What is an Alternate Universe?

A place that is not part of our known solar system, inhabited by strage beings, some human and some not. Places that are not on our astronomical charts, and out of reach in this time. Who is to say that these places and people do not exist - we won't know until we can travel to those places where some of the best of the best Science Fiction is set in landscapes and mindsets unknown to man.

In the Alternate Universes, time travel is not uncommon. Just ask Dr. Who or the inhabitants of the planet called Dune. Venture into the world of L.M. Bujold and visit the Vorkos series - you have no idea what you'll find there, but it won't be familiar earth-based storytelling. We all know that Terry Pratchett has a way with strange places - take a look and see what he has imagined!

We have only touched the surface of this unique section of science fiction novels. There are so many to read, and so little time - unless you have the keys to the Tardis.

The books are listed in alphabetical order by author, so just click on the writers name by the title you are interested in and away you go - Have fun!

Rating Author Book Title Series Reviewer
Douglas AdamsThe Salmon of DoubtCL5 Skull Leader
Peter AnghelidesFrontier WorldsDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
John Blum & Kate OrmanUnnatural HistoryDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
Simon Bucher-Jones & Mark ClaphamThe Taking of Planet FiveDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
David Brin & Kenneth LenaghContacting AliensCL5 Skull Leader
Christopher BulisVanderdeken's ChildrenDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
Orson Scott CardSpeaker for the DeadEnder Quartet #2CL5 Skull Leader
Orson Scott CardXenocideEnder Quartet #3CL5 Skull Leader
Orson Scott CardEnder's ShadowEnder CL2 Uruva
Stephen Cole & Natalie DallaireParallel 59Doctor WhoCL8 Babel
Paul CornellThe Scream of the ShalkaDoctor WhoCL4 Quincy
Michael CrichtonTimelineCL6 Ryo Crimson
A.C. CrispinAlien ResurrectionAlien #4CL7 Kali D'or
Terrance DicksThe Eight DoctorsDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
Terrance DicksDay of the DaleksDoctor WhoCL2 The Clone of Maul
Terrance DicksThe Genesis of the DaleksDoctor WhoCL2 The Clone of Maul
Terrance DicksThe Revenge of the CybermenDoctor WhoCL2 The Clone of Maul
Terrance DicksPlayersDoctor WhoCL2 The Clone of Maul
Frank HerbertDuneDuneCL4 Jaina Erin
Malcolm HulkeThe Doomsday WeaponPlayersDoctor WhoCL2 The Clone of Maul
Malcolm HulkeThe Dinosaur InvasionDoctor WhoCL2 The Clone of Maul
Paul MagrsThe Scarlett EmpressDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
Paul MagrsVerdigrisDoctor WhoCL4 Quincy
Paul Magrs & Jeremy HoadThe Blue AngelDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
David A. McInteeThe Eleventh TigerDoctor WhoCL4 Quincy
Simon MessinghamThe Indestructible ManDoctor WhoCL4 Quincy
Lawrence MilesAlien BodiesDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
Lawrence MilesInterference I & IIDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
Rand MillerThe Book of AtrusMyst #1CL5 Willyum
Rand MillerThe Book of AtrusMyst #1CL3 The Green Knight
Rand MillerThe Book of Ti'anaMyst #2CL5 Willyum
Rand MillerThe Book of D'niMyst #3CL5 Willyum
Lance ParkinThe Infinity DoctorsDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
Terry PratchettHogfatherCL5 ohm
Terry PratchettThief of TimeDiscworld #26CL4 Dan
Gary RussellThe Novel of the FilmDoctor WhoCL2 The Clone of Maul
Dan SimmonsHyperionCL4 Shuriff
Jack VanceEmphyrioCL6 missMaul
Nick WaltersDominionDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
Nick WaltersThe Fall of YquatineDoctor WhoCL8 Babel
David WeberOn Basilisk StationCL4 Jaina Smith