Special Alternate Reality
20 Compelling Alternate Reality Stories From The Last Century
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Alternate reality stories, often presented as speculative future or dystopian scenarios, date back to antiquity, and writers continued using them in the European Middle Ages. It wasn’t until the late 19th and early 20th centuries, however, that the genre began to enter the popular psyche – notably with the likes of HG Wells’ The Time Machine (1895), The War of The Worlds (1898) and A Modern Utopia (1905). Since the mid-20th century, the genre has grown in importance, highlighted by the steady stream of fascinating books, TV series and films released around the world. Here we present some of the best from the last 100 years.