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Karl Becker
Fictional Character
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): In the Balance
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Species: Human
Nationality: Germany
Date of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Occupation: Soldier
Affiliations: Wehrmacht

Karl Becker (d. 1942) was part of the engineering detachment of the German Heavy Artillery Battalion Dora. He and the battalion launched an attack on a pair of the Race's ships which had landed on the southern steppe of the Soviet Union, successfully destroying the 67th Emperor Sohrheb and the 56th Emperor Jossano. The battalion were able to get off six shots in all before the Race bombed the train carrying them, killing the entire battalion.[1]

Literary commentEdit

Although there was a historical figure with the same name and a similar profession, he died in 1940, two years before the novel's Point of Divergence. The Dramatis Personae at the beginning of the novel confirms that this Becker is fictional.


  1. In the Balance, pgs. 83-89.

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