Garner [Quantum 6]
In Reality Garner, President-Elect Franklin Roosevelt was assassinated in 1933 by Giuseppe Zangara, just like in the highly dangerous Reich-5 timeline. But unlike on Reich-5, Vice-President Elect John Nance Garner then went on to have two reasonably effective terms before handing over the Presidency to Republican Wendell Willkie in 1940. It’s now 1942, and Willkie is busy fighting World War II. The war is going roughly the same as it did on Homeline, and there’s no real indication that the Allies are going to lose the war against the Axis.
So it’s amazing how flat-out nasty the out-time interference is getting. There’s already been sabotage, skullduggery, corruption, and even a couple of suspicious deaths among Infinity personnel, with no end in sight. And note that this is all internal; the usual fight between Infinity and Centrum over the Garner timeline is positively civilized by comparison.
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Catalog (Quantum 5)
The year is 1975. Elvis Presley is in the middle of a European tour, and he sounds fantastic. So do the Doors, although Jim Morrison’s marriage is reportedly on the rocks again; his off-again, on-again affair with Janis Joplin is a favorite subject for the tabloids. Jimi Hendrix isn’t touring this year, but his latest album is poised to go platinum. Rumors abound that Cass Elliot is seriously talking about doing a reunion album with her old band, but that rumor’s been perennial since 1970.
But the news isn’t all great: J.P. Richardson’s just been diagnosed with the cancer, poor fellow. It’s sparked plans for a huge charity concert for cancer awareness, though, and all the big names will be there: Ed Cochrane, Patsy Cline, Otis Redding, and of course Rich Valens and Buddy Holley. They’re calling it ‘Life-Aid,’ and construction of a special stadium and facility — oddly, at the otherwise unremarkable town of Woodstock, NY — has already begun.
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