- Ben Bova Triumph (1993)
- In an alternate past, World War II winds down to a radically different conclusion with the United States and Great Britain making a dash for Berlin while Goering sues for a separate peace.
- Orson Scott Card The Tales of Alvin Maker (1988-2003)
- The Tales of Alvin Maker is a series of novels that revolve around the experiences of a young man, Alvin Miller, who discovers he has incredible powers for creating and shaping things around him. It takes place in an alternate history of the American frontier in the early 19th century, to some extent based on early American folklore and superstition. The life of Alvin Maker loosely follows the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement (Mormons). Titles include Seventh Son, Red Prophet, Prentice Alvin, Alvin Journeyman, and Heartfire.
- Robert Conroy 1901 (1995)
- This cleverly conceived alternative history proposes that Kaiser Wilhelm II launches an invasion of the U.S in 1901 after President McKinley summarily rejects a demand that he surrender Cuba and the Philippines to the Germans. The long bloody struggle which follows after the enemy establishes a beachhead on Long Island and captures New York City precipitates depths of destruction never visited by a foreign power upon American soil.
- Len Deighton SS-GB: Nazi-Occupied Britain, 1941 (1979)
- In this alternate-history classic, it's November 1941 in Nazi-occupied Britain, and Detective Inspector Archer of Scotland Yard finds himself reporting to SS Gruppenfuehrer Fritz Kellermann. The King is a prisoner in the Tower of London; Churchill has been shot after a brief trial in Berlin; Germany and the USSR are still the best of friends; and the USA is reluctant to intervene. A chilling version of alternate history – which was very close to becoming reality.
- Stephen Fry Making History (1996)
- The British comic actor best known for his role in the TV series Jeeves and Wooster presents his third novel, in which an aging German physicist prevents Hitler's birth, with fortunate and unfortunate results.
- Harry Harrison West of Eden (1984)
- First part of a trilogy which tells of a fictitious planet Earth in which the extinction of the dinosaurs never occurred. The story revolves around a war between a group of Cro-Magnon-level humans and a reptilian race called the Yilané, who are descended from dinosaurs and have become the dominant lifeform on the planet. The central characters are Vainte, an ambitious Yilane, and Kerrick, a "ustouzou" (the Yilane word for mammal) who is captured by the Yilane as a boy, raised as a Yilane, and eventually escapes to rejoin his own people. Followed by Winter in Eden and Return to Eden .
- Douglas C. Jones The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer (1976)
- Suppose that George Armstrong Custer did not die at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Suppose that, instead, he was found close to death at the scene of the defeat and was brought to trial for his actions. With a masterful blend of fact and fiction, The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer tells us what might have happened at that trial as it brings to life the most exciting period in the history of the American West.
- Kim Newman The Bloody Red Baron (1995)
- While Graf von Dracula commands the German army and Baron von Richthofen spreads terror in the skies during World War I, a resurrected Edgar Allan Poe is commissioned by the Germans to write a fabulous biography of the Red Baron.
- Douglas Niles Fox on the Rhine (2000)
- A cadre of SS generals seizes Nazi Germany from Hitler and places Himmler in power, as he immeditely concentrates all his forces against the West, laying the ground work for a vastly different Battle of the Bulge with even higher stakes for the Allies.
- Douglas Niles Fox at the Front (2003)
- In the wake of Hitler's death and Rommel's surrender to General Patton, the former foes join forces to take on a new enemy in the East, Stalin, who is preparing to lead the supposedly neutral Soviet Union in a power grab that will jeopardize all Europe, in a speculative thriller about a World War II that could have been
For an annotated bibliography of novels, stories, essays and other material involving the "what ifs" of history, visit Uchronia: The Alternate History List.
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