10 Great Novels That Rewrite History

In contemporary alternate history literature, undoubtedly the most frequently explored premise is the what-if-the-Nazis-had-won postulation. Yes, when it comes to speculative fiction, we just can’t resist reading about the twentieth century’s greatest monsters goose-stepping their way into the information age.
However, not every classic of the genre features an aging Hitler presiding over a fallen world. In our list of ten great novels that rewrite history, you’ll also find a Jewish homeland in Alaska, a fifth-term Richard Nixon governing 1980s America, a steampunk nation of freed slaves, and an underground railroad that’s anything but a metaphor.
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