A Stunning Alt-History Map Showing A Completely Uncolonized Africa

A map created by Swedish artist Nikolaj Cyon shows what Africa would have looked like had it not been colonized by Europeans. Shown upside down to skew the Eurocentric bias, it was compiled using historical, linguistic, and ethnographic data. » 11/13/14 12:20pm 11/13/14 12:20pm

11 Intriguing Ways World War I Could Have Turned Out Differently

The First World War may have have featured static battlefields and attritional strategies, but that doesn't mean the course of events from 1914 to 1918 couldn't have unfolded differently. Here are 11 events that could have changed the outcome of the Great War. » 10/29/14 10:00am 10/29/14 10:00am

The 14 Strangest Moments in Doctor Who Alt-History

With the 50th anniversary of the longest running science-fiction television series in the world less than a week away, now is the perfect time to reflect on some of those moments when the international cult phenomenon we all know and love might have gone off in an entirely different direction. » 11/18/13 7:11am 11/18/13 7:11am

Scott Westerfeld explains why World War I should be the new World War II

Today sees the release of Scott Westerfeld's and Keith Thompson's long-awaited third book in the Leviathan trilogy, Goliath. And we can't wait for a third dose of alternate-history World War I, with all the mechs and genetically engineered airships. (And to celebrate, here's a lovely new piece of artwork. Check out… » 9/20/11 12:28pm 9/20/11 12:28pm

What if JFK was shot three years earlier? What if RFK survived?…

The New York Times has a review of a fascinating new book, Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan by Jeff Greenfield. It shows just how easily things could have veered another way. » 3/01/11 8:30am 3/01/11 8:30am

Steampunk on a budget: Costumers reveal their greatest secrets!

Steampunk costumes always look amazing — but expensive. How can you look like a denizen of alternate steam-powered London without spending a fortune? We attended both of NYCC 2010's panels on the subject and came away with 10 cost-saving tips. » 10/11/10 11:03am 10/11/10 11:03am

The most intriguing alternate history we've heard of in ages

Plenty of alternate history books focus on World War II, but a new series coming in 2011 goes one better. Because World War II played out differently, the Cold War is very different. Including spy cyborgs and super-enhanced terrorists. » 7/06/10 3:30pm 7/06/10 3:30pm

Rutger Hauer Dies In The Rain Once More. Only This Time, He's A…

Another great moment in Rutger Hauer history is Fatherland, the TV movie version of the novel about an alternate history where Germany won World War II. Yep, Tarantino's not the first to create a cinematic alternate World War II. » 8/21/09 5:00pm 8/21/09 5:00pm