Alternative history novels take a moment in history and change one critical aspect. Usually asking a what if question like: What if the South won the Civil War? See Harry Turtledove’s 1992 classic, The Guns of the South. Or what if an entire town in the year 2000 is transplanted back in time to central Germany in the midst of the Thirty Years War? See 1632, a novel by Eric Flint.
Here’s a list of some new alternative history novels you might enjoy. Let me know in the comments what you think. Remember, these are new alt history novels (within the last year of so), not the classics. Most follow the What if? proposition, though some lean towards historical thrillers with sci-fi and time travel elements.