|A world without SF becomes a world without scientific progress; the impoverished globe girds for the final showdown between Communism and democracy.|
|1932; SF editor John W. Campbell dies in an auto accident, leaving a dearth of positive images of scientific progress.|
|Western (multipolar), Orthodox (empire), Chinese (empire).|
United States (representative democracy, CR3), Soviet Union (dictatorship, CR6), People’s Republic of China (dictatorship, CR6), British Commonwealth (representative democracies, CR2-4).
|Mana Level||No Mana|
In 1932, American writer and editor John W. Campbell died in a car crash, so science fiction never got off the ground. Less people were interested in science, and technology did not advance as quickly. Post-WWII popular movements were anti-technological, and charismatic religion made a comeback. The Cold War is still ongoing in the current year of 2004.
Due to the extreme implausibility of the divergence point, Homeline scouts suspect a conspiracy by some other interdimensional faction.