by Keith Roberts

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1588: Queen Elizabeth is felled by an assassin's bullet. Within the week, the Spanish Armada had set sail, and its victory changed the course of history.

1968: England is still dominated by the Church of Rome. There are no telephones, no television, no nuclear power. As Catholicism and the Inquisition tighten their grip, rebellion is growing.


Titles in this series

  1. Affirmation, The by Christopher Priest
  2. Ammonite by Nicola Griffith
  3. Arslan by M.J. Engh
  4. Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
  5. Blood Music by Greg Bear
  6. Body Snatchers, The by Jack Finney
  7. Book Of Skulls, The by Robert Silverberg
  8. Caltraps of Time, The by David I. Masson
  9. Case Of Conscience, A by James Blish
  10. Centauri Device, The by M. John Harrison
  11. Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
  12. Cities In Flight by James Blish
  13. Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe, The by D.G. Compton
  14. Dangerous Visions by Harlan Ellison
  15. Dark Benediction by Walter M. Miller Jr
  16. Deep, The by John Crowley
  17. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
  18. Difference Engine, The by William GibsonBruce Sterling
  19. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  20. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  21. Door into Summer, The by Robert A. Heinlein
  22. Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
  23. Downward To The Earth by Robert Silverberg
  24. Dr Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick
  25. Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg
  26. Emphyrio by Jack Vance
  27. Engine Summer by John Crowley
  28. Eon by Greg Bear
  29. Fall of Hyperion, The by Dan Simmons
  30. Fall of Moondust, A by Arthur C. Clarke
  31. Female Man, The by Joanna Russ
  32. Fifth Head of Cerberus, The by Gene Wolfe
  33. Floating Worlds by Cecelia Holland
  34. Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
  35. Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  36. Forever War, The by Joe Haldeman
  37. Fountains Of Paradise, The by Arthur C. Clarke
  38. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  39. Gate to Women's Country, The by Sheri S. Tepper
  40. Godwhale, The by T. J. Bass
  41. Grass by Sheri S. Tepper
  42. Greybeard by Brian Aldiss
  43. Half Past Human by T. J. Bass
  44. Helliconia by Brian Aldiss
  45. Hellstrom's Hive by Frank Herbert
  46. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr.
  47. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  48. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  49. Inverted World by Christopher Priest
  50. Last And First Men by Olaf Stapledon
  51. Life During Wartime by Lucius Shepard
  52. Long Tomorrow, The by Leigh Brackett
  53. Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
  54. Maze of Death, A by Philip K. Dick
  55. More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
  56. No Enemy But Time by Michael Bishop
  57. Non-Stop by Brian Aldiss
  58. Nova by Samuel R. Delany
  59. Odd John by Olaf Stapledon
  60. Of Men and Monsters by William Tenn
  61. Pavane by Keith Roberts
  62. Penultimate Truth, The by Philip K. Dick
  63. Prestige, The by Christopher Priest
  64. Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack
  65. Rediscovery of Man, The by Cordwainer Smith
  66. Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
  67. Roadside Picnic by Boris StrugatskyArkady Strugatsky
  68. Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
  69. RUR by Karel Capek
  70. Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler
  71. Scanner Darkly, A by Philip K. Dick
  72. Sea and Summer, The by George Turner
  73. Simulacra, The by Philip K. Dick
  74. Sirius by Olaf Stapledon
  75. Slow River by Nicola Griffith
  76. Stand On Zanzibar by John Brunner
  77. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
  78. Synners by Pat Cadigan
  79. Take Back Plenty by Colin Greenland
  80. Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
  81. This Is the Way the World Ends by James Morrow
  82. Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, The by Philip K. Dick
  83. Time is the Fire by Connie Willis
  84. Time Out Of Joint by Philip K. Dick
  85. Timescape by Gregory Benford
  86. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
  87. Transfigurations by Michael Bishop
  88. Ubik by Philip K. Dick
  89. Unquenchable Fire by Rachel Pollack
  90. Valis by Philip K. Dick
  91. War with the Newts by Karel Capek


  1. joanne
    A magnificent book by one of the most underrated science fiction writers. The best alternative history book I've read, and written at a time when it was a fresh idea, rather than an endlessly recycled trope.

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