Alternate Histories, Parallel Timelines and What Ifs

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Where would we be if X happened instead of Y? If you can’t get enough of alternate universes–or just want to visit a different dark timeline than the one you may currently be inhabiting–these books will take you back in time, into the future and/or to two times at once.

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Agency

Realizing that the unnervingly humanlike AI she’s testing is more powerful than anyone realized, Verity attempts to conceal its power from her enigmatic employers. A century into the future, Wilf looks into the past and realizes that Verity is heading toward an apocalyptic disaster. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.

The Alteration

The year is 1976, but the world is stuck in a universe where the Protestant Reformation never happened–and ten-year-old Hubert Anvil has discovered that he’s in danger of being castrated to preserve his angelic voice. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

The Book of Two Ways

A plane crash spurs death doula Dawn Edelstein to confront two futures: Stay with her husband and daughter, or travel to Egypt and reconnect with the man she knew years ago…and complete her research on the first map of the afterlife. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.

Everfair

In a steampunk twist on the Belgian colonization of the Congo, rebels purchase land from King Leopold II, which they name Everfair: a haven for Congolese natives, slaves escaping from America and other native Africans. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.