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alternate history

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  • n. contrafactual history, a form of scientific speculation used by historians
  • n. a genre of historical romance and usually science fiction, with a story background involving ahistorical events occurring after a point of divergence from real history

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  • I'm certain that definition used to be in there. Unless...

    June 2, 2011

  • I think someone should start a list called "time travel induced divergences".

    June 2, 2011

  • they left out time-travel. There are two types of alternate history stories, "pure" alternate history, and time travel induced divergences.

    June 2, 2011