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.
Philip K. Dick's cult novel - now in an official tie-in edition to accompany the new TV series.
The startling bestseller by Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Roth.
New to Penguin Classics, Lewis's 1935 bestseller about a demagogue who becomes president of the United States is 'frighteningly contemporary'.
A bold fictional re-imagining of 1950s Britain as a Soviet police state, as a wife tries desperately to clear her husband's name.
From the author of City of Women, a riveting new novel that asks the question, what if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust?
The iconic number one bestseller from the award-winning master of the intelligent thriller, Robert Harris. Includes the first chapter of his forthcoming novel, MUNICH, out September 2017.
'Stephen Fry at his twinkling best' Sunday Times
Perfect for fans of The Handmaid's Tale and The Power - soon to be a major new BBC TV series!
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