Alternative histories (History) -- See Imaginary histories Here are entered speculative works of history that present alternative outcomes of historical events and subsequent changes in history. Collections of fiction in which the plot or setting assumes an alternative outcome of an historical event are entered under Alternative histories (Fiction).
Alternative histories (Nonfiction) -- See Counterfactual histories This heading is used as a genre/form heading for nonfiction that presents alternative outcomes of historical events and subsequent changes in history.
Alternative press publications -- See Underground press publications Here are entered works about publications issued legally (and usually serially) and produced by radical, anti-establishment, counter-culture groups. Works about publications issued clandestinely and contrary to government regulation are entered under Underground literature.
Alternative religious movements -- See Cults Here are entered works on groups or movements whose system of religious beliefs or practices differs significantly from the major world religions and which are often gathered around a specific deity or person.Works on the major world religions are entered under Religions.Works on religious groups whose adherents recognize special teachings or practices which fall within the normative bounds of the major world religions are entered under Sects. --subdivision Cult under names of individual deities, saints, etc. for the system of beliefs and rituals connected with them, e.g. Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226--Cult