Waldrop, Howard. A Better World's In Birth!
Divergence: 1848 CE
What if: The Revolutions of 1848 culminated in the creation of a German Communist state, and a few years later after the Prussian Counter-Revolution in a Communist Europe.
Summary: In 1876, spectres of the martyred Marx, Engels and Wagner haunt Dresden, and an inspector for the People's Department for Security investigates.
Published: Golden Gryphon 2003.
Published: Included in Other Worlds, Better Lives: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Long Fiction 1989-2003, Old Earth 2008 (1882968379BUY).