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Favorite AH books?


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Chris Oakley

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Hi, folks. I've been away for quite a spell, but now I'm making my return(hopefully for the long run). I was going to reintroduce myself via the Sports forum, but that post got wiped out by a browser glitch so I'll launch my comeback here instead. Anyhow, I'd like to get a metaphorical show of hands: who here reads alternate history lit, and for those that do read it what are your favorite AH books?



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I've gone through spells of alternate history reading. Harry Turtledove tends to be pretty good, and I have read a lot of his earlier books (The Worldwar series, Timeline-191 series up to The Victorious Opposition but not the follow-up alternate WWII stuff). I particularly like Turtledove's novels The Guns of the South (time travelers bring AK-47s to the Confederacy) and A World of Difference (where the scenario is what if Mars were inhabitable and had natives). Robert Conroy is not bad, either; I enjoyed his novel 1901, about a German invasion of New England intended to force the US to give up its recent acquisitions from the Spanish-American War, mainly because I was living in the area invaded in the novel at the time. I have a couple of anthologies of AH short stories, but none are memorable enough to note here.  



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Fatherland, by Robert Harris. Holy smokes.
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Fatherland, by Robert Harris. Holy smokes.

Small world. I used to own the paperback edition of that book.



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Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, although mainly because of the humor and not the AH.



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Marc DuQuesne

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I haven't read a ton of alternate history, but I did enjoy the Belisarius series by David Drake and Eric Flint. What does the Oakley suggest?





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