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14 Best Alternate History Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Alternate History books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best alternate history books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    The Man in the High Castle
  2. 2
    The Plot Against America
  3. 3


    A Novel

    Robert Harris

    The Underground Railroad
  5. 5
    Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
  6. 6
    The Yiddish Policemen's Union
  7. 7
  8. 8
    The Alteration

    The Alteration

    Kingsley Amis

  9. 9
    The Calculating Stars
  10. 10


    A Novel

    Stephen King

  11. 12
    The Years of Rice and Salt
  12. 13
    Making History
  13. 14


    A Novel

    Nisi Shawl


  • How was this Alternate History books list created?

    We searched for 'best Alternate History books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Alternate History books are in this list?

    There are 14 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Alternate History books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Alternate History books on the internet.

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