One of my Favorite authors is Harry Turtledove. He is a prolific author who has written over one hundred novels. His novels cover a wide range of genres from historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history. I have read over forty of his novels.
I especially enjoy Turtledove's alternate history novels. In fact, Turtledove has been acclaimed as the Master of Alternate History. In these novels, the author changes a critical point in history and explores how history would have evolved differently.
Turtledove's writing style is very readable. He often slips clever word play into his narrative. Instead of following a main character, Turtledove follows a cast of characters. This allows him to tell the story from several different points of view.
Below are some of my favorite Turtledove novels:
The Two Georges (With Richard Dreyfuss) - A mystery story set in an America that did not experience a revolution.
The Guns of the South - Set during the American Civil War, how did the Confederate Army get AK-47s?
How Few Remain - What if the South won the Civil War? (first book of an eleven book series)
In the Balance - What if the aliens landed during WW II? (first book of an eight book series)
Days of Infamy - What if Japan had successfully invaded Hawaii after the Pearl Harbor bombing? (first book of a two book series)
Opening Atlantis - What if English explorers had discovered and colonized the continent of Atlantis? (first book of a four book series)
Hitler's War - What if Hitler had prematurely started WW II in 1938? (first book of a five book series)