List of alternate history fiction

This is a list of alternate history fiction, sorted by type.

Novels by date of publication

Before 1800

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  • 2010 After America by John Birmingham, sequel to Without Warning.
  • 2010 Red Inferno: 1945 by Robert Conroy, the Allied advance on Berlin causes a paranoid Stalin to attack the American troops, forcing the Allies and a semi-rehabilitated Germany to work together to fight off the Soviet threat.
  • 2011 The Afrika Reich by Guy Saville, the British are defeated at Battle of Dunkirk, allowing the Nazis to conquer Europe and then Africa.
  • 2011 Castro's Bomb, by Robert Conroy, depicts Fidel Castro seizing control of Soviet nuclear bombs during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 2011 11/22/63 by Stephen King, a time traveler stops the John F. Kennedy Assassination, only to create an even worse late 20th century for America.
  • 2012 Age of Aztec by James Lovegrove, envisions a world where the Aztec Empire conquered the globe, beginning with the defeat of Hernán Cortés by Moctezuma II.
  • 2012 Dominion by C. J. Sansom, Lord Halifax rather than Winston Churchill takes over the war effort in 1940, surrendering Britain to be a satellite state of Nazi Germany.
  • 2012 Faultline 49 by David M. Danson (pseudonym of Joe MacKinnon), reporter David Danson travels through U.S.-occupied Canada in search of the principal provocateur in the Canadian-American War (a conflict instigated by 11 September 2001 World Trade Center bombing in Edmonton, Alberta).
  • 2012 Himmler's War by Robert Conroy, Hitler is killed by a random Allied bombing in 1944, allowing Heinrich Himmler to become the leader of Germany and push new advances on the Allies.
  • 2012 The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter, Abraham Lincoln survives his assassination and, two years later, faces an impeachment trial.
  • 2012 Kirov by John Schettler, the first novel in the longest running alternate history of WWII ever written, follows the saga of the Russian battlecruiser Kirov displaced in time to the 1940s, where its intervention radically alters the history of WWII. (40 linked series novels, and still continuing.)
  • 2012 The Mirage by Matt Ruff, Christian fundamentalists hijack airplanes and fly them into buildings in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab States declares a War on Terror and invades the U.S.
  • 2012 Rising Sun by Robert Conroy, imagines that the Battle of Midway is a defeat for the U.S. Navy, paving the way for Japan to attack the West Coast of the United States.
  • 2012 Pact Ribbentrop - Beck by Piotr Zychowicz, Hitler makes a pact with Poland rather than invading it, so after conquering Western Europe, the Poles join him in his 1941 attack on Soviet Union and defeat it together, dividing its territory.
  • 2012 North Reich, by Robert Conroy, considers if Britain had surrendered to Nazi Germany, and had a fascist regime installed across the Commonwealth and Empire, with Canada becoming a base from which Germany prepares to launch a war against the United States.
  • 2013 Fallout, by Todd Strasser, the Cuban Missile Crisis leads to World War III. Twelve-year-old Scott and his family must squeeze into a small fallout shelter with six uninvited neighbors and somehow survive without enough food or water for the next two weeks.
  • 2013 Shattered Nation: An Alternate History of the American Civil War, by Jeffrey Evans Brooks, A single telegram changes the course of the Civil War as a result Jefferson Davis never replaces Joseph E. Johnston with John Bell Hood as commander of the Army of Tennessee in the Battle of Atlanta.
  • 2014 Artam: One Reich, One Race, a Tenth Leader by Volkmar Weiss, the first Leader was killed in a plane crash in November 1941, the Reich did not declare war on the United States.
  • 2014 Napoleon in America, by Shannon Selin, imagines what might have happened if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from exile on St. Helena and wound up in the United States.
  • 2014 Time and Time Again, by Ben Elton, the main character travels back in time to stop Gavrilo Princip from assassinating Franz Ferdinand in 1914. He wants to prevent the Great War, saving millions and setting the twentieth century on a less destructive path. However, the outcome is wholly unanticipated.
  • 2014 Blessed Are The Peacemakers: A Shattered Nation Novella, by Jeffrey Evans Brooks, As a result of Joseph E. Johnston staying as commander of the Army of Tennessee the Confederacy wins the Battle of Atlanta over William Tecumseh Sherman's Army of the Tennessee allowing the peace platform candidate George B. McClellan to win the 1864 election over Abraham Lincoln and the Union agrees to a peace, Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge goes to Canada to negotiate the peace treaty between the Union and the Confederacy.
  • 2015 The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville, the British are defeated at Battle of Dunkirk allowing the Nazis to conquer Europe and Africa and implement the Madagascar Plan.
  • 2015 Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale, the first part of the Hesperian Trilogy. The Roman Empire never fell. In 1218, the Roman Emperor dispatch the 33rd Roman Legion to conquer the recently discovered North American continent.
  • 2016 Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood, set in a contemporary South Africa where apartheid is still enforced.
  • 2016 Underground Airlines by Ben Winters. The American Civil War never happened, with the Crittenden Compromise being adopted instead, and slavery remains legal in the Hard Four states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and a united Carolina.
  • 2016 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, the Underground Railroad was a literal railroad, and not just a metaphor.
  • 2016 Manifest Destiny: Lincoln Sneezed by Brian Boyington, Lincoln survives John Wilkes Booth's assassination attempt.
  • 2017 Eagle in Exile by Alan Smale, the second part of the Hesperian Trilogy and sequel to Clash of Eagles.
  • 2017 House of the Proud: A Shattered Nation Novel, by Jeffrey Evans Brooks, It is 1867 and the Confederacy under John C. Breckinridge takes on political extremists in the country, Northern abolitionists plot to aid a slave revolt in Louisiana led by Sam while Confederate diplomats hope to get France into a treaty of friendship and a war is looming between the United States and the British Empire.
  • 2017 The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard, a mysterious tattoo machine is thought to influence events around John Lennon's assassination and 9/11.
  • 2018 The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington, by Charles B. Rosenberg, in 1780, with the American Revolution in a seemingly endless stalemate, General George Washington is captured by British commandos.