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    Welcome to AlternateHistory.com!

    This web site is your gateway to alternate history on the Internet. You can find it all easily, starting from here. Check out "Discussion" to see if you can start an interesting conversation with other alternate history fans. Look in the Web Guide and AH Directory for a comprehensive guide to alternate history sites and resources elsewhere on the Internet. Click on "Hosted Sites" for direct access to alternate history web sites located right here at AlternateHistory.com.

    This web site is maintained by Ian Montgomerie, email:
    ian@alternatehistory.com.

    What is alternate history?

    It's always a pleasure to introduce someone to one of my favorite hobbies. Alternate history, sometimes called counterfactual history (though mainly by historians), is the exercise of looking at the past and asking "what if"? What if some major historical event had gone differently? How might the world have been changed immediately, and in the long term? Popular "what if" questions include "what if the Nazis had won WW2?" and "what if the South had won the US Civil War?", and in fact an incredible variety of such scenarios have been created by AH (Alternate History) fans, or developed into novels or short stories and published. Alternate history is a small but fairly popular literary genre that has been around for some time. At the moment, Harry Turtledove is the best selling author of Alternate History novels, which are generally categorized as a type of science fiction. Other works of alternate history range from Robert Harris' Fatherland, to scholarly "counterfactuals" which are gaining some popularity with historians, to dozens of amateur alternate history scenarios and "timelines" on the Internet.

    What is this site?

    This site is intended to be your guide to alternate history on the Internet. An excellent guide to published alternate history is already provided by Uchronia. This site provides a comprehensive, categorized list of alternate history material on the World Wide Web, and links to forums where you can discuss alternate history (including one at this very site). It also hosts original alternate history writings from contributors on the Internet. AlternateHistory.com is intended to be the best place to go when you want to start exploring the alternate history community on the Internet. Check out the Web Guide for an extensive catalog of AH web sites on the Internet, and the AH Directory for direct links to specific stories, scenarios, and articles.


    http://www.alternatehistory.com/

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    Re: Alternate History Travel Guide

    A fun diversion for an hour or three.

    I would recomend 1632,http://www.baen.com/library/0671319728/0671319728.htm 1633 http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/...0743435427.htmand the grantville gazette http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/...0743488601.htm. It is about a small rural town from modern america that is trasported to germany during the thirty years war. It is pro american but fairley accurate as far as the hisrory goes.
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    Imagining the Tenth Dimension Pt.1


    Imagining the Tenth Dimension Pt.2



    Didn't someone once hypothesise that we would not be able travel back in time past the point of the creation of a time machine?

    I forget the details of it all, but I believe it was something to do with the dimensions and the distortion of reality.

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    BeornWulfWer, this has always been a big interest of mine. I was fortunate enough to study Special Relativity and non-Euclidean Geometry in college, but I'm not mathematically inclined enough to go much further. I tend to get quite lost as soon as Tensors pop up. For that reason I'm a big fan of those physicists and mathematicians that are able to distill the information of contemporary physics and present it to us regular folks. I'm deeply indebted to:

    Spacetime Physics by Edwin F. Taylor and John Archibald Wheeler

    Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension by Rudolf Rucker

    and

    The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
    "Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time."
    -H.P. Lovecraft

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