Alternate History

Worlds That Weren’t

By Harry Turtledove - By Mary Gentle - By S.M. Stirling - By Walter Jon Williams - Published 2002

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Alternate History

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

Lee At Chattanooga

By Dennis P. McIntire - Published 2002

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Alternate HistoryMilitary

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

The Years Of Rice And Salt

By Kim Stanley Robinson - Published 2002

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Alternate History

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

Alternative Gettysburgs

By Brian Thomsen (Ed.) - By Martin H. Greenberg (ed.) - Published 2002

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Alternate HistoryMilitary

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

Lion’s Blood

By Steven Barnes - Published 2002

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Alternate History

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

The Other Nineteenth Century

By Avram Davidson (ed.) - By Grania Davis (ed.) - By Henry Wessells (ed.) - Published 2002

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Alternate History

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

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

By Brian M. Thomsen editor - By Martin H. Greenberg editor - Published 2001

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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

If the South had won the Civil War

By MacKinlay Kantor - Published 2001

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Alternate History

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

The Biograph Girl

By Wiilliam J. Mann - Published 2001

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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

The Discovery of Chocolate

By James Runcie - Published 2001

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Alternate HistoryFantasyLiterary

Humor and endearing candor ring through the narrative voice of Diego de Godoy. Notary to Cortés, the conquistador, he falls in love ...Read Review