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By Harry Turtledove - By Mary Gentle - By S.M. Stirling - By Walter Jon Williams -
These four alternate-history novellas make an appetite-whetting introduction for the neophyte. In Turtledove’s The Daimon, Socrates looks on in dismay as a ...Read Review
By Dennis P. McIntire -
Subtitled “A Novel of What Might Have Been,” this story is just that. The author revisits one of the South’s most perplexing ...Read Review
By Kim Stanley Robinson -
For the historical fiction reader, this review begins with a caveat: This is alternate history, a subgenre requiring some initiation. Imagine that instead ...Read Review
By Brian Thomsen (Ed.) - By Martin H. Greenberg (ed.) -
The three-day Battle of Gettysburg continues to hold occupy pride of place among those interested in the American Civil War. While other campaigns ...Read Review
By Steven Barnes -
Lion’s Blood takes place in a world in which an Egypto-Carthaginian alliance prevented the rise of Rome, creating a black empire in ...Read Review
By Avram Davidson (ed.) - By Grania Davis (ed.) - By Henry Wessells (ed.) -
Shades of H. P. Lovecraft flit through this collection by the deceased science fiction/fantasy great Avram Davidson. Otherwise, these stories are very ...Read Review
By Brian M. Thomsen editor - By Martin H. Greenberg editor -
Alternate HistoryShort Stories
This anthology of thirteen alternate universe Pearl Harbor stories (some SF, some straight counter-history) is divided into three sections: part one to stories ...Read Review
By MacKinlay Kantor -
Kantor’s short tale of an alternative U.S. Civil War first appeared in the now defunct LOOK magazine in November 1960. It was ...Read Review
By Wiilliam J. Mann -
Alternate HistoryBiographical Fiction
The best biographical novels compel us to delve more deeply into the true history behind the characters, and this is no exception. In 1910, ...Read Review
By James Runcie -
Humor and endearing candor ring through the narrative voice of Diego de Godoy. Notary to Cortés, the conquistador, he falls in love ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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