Alternate History Fiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the alternate history fiction genre? Books in the alternate history fiction genre are based on events in history that transpired or ended differently. The books in this genre take an event, say a war, and explore what could have happened if the alternate force had won, instead of the one that did in real history. The alternate history genre may contain fantastical elements to further stretch the elements into fiction.

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alternate history fiction genre book coverAlternate History Fiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the alternate history fiction genre.

1. 1984 by George Orwell

2. Fatherland by Robert Harris

3. Watchmen by Alan Moore

4. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

5. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

6. The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

7. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

8. The Stand by Stephen King

9. 1632 by Eric Flint

10. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

11. The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

12. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

13. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

14. Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card

15. Island in the Sea of Time by S.M. Stirling

16. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

17. Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card

18. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

19. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

20. Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove

21. In the Balance by Harry Turtledove

22. SS-GB by Len Deighton

23. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

24. Animal Farm by George Orwell

25. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

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Alternate History Fiction Genre – Related Book Genres

* Faction Definition

* Historical Fiction Definition

* Military Fiction Genre

* Realistic Fiction Definition

* Speculative Fiction Definition

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