Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Six alternate-history novels

For the Christian Science Monitor, Molly Driscoll named "six novels that explore a slightly alternate version of very familiar events," including:
11/22/63, by Stephen King

The horror author's new novel tells the story of Jake Epping, who is let in on the secret of a time-travel portal inside a local diner by its dying owner. The owner, Al, asks Epping to go back in time and complete one very important task – stop President Kennedy from being shot.
Read about the other titles on the list.

Discover why King ventured into this sub-genre.

Also see David Daw's list of five American presidents in alternate history.

--Marshal Zeringue