Saturday, August 30, 2014

Top ten twisted histories

Christopher Edge is the author of the Twelve Minutes to Midnight series and other books.

For the Guardian, he tagged his ten favorite twisted histories (also known as alternate histories, counterfactuals, "what-if" fiction), including:
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Set in an alternate 1985 where superheroes are real, Richard Nixon is still the US president and the doomsday clock is ticking ever closer to midnight, this groundbreaking graphic novel helped launch geek culture: changing the world of comics from four-colour fandom to the 3D Hollywood-devouring spectacle we see today.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Watchmen also appears among Jo Nesbø's 7 favorite books, Ian Rankin's six best books, and Lev Grossman's top ten graphic novels list.

--Marshal Zeringue