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Our world reimagined, one sentence at a time.

Ever contemplate a world in which your parents never met? What if Galileo got it all wrong? Imagine no penicillin, Industrial Revolution, Declaration of Human Rights, books, rock’n’roll or, as John Lennon once pondered, possessions, countries and religion too? And what if Lennon, Plath, Winehouse, Cobain, Joplin, Morrison, Hendrix et al had’ve lived into their 40s and beyond? Start unpicking the threads of history and you expose an infinite continuum of what-ifs. Here are some books that offer speculative outcomes to alternate histories.

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