The top 10 counter-factual novels?

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More

The Guardian newspaper just ran an article entitled The top 10 counter-factual novels – the “counter-factual” being a nice literary way of describing a parallel reality or alternative reality story without suggesting the story might be … gasp, science fiction or fantasy (which are¬†dirty words among the gatekeepers of high culture … despite the fact that SF/F and horror accounts for about 35% combined of fiction sales).

That aside, the list is quite good, although misses The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (now also a TV series via Amazon Prime), as well as other more outright sci-fi authors’ works such as Norman Spinrad’s The Iron Dream.

Any other books in the same vein you think might have been missed off this list that are worthy of inclusion?

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The top 10 counter-factual novels?

The top 10 counter-factual novels?

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I have been working as a full-time author publishing fantasy and science fiction novels for HarperCollins for the last seven years.

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