" is] a steampunk-zombie-airship adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions, full of wonderfully gnarly details.--Scott Westerfeld, author of "Leviathan."


Other Earths

edited by Nick Gevers and Jay Lake.

Science Fiction

Taking a look at alternative history, this collection features 11 original stories about the different paths Earth might take if certain events never occurred. Authors include Robert Charles Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Alastair Reynolds, and Benjamin Rosenbaum. Original.