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Sub-genre of speculative fiction, alternative history is “what if?” fiction.

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The Fourth Protectorate is an alternative history novel where the principle point of departure is the Brighton bomb in 1984.
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Sub-genre of speculative fiction, alternative history is “what if?” fiction.
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The Foolish Hedgehog
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The Fourth Protectorate
Alternative history novel set in 1980s/90s London. See the book’s main page for further details.
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