8 Alternate History Books

A look at what might have been

What if? That's the question at the centre of these mind (and time) bending novels, examining how things might have gone if key historical events had turned out differently.

Life After Life cover

1. Life After Life

Kate Atkinson
Leviathan cover

2. Leviathan

Scott Westerfeld
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

3. Anno Dracula

Kim Newman
Dreamland by Graham McColl

5. Dreamland

Graham McColl
Body Politic by Paul Johnston

6. Body Politic

Paul Johnston
11/23/63 by Stephen King

7. 11/22/63

Stephen King
Fatherland by Robert Harris

8. Fatherland

Robert Harris

List created by

Jonathan Melville

Jonathan is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust