What are the best alternate history novels and stories?

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    #1Fatherland

    Fatherland

    Have you ever imagined how would be the World if Hitler won the World War II? Xavier March is a detective of the Kriminalpolizei in the capital of the Third Reich who should investigate the discovery of a body in a lake near Berlin. As March discovers the identity of the body, starts to uncover a conspiracy that reaches the very top of the German Reich. 

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    Eric Schneider
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "interesting topic and good reviews but i can think of many better books"
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    #2Making History

    Making History

    Making History is a satirical novel by the famous British comedian, Stephen Fry. First published in 1996, it tells the story of Michael Young, who explores the alternate reality of a world where Hitler was never born.

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    #3The Game of VORs

    The Game of VORs
    The Game of VORs is a thrilling steampunk novel written by Russian author Andrew Orange and translated into English by the author himself. It was released in June 2017. It is about a son of a rich man trying to live as a working man.
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    Ni Zeng
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I picked this book up as I like this genre and it had good reviews, but ultimately I was disappointed in it. The dialogue and story flowed which is good making it an easy read, unfortunately, the whole time I felt like I had read this story before as it was so similar to other books in this genre, I was really looking for a unique storyline."
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    #4The American Resting Place

    The American Resting Place
    The American Resting Place is a retelling of 400 years of America's history in tombs, gravestones and various burial practices. The book was published on May 15th, 2008 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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    Nicole Alvarado
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "American Resting Place is certainly an interesting book in terms of what the end goal is, but I personally find this to be disturbing in a general sense. It's not my favorite by any stretch and I'd suggest looking elsewhere if you find things relating to cemeteries either creepy or sacred."
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    #5How to Fight Presidents

    How to Fight Presidents
    How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country is a book written by Cracked.com writer Daniel O'Brien. It was published in 2014 with illustrations from Winston Rowntree.

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    Silvia Saucedo
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country is a humorous look at American Presidents and their stories. It's a unique take on American history."
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    #6The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb

    The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb
    The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb is a speculative historical science fiction novel written by Ricardo Alexanders. First published in 2017, it focuses on the adventures of a young Chinese archeologist.
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    Megan Mendoza
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I didn't expect to like this so much, I feel like it will engage anyone wanting to read alternate history novels. The creativity of this does not disappoint."
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    #7Science Fiction Trails 8

    Science Fiction Trails 8

    Science Fiction Trails 8: Where Science Fiction Meets the Wild West is a book containing short stories that blend science fiction and the Wild West theme. It was published in 2012. It was authored by 8 writers and edited by David Riley.

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    Ruth Barrett
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Science Fiction Trails 8 is a unique concept; a compilation of stories that are part sci-fi and part western themed, written by 8 different writers. I appreciated but did not love with book. I just cannot get into wild west type stories. It's sort of like the book form of that Will Smith movie Wild Wild West. Great, if that's your thing."
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    #8Gods and Generals (The Civil War Trilogy)

    Gods and Generals (The Civil War Trilogy)

    Renowned historical novelist Jeff Shaara's Gods and Generals is the first novel from his Civil War Trilogy. The novel served as a prequel to his father Michael Shaara's 1974 novel The Killer Angels. The book was published in the year 2000 by Birlinn. 

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    Raymond Fowler
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The book does a great job of chronicling the early (and many) successes of the Rebel army led by Lee with Jackson as one of his right hand men. Everything builds to the battle of Gettysburg, which is covered in the 2nd book The Killer Angels, and by the time you are done with this you want to pick up the book immediately.BEST history novel. I would NOT call it alternate."
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    #9The Company Man

    The Company Man

    The Company Man is an alternate history and dieselpunk novel for young adults written by Robert Jackson Bennett. It was published in 2011. It is set in 1919 when a multinational company tried to bury its dark secret. 

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    Xu Wang
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I did not like reading this book, because it was so cliche. It was another evil company story which could not keep my interest. I did not care for the characters at all and the setting was bland. I fell asleep reading the book several times and I do not regret it. There are better alternate history books to read."
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    #10Ruled Britannia

    Ruled Britannia

    Britain, 1597. The Spanish Armada has conquered England and King Philip of Spain rules over the full Island, while Queen Elisabeth is imprisoned in the Tower of London. The British have no one to unite them against the enemy.  

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    Arjun Kapoor
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Ruled Britannia has an interesting take on the Spanish Armada's conquering of England. It offers a believable story and reviews seem to have a favorable opinion about the novel but I'd say it's not easy saying this is one of the best alternate history stories."
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    #11Dies the Fire (Emberverse Book 1)

    Dies the Fire (Emberverse Book 1)

    This is the story of 'The Change', a post-apocalyptic saga set in a world where technology has been reduced to useless. The Change happened when a huge electric storm produced a blinding white flash that reduced the electronic devices to inoperable toys. 

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    Peter Ellis
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "A really well done alternate history! Read it twice within the first week I got it!!"
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    #12SS-GB

    SS-GB

    In this alternative-history novel, the Nazis invaded Great Britain in 1941. The King is in a dungeon, Churchill was assassinated and the SS is in the Whitehall, commanding even Scotland Yard. In this scenario, Len Deighton creates a fabulous spy story different from any other. 

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    Christina Ferguson
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This is alternative history, but at the heart it is a murder mystery. Great twist but I don't want to leave a spoiler. If you like spy novels, check it out."
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    #13How Few Remain (Southern Victory Book 2)

    How Few Remain (Southern Victory Book 2)

    America, 1881. Years after the South won the American Civil War, the United States declares total war against the Confederated States after the annexation of Mexico. But this will be a totally different kind of war. 

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    Cherry Han
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Sort of boring and dry book, if you ask me. If you love this era more than me you might enjoy it more. I can't say I really had fun with this book."
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    #14In the Balance (Worldwar Series, Volume 1)

    In the Balance (Worldwar Series, Volume 1)

    This is a very intelligent novel that creates an alternative history of the World War II where Earth has been attacked by aliens with weapons far more deadly than the ones owned by the Axis and the Allied. 

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    Miguel Luna
    Written on March 4, 2018
    " I consider myself somewhat of a history buff so I'm always looking for new material to read whether it's stories, documentaries, or autobiographies. I stumbled upon In The Balance (Worldwar Series, Volume 1), and decided to give it a shot. I got a killer deal on the Kindle Price so I didn't want to pass on that. Now this is a very well crafted novel. It creates an alternative history of World War II which I found very fascinating as it was probably my favorite to learn about. Now the crazy spin is aliens have come to Earth and putting our existence in threat. They're here, they're bad, and they have way more deadlier weapons than either sides of the Axis or the Allied forces! It's a really fun read. I look forward to continuing this series to where it goes. If you're into history and want a fun spin on things I'd recommend giving this a shot."
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    #15The Plot Against America

    The Plot Against America

    In the Presidential Election of 1940, the isolationist Charles A. Lindberg defeats Franklin Roosevelt. One of the first actions Lindberg is to negotiate a cordial 'understanding' with Adolf Hitler, accepting the conquests and crimes in Europe. 

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    Bobby Perez
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "It is great to think about the big decisions in this country and wonder what might have happened if things were different. This book plays on that idea, and give you a interesting look at how one change can influence everything in the world. From the moment Lindberg wins, it is just a waterfall of changes as the book progresses. A truly great book that I could not put down."
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    #16The Years of Rice and Salt

    The Years of Rice and Salt
    In the 14th Century, one of the worst events in human history is happening. The Black Death killed the 99% of the European population. How would be the world? In this book China discovers America, the Industrial Revolution starts in India and Buddhism is the most influential religion. 
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    James Boyd
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Really cool insight into one of the most traumatic events known to man. The Black Death was deadly and those in Europe will never forget it. "
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    #17His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire)

    His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire)

    His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik is a fantasy fiction novel and is the first of the Temeraire series. This book follows the story of Will Laurence and his dragon, Temeraire, as they train to fight against Napoleon's aerial fleet.

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    Tim Zhou
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "This book is really well written and brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars it is a must have for anyone who likes to read thrillers. "

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Best What are the best alternate history novels and stories
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1FatherlandBooks 0 Paid
2Making HistoryBooks 0 Paid
3The Game of VORsBooks 0 Paid
4The American Resting PlaceBooks 0 Paid
5How to Fight PresidentsBooks 0 Paid
6The Last Resistance: Dragon TombBooks 0 Paid
7Science Fiction Trails 8Books 0 Paid
8Gods and Generals (The Civil War Trilogy)Books 0 Paid
9The Company ManBooks 0 Paid
10Ruled BritanniaBooks 0 Paid
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