What are the best sci-fi and fantasy novels set during WWII?

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    #1Blackout

    Blackout

    The Oxford of the year 2060 is a chaotic place but the historians have the chance to travel in time to see historical moments, such as the American civil war or the World Trade Center attack in 2001. 

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    #2Cryptonomicon

    Cryptonomicon

    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson is a speculative fiction novel published in 1999. This book won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Mir Fantastiki Award for Best Foreign Sci-Fi Novel, and Prometheus Hall of Fame Award.

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    Lawrence Ryan
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "After reading the synopsis of Cryptonomicon, I decided to read it. I read the whole book in the first week that I got it because I feel in love with the fantasy WWII setting it to place in."
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    #3Tales of The Red Panda

    Tales of The Red Panda

    Tales of The Red Panda: The Crime Cabal is an alternate history and a dieselpunk novel for young adults written by Gregg Taylor. It was originally published in 2009. It is based on the radio drama The Crime Cabal.

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    Eugene Bell
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I heard a lot of good things about Tales of The Red Panda. Unfortunately i have yet to get around to reading it myself. It is definitely on my to-read list."
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    #4Hitler's Time Machine

    Hitler's Time Machine

    Hitler's Time Machine is a science fiction novel written by Robert F. Dorr. First published in 2014 by Robert F. Dorr, it focuses on a time machine that would allow Hitler and his Nazi Germany to win the World War II.

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    Raymond Larson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Being a historic buff is great because there's an ample amount of reading material available to choose from. I ran across Hitler's Time Machine and the cover looked intriguing. I read the back cover and instantly knew I had to read this. This story is a fiction piece of work written by Robert F. Dorr, who's known to be a non-fiction writer. What makes this story fascinating to read is the detailed and accurate accounts of World War II Germany. I feel like a lot of historic fiction stories tend to get by and skew some facts, which is fine, but for historic enthusiast it's refreshing to read a historic fictional story with some accurate facts backing up the wonderful story. It's a fantastic sci-fi novel too because of the plot on the time machine and how it could possibly swing the tides of World War II."
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    #5Bitter Seeds

    Bitter Seeds

    Bitter Seeds is a fantasy science fiction novel written by Ian Tregillis. It was first published in 2010 by Tor Books under ISBN 0765321505. Bitter Seeds is the first book in the Milkweed Triptych series.

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    Joseph Washington
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This novel is amazing, it describes a very nice story, it absorbs you while reading it. It has interesting situations situation in every page, and keeps you interested all the time. I love this book and I suggest it to everyone, i am sure it will be a very good experience."
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    #6The Tower's Alchemist (The Gray Tower Trilogy Book 1)

    The Tower's Alchemist (The Gray Tower Trilogy Book 1)

    The Tower's Alchemist (The Gray Tower Trilogy Book 1) is a fantasy science fiction novel written by Alesha Escobar. First published in 2011 by Creative Alchemy under ISBN 146105060X, it is the first book in The Gray Tower Trilogy.

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    Sara Kim
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "A great fantasy book. The characters are interesting and cool. It was fun reading this book. I would read it again."
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    #7The Wolf's Hour (Michael Gallatin)

    The Wolf's Hour (Michael Gallatin)

    The Wolf's Hour is a horror fantasy fiction and the first book in Michael Gallatin series written by Robert McCammon. This historical thriller novel is first published in 1989 by Pocket Books. 

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    Ralph Ferguson
    Written on May 5, 2018
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    #8The Keep

    The Keep
    The Keep is a paranormal and fantasy novel written by F. Paul Wilson. First published in 1981 by TOR Books under ISBN 0812579259, it is the first of six books in the Adversary Cycle series.
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    Vincent Hamilton
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "What can I say about this book. It kept me guessing and turning pages to find out what came next. I liked that the author chose to tell this story through the German's POV. It gave an understanding of the cruelty and democratization tactics used at the time. "
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    #9Jackboot Britain

    Jackboot Britain

    Jackboot Britain is a speculative novel written by Daniel S. Fletcher. First published in 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform under ISBN 1500556270, it focuses on an alternate story in which Nazi Germany won World War II.

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    Nicole Walker
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This novel was exciting as much as it was fascinating! I truly loved the in depth stories about the alternative war outcome."
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    #10The 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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    Heather Perry
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a very special fiction book, it is written very nicely, it tells an entertaining story, and has many different characters and everyone of them has something to tell, and i can say that it is one of the best sci-fi books i have read. I have had a very good time reading this book, and i am sure that it will be the same for many of the readers. "
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    #11Rivers of London: Volume 2 - Night Witch

    Rivers of London: Volume 2 - Night Witch

    Rivers of London: Volume 2 - Night Witch is a mystery-filled fantasy, sequential art written by Ben Aaronovitch and illustrated Lee Sullivan. It was published December 13, 2016 by Titan Comics. 

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    Hannah Parker
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book was set during the WWII era. I don't think its very accurate though, I noticed some inconsistencies with the time line when I was reading it."
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    #12Operation Chaos: A Novel

    Operation Chaos: A Novel
    Operation Chaos: A Novel is a fantasy and Science fiction prequel to the popular Operation Luna, both written by the American writer Poul Anderson. This book's theme revolves around werewolfery, war, and magic.
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    Jacob Williams
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "War, science, magic, werewolves, demons, this book is a fantastic adventure tale and one of Poul Anderson's best. I love alternate history and the wilder, the better. A must read novel from a master of genre fiction. "

Summary

Best What are the best sci-fi and fantasy novels set during WWII
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BlackoutBooks 45 Paid
2CryptonomiconBooks 40 Paid
3Tales of The Red PandaBooks 40 Paid
4Hitler's Time MachineBooks 37 Paid
5Bitter SeedsBooks 34 Paid
6The Tower's Alchemist (The Gray Tower Trilogy Book 1)Books 32 Paid
7The Wolf's Hour (Michael Gallatin)Books 29 Paid
8The KeepBooks 27 Paid
9Jackboot BritainBooks 25 Paid
10The Last Resistance: Dragon TombBooks 23 Paid
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