The Alternate History: Refiguring Historical Time
"With its clean style, balanced selection of writers, and careful organization, this book will be of great interest to scholars, students, and teachers of science fiction and alternate histories, as well as to SF fans. This thoughtful study of a most exciting genre advances the understanding of familiar material by inviting consideration from a new perspective, and it will surely redirect the discourse on alternate histories."--BOOK JACKET.
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A Brief Background of the Alternate History
Ward Moores Bring the Jubilee Alternate History Narrativity and the Nature of Time
Parallel Worlds Simultaneity and Time
Narrative Temporality and Historicity in Philip K Dicks The Man in the High Castle
Looking Forward William Gibson and Bruce Sterlings The Difference Engine
Looking Backward Entropy and Brian Aldisss The Malacia Tapestry
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