From the Foreward of the book:
Have you ever thought that there might be a conspiracy out there?
Someone, or Something, really behind IT ALL.
Manipulating everything. Wars, politics, the weather, advertising (especially advertising), the clothes you wear, the average length of hair, TV and Rock and Roll - the WHOLE PICTURE.
There is. They are called the Disruptors.
But it's Okay. Luther Arkwright defeated them. We're safe now. And the tale was told in three graphic novels by Bryan Talbot - Luther's chronicler on this Parallel.
That's Parallel as in Parallel Earth. The Disruptors were not after just our little corner of all Creation, not by a long shot.
We had is easy, really. No dangerously subtle manipulation of the religions on our Parallel, no supposedly accidental Eco-disasters, no Bio-engineered diseases with insidious social side effects, no tendency to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a minority who are in turn controlled...
Which makes it easy to relax. To play a game such as this. To take part in a strange and terrible conflict. To smash the conspiracy, tear away the mask, reveal and destroy the hidden forces manipulating those other Earths.
Welcome to the Multiverse.