Sunday, August 18, 2019

BW34: 52 Books Bingo - Alternate History

Iron sky: The Coming Race 

Our next 52 Books Bingo category is Alternate History,  speculative fiction which diverges from real history. Whether the stories surround events in history, politics, romance, steampunk or science fiction, they makes us ask what if, time and time again. So where do you start with Alternate History?

There was some debate a few years back if Steampunk killed Alternate History or if steampunk has anything in common, so let's look into how steampunk for historians defines the genre and the challenges of writing stories set in other cultures. I'm currently immersed in the world of steampunk right now with Shelley Adina's Magnificent Devices series  which is why it's on my mind.

However, the world of Alternate history is more than steampunk, so take a trip into The Top 25 Novels About Alternate History (Worlds That Never Were), 10 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books That Twist the History of World War II, The Most Unusual Alternate History Novels Ever Published or dive into the world of romantic or political alternate history.

Check out, the alternate history list which is chock full of resources including a bibliography of over 3400 titles. There are lots and lots of rabbit trails to follow.

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