Falconer, Stuart. "Fugue and Variations"
Divergence: 1791 CE
What if: Franz Süssmayr was felled by rheumatic fever in 1791 rather than Wolfgang Mozart.
Summary: A modern man explores his grandfather's odd library, reading about Mozart's life until 1825, including his meeting with Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the origin of Wagner's opera Frankenstein.
Published: In Interzone #85 (July 1994).