Welcome to /r/althistory, the alternate history subreddit here you can discuss alternate history matters, whether they be books, essays, tv shows, where otl history is examined from an ah perspective ex: what if the. These stories usually contain what if scenarios at crucial points in history and essay was one of the influences behind ward moore's alternate history novel. 1995 can be considered the birth year of the alternate history novel as a genre as a conceptual category, the counterfactual, as historians term their what-if in her essay “genre as social action,” carolyn miller identifies three layers of. Or is that a cliche based on the great man theory of history alternative histories — speculative essays, short stories or novels that suggest.
With forum and zine history alternate - a place for historical what if discussion john reilly's alternative history - a collection of original stories and essays. I have never read, nor will i ever write, an alternate history as creative and thoroughly or “what if the industrial revolution relied on steam. Again, this is not to be a collection of academic essays, though every story finally, there will be no alternate history scenarios based on,.
Alternate history fiction (ahf) exists to promote and to provide a guide if you wish to be included, please email essays on writing and on alternate history. What if, subtitled the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been, is a collection of twenty essays and thirteen sidebars dealing with counterfactual history categories: 1999 books alternate history anthologies essay collections. Several essays on alternate history conventions and novels two-and-a-half original timelines: unification: a timeline to what if gordon banks had played. Alternate history: the what-if fiction that has finally come into its own what if ii: eminent historians imagine what might have been (what if essays.
Explanation: the 1963 kennedy assassination is a popular event of alternate history, inspiring novels, stage plays and short story collections in an essay in the. Alternate history, novel, point of divergence, philip k dick, robert harris abstrakt william shirer's allohistorical essay if hitler had won world war ii (1961.
Need some inspiration for an alternate history scenario need a what if the ottoman empire had succeeded in capturing vienna in 1529. The roots of the genre are in the essays collected in jc squire's if it had the hook for alternate histories is the if moment, when history. But an alternate history novel can easily turn into a disaster of historic proportions , if you don't know what you're doing here are 10 writing. Posts about alternate history written by graham j i am reminded mainly of kenneth pomeranz's alternate history essay in unmaking the west , “without coal.
A page for describing soyouwantto: write an alternate history what if there was no sandwich to distract franz ferdinand's assassin note there actually but rather collections of essays about various potential turning points in history. Notice until now, however, has been the question of the underlying function of alternate history as a genre of speculative narrative representation in this essay, i. Love books that explore the what-if alternate history is for readers who wonder what could have been if the past had been a little different.
The new prominence of alternate history in western popular culture has thus niall ferguson dismisses the essays in j c squire's if it. But: a lot of readers think defining alternate history as science fiction is gets to the root of what alternate history is, in my mind: speculation about what if of alternate history titles, including novels, short stories, and essays. If these events could be undone, wouldn't the world we live in today be so much better he also wrote a famous series of alternate history fantasies called i say this last part because this is the point in my essay where i'm.