Sunday, 27 January 2008

Alternate History Reading List

Once again, this list is not comprehensive, but should give you more reading ideas.

Found in the History Section:
Robert Cowley - What if?, What if? 2
Mike Resnick - History Revisited
Gavriel Rosenfeld - The World Hitler Never Made

Found in the Fiction Section:
Harry Turtledove - pretty much everything including he’s written including several anthologies like, Alternate Generals and Worlds That Weren’t
Eric Flint - 1632, 1633, 1634: The Galileo Affair, 1634: The Ram Rebellion, 1634: The Bavarian Crisis, 1635: The Canon Law, 1812: Rivers of War, 1812: Arkansas War, etc.
Kurt Giambastiani - From the Heart of the Storm
Robert Harris - Fatherland
S. M. Stirling - Conquistador, Protector’s War, Dies the Fire, Meeting at Corvallis
Robert Silverberg - Roma Eterna
Robert Wilson - Darwinia
William Gibson - Difference Engine
Harry Harrison - Stars & Stripes Triumphant, Stars & Stripes in Peril, Stars & Stripes in Triumph
Debra Doyle - Land of Mist and Snow
Naomi Novik - His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory
John Birmingham - Weapons of Choice, Designated Targets, Final Impact
Jonathan Green - Unnatural History
Robert Conroy - 1945, 1901
Jo Walton - Farthing, Ha’Penny
Sophia McDougall - Romanitas, Rome Burning
Jaspre Bark - Sniper Elite: Spear of Destiny
Jonathan Green - Pax Britannia: Unnatural History
Al Ewing - Pax Britannica: El Sombra
Stephen Baxter - Emperor, Navigator

1 comment:

cobrabay said...

Though I'm a long time fan of Harry Harrison's fiction, I found his "Stars & Stripes..." alternate history trilogy his weakest works, and I couldn't even finish the third one. A much better American Civil War alternate history trilogy is "Gettysburg", "Grant Comes East" and "Never Call Retreat" by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen. I may have no time for Newt's politics, but has co-written 3 excellent novels here. After reading the first in mass market paperback, I bought the second in trade paperback rather than wait for the mass market edition, and bought the 3rd in hardback as soon as it came out.