Rucker, Rudy, and Paul Di Filippo. "Instability"
Divergence: 1952 CE
What if: Members of the Beat Generation decided to disrupt an H-bomb test.
Summary: William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and John von Neumann intersect at White Sands.
Published: In What Might Have Been? Volume 2: Alternate Heroes (eds. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.; and Transreal!, WCS 1991 (1878914006).
Original in: English.
Translation: French by Monique and Hugues Lebailly as "Instabilité", in Di Filippo's Pages perdues, q.v.
Translation: Spanish by Eugenia Arrés López as "Inestabilidad", in Di Filippo's Paginas Perdidas, q.v.