Campbell, 2004
Current Affairs
A world without SF becomes a world without scientific progress; the impoverished globe girds for the final showdown between Communism and democracy.
Divergence Point
1932; SF editor John W. Campbell dies in an auto accident, leaving a dearth of positive images of scientific progress.

Major Civilizations

Western (multipolar), Orthodox (empire), Chinese (empire).
Great Powers

United States (representative democracy, CR3), Soviet Union (dictatorship, CR6), People’s Republic of China (dictatorship, CR6), British Commonwealth (representative democracies, CR2-4).

Worldline Data
Tech Level Missing
Mana Level No Mana
Quantum 5
Infinity Class R6
Centrum Zone Inaccessible

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.

TT92, IW119