What If?: Alternate History

History often seems to be made up of overriding forces, destinies, fate. But what if one small alteration could change the course of history? Explore what might have happened if the events that shape our past had been even slightly different. Imagine “What if?” All titles are located in the Adult Science Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Barnes, Steven. Lion’s Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America. 2002.

Bennett, Robert Jackson. The Company Man. 2011. (Adult Fiction BEN).
     Also available: CD

Birmingham, John. Without Warning. 2009.

Chabon, Michael. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. 1978. (Adult Fiction CHA).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. 1962.
     Also available: CD

DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. 1999. (Adult Fiction DUB).

Evaristo, Bernardine. Blonde Roots. 2009. (Adult Fiction EVA).

Fforde, Jasper. The Eyre Affair. 2002.
    Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Fleming, Thomas. The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee. 2006. (Adult Fiction FLE).

Flint, Eric. 1632. 2000.

Foster, Sesshu. Atomik Aztex. 2005.

Goonan, Kathleen Ann. In War Times. 2007.

Gregory, Daryl. Pandemonium. 2008.

Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton’s Cannon. 1998.

Lowy, Jonathan. Elvis and Nixon. 2001. (Adult Fiction LOW).

Norton, Andre. Leopard in Exile. 2001.

Priest, Cherie. Boneshaker. 2009.

Roberts, John Maddox. Hannibal’s Children. 2002. (Adult Fiction ROB).

Roth, Philip. The Plot Against America. 2004. (Adult Fiction ROT).
     Also available: Large Type, CD 

Sheers, Owen. Resistance: A Novel. 2007. (Adult Fiction SHE).

Silverberg, Robert. Roma Eterna. 2003.

Skimin, Robert. Custer’s Luck. 2000. (Adult Fiction SKI).

Stirling, S. M. The Peshawar Lancers. 2002.

Stross, Charles. The Atrocity Archives. 2004.

Stroyar, J. N. The Children’s War. 2001. (Adult Fiction STR).

Turtledove, Harry. Hitler’s War. 2009. (Adult Fiction TUR).
    Also available: CD

Walton, Jo. Farthing. 2006.