Friday Question #179 - Alternate History

Happy Friday, Readers!

Recommend a book for the “Alternate History” square on the August Bookish Bingo board and help a fellow reader!

Alternative history is a subgenre of SF (“science fiction” or “speculative fiction”) that creates a fictional world in which an action or event in the past has caused history to diverge from its known course.

Stephen King’s book: 11/22/63
It explores the idea of going back in time to change history of when JFK was shot.
It is not the typical scary book you’d come to expect of Stephen King.


Like any dystopian novel

I love Babel by R F Kuang, although some people don’t consider it to be true alternate history because it includes fantasy elements.


This was the first book I thought of too -Stephen King’s 11/22/63

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Theres always the classic that started it all Man In The High Castle by Philip K Dick


Orson Scott Card’s Tales of Alvin the Maker series tells an alternate history of the United States beginning when colonizers encountered indigenous peoples. I read the first four books in the series back in 2011 starting with Seventh Son. Conscientious readers beware of that Card has expressed homophobic and racist agendas.

Thanks for the rec. I’ve added it to my TBR list.

Thanks for the rec! I’ve added it to my TBR list.

I liked this book of King’s.