Alternate History: SF or not

Posted by Unrepentant Escapist

May 11, 2009 -- 4:32 p.m.

It's the question that's plagued philosophers for ages: what is Alternative History? Is it science fiction or not?

To me, I like what I like, and I don't like what I don't like, so it doesn't matter if Alternate History is fantasy, science fiction, or the desperate attempt of some authors to destroy the categorization system entirely. Heck, maybe it's even a conspiracy by a group of rabid, flying squirrels?

Still, I've heard some people arguing about it, and maybe I've participated in the discussion a time or two, so if you want to argue about it, discuss at the link above at


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