Alternative History

The Worm Ouroboros by Eric Rucker Eddison

Do you miss the days when fantasy epics were like mythological stories? Are your heroes lacking a certain fanciful prose reminiscent of Charlemagne, Achilles, or Thor? Has the recent trend of non-poetic prose left you longing for the good old …

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Crucible of Gold (Temeraire #7) by Naomi Novik

In Naomi Novik’s marvelous alternative history Temeraire series, the British armies fight the French warmonger Napoleon Bonaparte—and both armies possess an air force of dragons. It’s a concept that merges everything that’s good about fantasy, combining an imaginative, meticulously detailed historical setting …

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood in 1985. Winner of the Governor General’s Award (one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for literature) as well as the winner of the very first Arthur C. …

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River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

River of Stars is the twelfth novel by Canadian author Guy Gavriel Kay and is based loosely on twelfth century China during the Song Dynasty. Like many of his works, Kay weaves historical names, places and events into a fictional tapestry that …

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1984 by George Orwell

1984, written by George Orwell in 1949, remains to this day one of the paramount examples of dystopian fiction. Whether in the tropes and images found within its pages, or the very real threat it presents of a dark future, …

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